About Us

Who We Are

David Scheffer, Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law, Director of the Center for International Human Rights

In addition to his role as Director for the Center for International Human Rights, former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer holds an endowed professorship, teaching International Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law. He supervises the International Externships Program and received the Dean's Teaching Award 2008. Scheffer currently serves as the U.N. Secretary-General's Special Expert on United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials. He was selected by Foreign Policy Magazine as one of the "Top Global Thinkers of 2011."

Juliet Sorensen, Associate Dean of Clinical Education, Director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic
Bridget Arimond, LLM Director, Clinical Professor
Stephen Sawyer, Senior Counsel, Director of Curricular Projects, Clinical Associate Professor


Elise Meyer, Schuette Clinical Fellow in Health and Human Rights | email

Elise MeyerElise supports the Access to Health Project. She has worked in Myanmar, Kenya, and Tanzania engaging in capacity building, supporting public interest litigation, and advocating for policy changes on a number of international human rights issues. Her previous work has included supporting contentious and thematic litigation before the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights on violence against women and excessive use of force against people of color in the US. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Chicago Journal of International Law, and was awarded a Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowship and Salzburg Cutler Law Fellowship.


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