NYU School of Law has a number of student organizations working on human rights-related issues.
The Center helps advise one of these student organizations – Law Students for Human Rights (LSHR).
LSHR was formed in Fall 2002 to provide a student organization at NYU School of Law that focuses specifically on global human rights. LSHR’s mission is to:
- Promote global human rights by drawing on the unique resources of the NYU Law community;
- Establish a forum for education, advocacy and direct service related to human rights;
- Build a community for future practitioners of human rights law; and
- Focus on strategic human rights issues to study and advance through speakers, movies, direct service and other activities.
With the Center’s support, LSHR organizes panels, advocacy activities and career events for the NYU community. LSHR also provides assistance on Center projects, such as our Disappearances work.