Iva Petkova
Human Rights Scholar
Iva Petkova is a second-year JD candidate at New York University School of Law, where she focuses on issues related to international law, human rights, and migration. After her first year of law school, she was an International Law and Human Rights Fellow with the Refugee Solidarity Network, where she conducted research on legal frameworks for refugee protection in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and along the US-Mexico border.

In Fall 2020, Iva began working as a Human Rights Scholar with the Global Justice Clinic on a legal empowerment project related to the impact of extractive industries in Guyana. She is also a Staff Editor for the NYU Review of Law and Social Change, the Projects Co-Chair of the NYU Law chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project, and the Co-President of Law Women.

Iva holds a BA in Political Science and Human Rights from the University of Connecticut. Before law school, she spent three years working in international development, with a focus on access to education in Africa and Asia.


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