HLS Advocates for Human Rights
Making connections—and a difference—through Student Practice Organizations
September 15, 2021
via Harvard Law Today
by Rachel Reed Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA. Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA. Credit: Brooks KraftHLS clinics and…
Among the missing
April 20, 2021
For five years, Rayhan Asat LL.M. ’16 has been fighting to free her brother, a Uighur businessman who was detained by the Chinese government and placed in a Xinjiang internment camp.
via The Guardian
by Helen Davidson Rayhan Asat holds a photograph of her brother, Ekpar. Photograph: Rayhan Asat The US government must do more to demand …
Cabrera Silva spent Summer 2019 at Colectivo Emancipaciones, in Morelia, Michoacán, México Summer fellowships for human rights internships are a central part of the Harvard…
Student Practice Organizations Panel 2019
September 12, 2019
Student Practice Organizations often provide 1Ls with their first opportunity to gain practical legal experience at HLS. Each SPO is typically led by…
Via Harvard Law Today Credit: Heratch Photography By: Audrey Kunycky After consecutive internships at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the…
SPO Student Reflection: “IHRC Has Been at the Heart of My Growth as a Human Rights Practitioner and Social Justice Advocate”
September 13, 2018
By: Daniel Levine-Spound, JD ’19 It is no exaggeration to say that my experience in the Human Rights Program has been the highlight of my…
Rand Paul Must Reverse His Position On Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination – Or Betray His Anti-War Legacy
September 12, 2018
Via Take Care Blog By: Daniel Levine-Spound On July 30th, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announced his support for Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Students honored at 2018 Class Day ceremony
June 5, 2018
A number of Harvard Law students from the Class of 2018 received special awards during the Class Day ceremony on May 23. They were recognized for outstanding leadership, citizenship, compassion and dedication to their studies and the profession. This year’s Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award was presented to Tabitha Cohen, Annie Manhardt and Edith Sangueza.
When he was in high school in his native South Korea, Ha Ryong (Michael) Jung ’18 volunteered at a custodial facility for neglected children. “It was wonderful and at the same time heartbreaking,” he remembers. “It seemed like they were isolated from the system and society. I was young at the time myself, so I didn’t really know what I could do as a person. But the more I gained work experience, the more I saw the need for law to help protect these children and their rights.”
Fighting for human rights with HLS Advocates
November 1, 2017
By Thaya Uthayophas J.D. ’18—I came to Harvard Law School because I wanted to make a difference. As an international student from Thailand, however, I wasn’t originally sure how that would manifest.
HLS Advocates for Human Rights: Finding a Community
October 27, 2016
A group of this year’s Advocates project members. By MacKennan Graziano, J.D. ’17 I came to law school with the express purpose of working in international…
A Profile of Two Students
October 28, 2015
Via HLS Advocates for Human Rights Danae Paterson, J.D. ‘16, and Brian Klosterboer, J.D. ‘16, met one another at the start of their 1L year…
Torture through a viewfinder: Photo exhibit at HLS shines light on Syrian government
October 26, 2015
As the humanitarian crisis in Syria deepens, a panel at Harvard Law School explores the role of photography in documenting and raising international awareness about torture, mass killings, and other atrocities committed by the Assad regime.
Russia and rights
March 14, 2014
Two leading Russian human rights attorneys visited Harvard Law School on Tuesday to discuss the country’s legal system and offer long-term hope that steps can be taken toward democratic reforms.