Faculty and Staff

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...

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...

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

Sari Bashi
Visiting Lecturer in Law

Sari Bashi is a Visiting Lecturer in Law and the Robina Foundation Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School. She writes and lectures on international humanitarian law and Israeli policy...

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,...

Nixon Boumba
Tom and Andi Bernstein Senior Human Rights Fellow (fall term)
Tamar Ezer
Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Tamar Ezer is a Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow. She also currently serves as the Associate Director, Lecturer in Law, and Practitioner-in-Residence with the Human Rights Clinic at the...

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...

Lowenstein Clinic Student Directors

Catherine Crooke
Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Catherine Crooke is a third-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where she focuses on international human rights and refugee law. Prior to law school, Catherine worked at the International...

Dylan Kolhoff
Lowenstein Clinic 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...

Amber Qureshi
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...

Lowenstein Project Student Directors

Carolyn O'Connor
Lowenstein Project Student Director

Carolyn O’Connor is a third-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where she has spent her time working on human rights issues in the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. Prior to law school,...

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 Directors

Carolyn O-Connor
Schell Center Student Director

Carolyn O’Connor is a third-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where she has spent her time working on human rights issues in the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. Prior to law school,...

Sonya Schoenberger
Schell Center Student Director

Sonya Schoenberger is a second-year law student interested in human rights, environmental justice, and humanitarian action. Prior to law school, Sonya worked as part of the International Committee...

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