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Call for Applications: Human Rights Scholars Program

CHRGJ is accepting applications for its Human Rights Scholars program, which offers currently enrolled NYU law students the opportunity to contribute to the Center as research assistants and to undertake independent writing projects under the guidance of CHRGJ faculty and staff. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until Wednesday, September 20, but students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The program will run through the end of the academic year. For application instructions, read here.


Faculty Co-Chair Meg Satterthwaite Co-Authors Guide to Human Rights Law Teaching

NEW YORK (September 11, 2017) Professor Meg Satterthwaite, director of the Global Justice Clinic and faculty co-chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, co-authored a guide to human rights law teaching with Sarah Paoletti and Amos Toh, with contributions from Davida Finger and Meetali Jain.

This is the sixth volume of the “Guerrilla Guides to Law Teaching” series. Authored by a collective of legal educators led by Amna Akbar, Sameer Ashar, and Jocelyn Simonson, the Guides aim to support legal educators in exploring major social justice dilemmas, engaging with critiques of the law emerging from social movements, and empowering students to address these issues in the classroom.

Read the full human rights teaching guide here.


UN  Expert on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights to Visit United States in December

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, NYU School of Law Professor Philip Alston, will be undertaking an official visit to the United States on December 4-15, 2017, at the invitation of the U.S. government. His visit will focus on the links between poverty and the realization of human rights, in accordance with his mandate.

All interested parties in the United States, includng NGOs, activists, academics, and others working on issues related to poverty and human rights, are invited to provide input for the preparation of this upcoming visit by October 4, 2017.

Read more here.

Photo: Philip Alston during a country visit to Mauritania in May 2016.