Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Solomon Center Hires Executive Director

Tamar Ezer will be the Executive Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy beginning July 1, 2016. She comes to Yale Law School from the Open Society Public Health Program, founded by George Soros, where she was deputy director of the Law and Health Initiative. As Executive Director, Ezer will oversee all operations and events of the Solomon Center and work closely with students on research, experiential work, and career development.

“We are‎ absolutely thrilled that Tamar will be joining the Center,” said Abbe R. Gluck ’00, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center. “She brings ten years of on-the-ground experience and leadership in health law and policy at the Open Society Foundation as well as an impressive record of scholarship to Yale. Our students will be so lucky to have her here.”

Ezer’s work has focused on legal advocacy to advance the health and human rights of socially excluded groups, mostly in Eastern and Southern Africa and the former Soviet Union. She was previously a teaching fellow with the Georgetown University Law Center’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic where she supervised test cases challenging discriminatory laws and oversaw fact-finding and legislative projects in Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Philippines.

Ezer has taught International Women’s Rights at Tulane Law School’s summer program and has written various articles on health and human rights and the rights of women and children. She has also served as a law clerk for the Southern District of New York and the Supreme Court of Israel. Ezer is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal.