Harriet Farquhar
Human Rights Scholar

Harriet Farquhar is an LLM candidate and Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholar in the International Legal Studies program at New York University School of Law. As a Human Rights Scholar, Harriet is working with Professor Margaret Satterthwaite and the Global Justice Clinic on the Torture and Extraordinary Rendition Project.

Harriet holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) from Victoria University of Wellington, where she was awarded the Medal for Academic Excellence as the top graduating student from the Law Faculty. Following graduation Harriet worked as a Judge’s Clerk at the New Zealand Supreme Court and prior to coming to NYU was a lawyer in the Constitutional and Human Rights Law Team at the Crown Law Office, the litigation department for the New Zealand government. During her time at Crown Law, Harriet appeared in the Court of Appeal and High Court on a range of constitutional and human rights law matters. Harriet was also an Associate Editor of the New Zealand Women’s Law Journal, a Volunteer Lawyer at the Wellington Community Law Centre and a Refugee Support Volunteer with the New Zealand Red Cross.


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