Karli Wurpel
Summer Legal Intern

Karli Wurpel is a rising 3L at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. Karli is a Chancellor’s Scholar, President of the International Law Society, Secretary of the Student Immigration Law Coalition, and Captain of the 2021-2022 Jessup Team.

Prior to starting law school, Karli spent five years with Child Advocates—Denver CASA where she helped guide advocates and families through the child abuse a neglect system in Denver Juvenile Court. This work examined various children’s rights violations and Karli’s subject area focus was the intersection between human trafficking and child abuse.

As a law student and future lawyer, she plans to continue to examine how the legal system both helps and hinders families and communities in crisis. As a Legal Intern for the Prevention Project, Karli will contribute to the Prevention Project’s mission to promote human rights through the prevention of crisis by integrating research and policy models spanning over six workstreams on Constitutional and Legal Tools, Security, State Capture, Civil Society, Psychosocial Support, and Culture. She is honored to be serving as a legal intern to the CHRGJ Prevention Project team and is eager to use her time at CHRGJ to explore how country systems and international frameworks either promote or hinder self-actualization and autonomy, and how to best coordinate efforts to prevent human rights abuses and crises from occurring.


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