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Rob Lothman

Research Scholar,  Prevention Project


Rob Lothman is a Research Scholar with the Prevention Project at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.

A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Rob has focused his studies and research on the intersections between human rights, transitional justice, and constitutional law. During law school, Rob worked as a Legal Intern with the Prevention Project, researching the preventive dimensions of institutional design and other constitutional and legal mechanisms. As a student, Rob served as a student advocate in the University of Michigan’s Juvenile Justice and Human Trafficking Clinics, where he represented youths in juvenile delinquency proceedings and provided holistic legal services to human trafficking survivors. Rob also trained first-year students in legal writing and research as a teaching assistant for the Legal Practice Program, worked as a constitutional law research assistant, and undertook pro bono work documenting war crimes in Syria and representing individuals in expungement proceedings.

Prior to law school, Rob researched nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament at a Moscow-based NGO; taught English, history, and philosophy at an independent school in the United Kingdom; and worked to expand access to education around the world with a multinational technology company. Rob holds a B.A. in Social Studies and a Minor in Russian from Harvard University, where he studied political repression and mass human rights abuses in the Soviet Union.