Faculty and Staff

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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

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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
Visiting Human Rights Fellow (spring term)

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...

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

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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 Directors

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 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...