Faculty and Staff

Alisha Bjerregaard
Clinical Lecturer in Law, Associate Research Scholar in Law, and Robert M. Cover–Allard K. Lowenstein Fellow in International Human Rights

Alisha Bjerregaard is a Clinical Lecturer in Law, an Associate Research Scholar in Law, and the Robert M. Cover–Allard K. Lowenstein Fellow in International Human Rights. Her work during and after...

Tamar Ezer
Lecturer in Law, Associate Research Scholar in Law, and Schell Visiting Human Rights Scholar

Tamar Ezer is an Associate Research Scholar in Law and Visiting Human Rights Scholar for the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights. She previously served as the Executive...

Charlotte Finegold
Community Human Rights Fellow

As Community Human Rights Fellow, Charlotte Finegold assists the Schell Center in promoting a vibrant human rights community and in developing human rights projects. She also supervises the Hope...

Paul W. Kahn
Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities and Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights

Paul W. Kahn is Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities, and Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. Professor Kahn teaches in...

Katy Lawder
Fellowships Coordinator

Katy Lawder has worked with the Schell Center since 2010. She coordinates the various fellowships, including the Robert L. Bernstein Fellowships in International Human Rights, the Robina...

Hope R. Metcalf
Clinical Lecturer in Law; Research Scholar in Law; and Executive Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights

Hope Metcalf is the Executive Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights Law and co-teaches the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. In January 2017, she...

Barbara Mianzo
Senior Administrative Assistant
James J. Silk
Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights; Director, Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic; and Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights

James J. Silk is the Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights at Yale Law School, where he teaches the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. He is director of the Law School’s...

Fellows

Nixon Boumba
Tom and Andi Bernstein Senior Human Rights Fellow (fall term)
Kyle Delbyck
Schell Center Human Rights Fellow
Paul Linden-Retek
Robina Foundation Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Paul Linden-Retek is a Robina Foundation Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science, where his research focuses on the political...

Ryan Liss
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Ryan Liss ’13 LLM works in public international law and criminal law, examining the ways in which human rights both construct and constrain state power. Liss is a Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar at...

Alejandro Madrazo Lajous
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Alejandro Madrazo Lajous obtained an LL.B. (’02) from ITAM in Mexico City and both an LL.M. (’03) and a J.S.D. (’06) from YLS. He is currently tenured Professor of Law at CIDE in Aguascalientes,...

Catalina Pérez Correa
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Catalina Pérez Correa has been a Professor of the Legal Studies Division at the Center for Research and Teaching of Economics (CIDE) in Mexico for the past six years. She received her LLM and JSD...

Lowenstein Clinic Student Directors

Kyle Fees
Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Kyle 'Kai' Elliot Fees is a J.D. candidate in the Yale Law School Class of 2018. He is interested in economic, social, and cultural human rights, including the right to the highest attainable...

Alexandra Francis
Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Alexandra Francis is a 2018 J.D. candidate at YLS, where she focuses on human rights, international humanitarian law, and national security. Prior to law school, Francis worked as a Junior Fellow...

Julia Wang
Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Julia Wang is a third-year J.D. candidate at Yale, where she has spent most of her time working on international human rights. She was one of the student directors of Schell Center during her...

Constance Zhang
Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Lowenstein Project Student Directors

Hayden Rodarte
Lowenstein Project Student Director

Hayden Rodarte is a second-year law student from California. He is interested in human rights in Latin America and Latinx communities in the U.S., particularly LGBTQ- and HIV-related...

Amber Quereshi
Lowenstein Project Student Director

Amber Qureshi is a second-year law student at Yale who is interested in human rights and social justice lawyering. Prior to law school, Amber was a high school math teacher at Baltimore City...

Hyun-Soo Lim
Lowenstein Project Student Director

Hyun-Soo is a third-year law student from Korea and Canada. She is interested in public international law, international development, and human rights. Hyun-Soo is one of the Managing Submissions...

Paulina Perlin
Lowenstein Project Student Director

Paulina Perlin is a second-year student at Yale Law School. In addition to serving as a Lowenstein Project co-director, she is also co-director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, a...

Schell Center Student Directors

Erinma Kalu
Schell Center Student Director

Erinma (Eri) Kalu is a J.D. Candidate in the Yale Law School Class of 2019. She is interested in international women’s health and rights, racial justice, and movement lawyering. At YLS, Kalu is...

Dylan Kolhoff
Schell Center Student Director

Dylan Kolhoff graduated with Honors from the College of William & Mary with a major in International Relations. He spent two years after graduation in China, first as a Teaching Fellow in...

Mariana Olaizola Rosenblatt
Schell Center Student Director

Mariana Olaizola developed her interest in human rights while an undergraduate student at Princeton, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2013. She then worked in Myanmar doing research in...

Yale College Liaisons

Madeline Batt
Yale College Liaison

Madeline Batt is a political science major and a member of the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights' class of 2019. As an undergraduate assistant, she assists the Schell Center with...

Laura Plata
Yale College Liaison