September 14, 2018
Training Women’s Rights Advocates through the International Human Rights Clinic
This panel will explore the impact of the International Human Rights Clinic on training future generations of human rights advocates to advance women’s rights globally. As much as the fight for gender justice has enjoyed significant gains with the growth of the international human rights movement, many obstacles to equality remain. While global crime rates are on a downward trend, violent crimes and abuse against women and girls have not decreased. With persistent challenges, it is vital for future lawyers and policymakers to learn how to be effective women’s rights advocates. Staff and faculty within the International Human Rights Clinic will share their efforts to train HLS students using real-world advocacy projects.
Susan H. Farbstein ’04, Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Anna Crowe LL.M. ’12, Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law, International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School
Yee Htun, Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law, International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School
Chi Adanna Mgbako ’05, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic, Fordham Law School
This event is part of reunion weekend and Celebration 65, the 65th anniversary of the first women graduates of Harvard Law School. For more information, visit the reunion website.