Summer Human Rights Fellows

The Rapoport Center will support the following JD and graduate students this summer to work with human rights organizations and inter-governmental institutions around the world. Learn more about Summer Human Rights Fellowships.

Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt Endowed Presidential Scholar in Law, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (2024)
Law; Charles Moyer Human Rights Fellow, American Gateways (2024); Global Justice Cohort Member (2023-24)
Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt Endowed Presidential Scholar in Law, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (2024)

Former Summer Human Rights Fellows

Charles Moyer Human Rights Fellow, American Civil Liberties Union of Texas (2020)
iman ali
Charles Moyer Human Rights Fellow, Legal Resources Centre (Cape Town, South Africa), 2016
Lissette Almanza
Solidarity Center (2018)
Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt Endowed Presidential Scholar in Law; Observatorio para la Equidad de las Mujeres (2023)
dan benowitz
World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland), 2017; Khmer Rouge Tribunal (Phnom Penh, Cambodia), 2016
Kara Blomquist
Charles Moyer Human Rights Fellow, The Bronx Defenders (2018)
Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt Endowed Presidential Scholar in Law; Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services (2020)
Equal Justice Center (2021)
Charles Moyer Human Rights Fellow; Workers Defense Project (Austin, TX) (2022)
Geography & the Environment; Summer Human Rights Fellow, Tahirih Justice Center (2019)
Berta Cáceres Human Rights Fellow; Centre for Natural Resource Governance (Harare, Zimbabwe) (2021)
Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt Endowed Presidential Scholar in Law; Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services (2021)
Chagos Refugee Group (2019)
Law; Human Rights Scholar (2023-24); Charles Moyer Human Rights Fellow, Northwest Workers’ Justice Project (2023)
Aaron Groth
Geography & the Environment; Berta Cáceres Human Rights Fellow (2017)
Human Rights Scholar (2019-2020); Berta Cáceres Human Rights Fellow (2019); Law
karim
Lawyers for Human Rights (2018)
helen kerwin
Human Rights Scholar (2015–2016); Summer Human Rights Fellow, UNHCR (2015 & 2016)
Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt Endowed Presidential Scholar in Law; Reprieve (Washington, D.C.) (2022)
International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (2020)
Charles Moyer Human Rights Fellow, Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services / Reprieve (2019)
Phill Melton
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (Laredo, Texas), 2017
Berta Cáceres Human Rights Fellow, Dentons Mauritius (2020)
Charles Moyer Human Rights Fellow; American Gateways (2021)
Global Policy Studies; Summer Human Rights Fellow, Center for Migration Studies (2019)
Human Rights Scholars, WPS Editorial Committee, Summer Human Rights Fellows (2019), Affiliated Graduate Students, Alumni
Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt Endowed Presidential Scholar, ACLU of Northern California (2019)
Anna Roberson
Southern Migrant Legal Services (2018)
Amy Rodriguez
Human Rights First (Houston), 2016
Leah Rodríguez
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (2018)
Centre for Natural Resource Governance (Harare, Zimbabwe) (2021)
cristian sanchez
ACLU of Southern California (Los Angeles), 2016
Elizabeth Schmelzel
Human Rights Scholar (Spring 2018); Summer Human Rights Fellow, American Gateways (2017)
Juvenile Justice Advocates International (2019)
Tahirih Justice Center (2020)
Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt Endowed Presidential Scholar in Law; Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (San Antonio, TX) (2022)
Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt Endowed Presidential Scholar in Law; Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (2023)
Scott Squires
Graduate Summer Fellow (2016); Global Policy Studies and Journalism; Summer Human Rights Fellow, Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (2017)
Equal Justice Center (2020)
Kevin Trahan
Human Rights Scholar (2018–2019); Summer Human Rights Fellow, Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (2018)
Ricardo Velasco
Latin American Studies; Summer Fieldwork Grantee (2016); Berta Cáceres Human Rights Fellow (2018)
Human Rights Scholar (2021-2022); Summer Human Rights Fellow, International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (The Hague, Netherlands) (2021)
Brian Watson
Bronx Defenders (New York), 2016
Julie Wilson
Human Rights Scholar (2017-2018); WPS Editorial Committee (2017-2018); Summer Human Rights Fellow, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (2017)
Leslie Wise
American Gateways (2018); Charles Moyer Human Rights Fellow, ProBAR (2017)
David Wood
Legal Resources Centre (Accra, Ghana), 2017
Harjeen Zibari
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (2018)