NYU Law Congratulates Alum Jayne Huckerby on Appointment at Duke Law School
March 21, 2013

Jayne Huckerby (LL.M. ’04), former research director of NYU Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice(CHRGJ), will join Duke Law School in July to launch its first international human rights clinic.

Huckerby, a prominent human rights lawyer, is an expert on the effects of U.S. counter-terrorism on women and currently serves as a human rights adviser to UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

Leading the CHRGJ’s research efforts from 2006 to 2011 and teaching in the International Human Rights Clinic and Global Justice Clinic from 2009 to 2011, Huckerby oversaw the development of cutting-edge human rights initiatives at the intersection of scholarship and practice. One key project she led was A Decade Lost: Locating Gender in U.S. Counter-Terrorism, the first global study of how the U.S. government’s counter-terrorism efforts impact women and sexual minorities.

“Jayne Huckerby represents a rare combination of deep engagement with the most central practical problems confronting the world of human rights with powerful pedagogical skills,” said Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law and faculty director and co-chair of CHRGJ. “Her work at NYU demonstrated very clearly that she has the knowledge, experience, skills and enthusiasm to be a superb clinical teacher.”

Meg Satterthwaite, professor of clinical law and faculty director at CHRGJ, co-taught several semesters of the Global Justice Clinic with Huckerby. She noted that Huckerby’s large-scale program on gender and counterterrorism resulted in “concrete policy change, a shift in the discourse, and invitations by many of the government agencies she studied to train the agencies’ staff. That’s unprecedented.”

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