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

Ximena Benavides
Ximena Benavides
Schell Center Research Fellow

Ximena Benavides is a Schell Center Research Fellow at Yale Law School and Lecturer at Yale College. She is a Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) candidate at Yale Law School, where she received...

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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...

Marco Goldoni
Marco Goldoni
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Marco Goldoni is Senior Lecturer in Legal Theory at the Law School of the University of Glasgow and Schell Center Fellow at Yale Law School (Winter Term). He received his degrees in Law and...

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...

M. Jimena Sáenz
M. Jimena Sáenz
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

M. Jimena Sáenz is a Schell Center Research Fellow. She holds a degree in law and literature, and received her Ph.D. in Law from Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Currently, she is a researcher...

Lowenstein Clinic Student Directors

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Leanne Gale
Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Leanne Gale is a third-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where she has worked on international human rights, immigration law, indigenous rights, and public defense. In addition to her...

Abigail Pershing
Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Abigail Pershing is a third-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School. She is particularly interested in big global challenges, including mass migration, climate change, and wealth inequality. During...

Lowenstein Project Student Directors

Weronika Betta
Weronika Betta
Lowenstein Project Student Director

Weronika Betta is a Political Science major in Yale College, where she focuses on international relations and law, human rights, and post-conflict justice. She previously worked at the Institute...

Jessica Tueller
Jessica Tueller
Lowenstein Project Student Director

Jessica Tueller is a second-year law student who is interested in international human rights law and how it can be used to advance women’s rights in Latin America. She has been an intern at the...

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Liana Wang
Lowenstein Project Student Director

Liana Wang is a double major in Economics and Global Affairs in Yale College. She is also a part of the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights, with a particular interest in studying...

Schell Center Student Leadership

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...

David Moon
David Moon
Schell Center Student Director

David Moon is a second-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where he is focusing on international law. In college, David conducted research on women's rights and customary law in South Africa...

Jessica Tueller
Jessica Tueller
Schell Center 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...