Public Service Venture Fund selection committee members discuss Harvard Law’s student pipeline to public interest law
May 31, 2023
Recipients of Harvard Law School’s Public Service Venture Fund organization-based fellowships are making their marks all around the world.
March 28, 2023
Harvard Law Students undertook a number of pro bono projects locally, nationally, and internationally during Spring Break this year.
September 23, 2020
The Human Rights Program launches a series of talks exploring issues of racial justice and human rights. The inaugural event, “Advocating While Black,” takes place on Sept. 24 .
Ten years after graduation, Aminta Ossom ’09 returns to teach in the International Human Rights Clinic
February 7, 2020
With headlines declaring 2019 the year that the world woke up to climate change, Aminta Ossom ’09 sees hope in approaching the issue from a specific angle: human rights. “Human rights has a lot to offer the climate change movement because it’s a way to humanize the issue. It becomes less scientific or technical and more accessible,” she said. “The human rights approach also says that everyone has a buy-in and should have a say. Everyone is a potential victim of the effects of climate change,” she added. After years working at Amnesty International and the United Nations, Ossom returned to Harvard Law School this fall to teach in the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC), where one of her projects focuses on how human rights organizations are advising governments on climate change. The new clinical instructor, who self-identifies as a “regional human rights systems nerd,” had not originally planned on a career in law.
February 6, 2020
With headlines declaring 2019 the year that the world woke up to climate change, Aminta Ossom ’09 sees hope in approaching the issue from a specific angle: human rights.