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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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Amber Qureshi
Lowenstein Clinic Student Director

Amber Qureshi is a third-year J.D. candidate at Yale, where she has worked on international human rights, immigration law, and Muslim civil rights issues. At Yale, Qureshi is a Student Director...

Lowenstein Project Student Directors

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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,...

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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...