In addition to affiliated faculty, the Schell Center hosts visiting Fellows throughout the academic year with expertise in a range of human rights-related fields. Students across the University are encouraged to reach out to Fellows to learn from them and connect on shared areas of interest during Fellows’ time at the Schell Center.

Faculty and Staff

Madeline Batt
Madeline Batt
Community Human Rights Fellow

As Community Human Rights Fellow, Madeline Batt assists the Schell Center in promoting a vibrant human rights community and in developing human rights projects. Her interests include human rights...

Paul Kahn
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...

Hope Metcalf
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
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...

Ryan Thoreson
Ryan Thoreson
Clinical Lecturer in Law, Associate Research Scholar in Law, and Robert M. Cover-Allard K. Lowenstein Fellow in International Human Rights

Ryan Thoreson is a Clinical Lecturer in Law, Associate Research Scholar in Law, and Robert M. Cover-Allard K. Lowenstein Fellow in International Human Rights at Yale Law School. He is also a...

Fellows

Tom Andrews
Robina Senior Human Rights Fellow

Tom Andrews is the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. A former member of the US...

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Alisha Bjerregaard
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Alisha Bjerregaard is a Schell Center Human Rights Fellow. Her work during and after law school has focused on advocating for women's rights. Bjerregaard earned her J.D. from Yale Law School,...

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David Marshall
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

David Marshall, a human rights lawyer, was recently the head of the Accountability and the Administration of Justice section in the UN mission in Iraq where he led the UN’s efforts to monitor the...

Alfred Brownell
Alfred Brownell
Tom & Andi Bernstein Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Alfred Brownell is an internationally recognized environmental rights activist and lawyer from Liberia. Brownell has advocated for more than two decades to protect the environment and human rights...

Paul Linden-Retek
Paul Linden-Retek
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Paul Linden-Retek is a Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School and a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Yale University. He received his Ph.D. in Political...

Lowenstein Clinic Student Directors

Sarah Bernardo
Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Sarah Bernardo is a third-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School. Through her work with the Lowenstein Clinic, Sarah has researched the mental harm element of genocide under international law and...

Dianne Lake
Dianne Lake
Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Dianne Lake is a third-year J.D. Candidate at Yale Law School originally from Freetown, Sierra Leone. Her work in the clinic has included research and investigation for strategic litigation in...

Jessica Tueller
Jessica Tueller
Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Jessica Tueller is a third-year law student who is interested in international human rights law and how it can be used to advance feminist causes in Latin America. She has previously worked at the...

Lowenstein Project Student Directors

Ella Fanger
Lowenstein Project Student Director

Ella Fanger is an Ethics, Politics, and Economics major in Yale College, where she focuses on the nexus of incarceration, immigration, and surveillance policy. She has previously worked with the...

Fiza Khan
Lowenstein Project Student Director

Fiza Khan is a second-year law student with an interest in international law and human rights. Before law school, Fiza worked as a legal assistant at a Los Angeles based firm, and was additionally...

Schell Center Student Leadership

Luke Connell
Schell Center Student Director

Luke Connell is a second-year law student who is interested in international human rights law with a focus on human mobility in Latin America. He has interned with Amnesty International – Mexico...

Larissa Jimenez
Larissa Jimenez
Student Communications Coordinator & Undergraduate Assistant

Larissa Jimenez assists with the administration of the Schell Center, with a focus on expanding opportunities for students outside the law school to engage with its programming. She develops...

Emma Montoya
Schell Center Student Director

Emma Montoya is a second-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where she is focusing on international law. During her time in law school, she has worked on issues of international human rights...

Anna Wherry
Anna Wherry
Schell Center Student Director

Anna Wherry is a third-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School and PhD student in anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. At Yale she has worked on sex worker health and rights, public defense,...