Mackenzie Salter

Centre for Natural Resource Governance (Harare, Zimbabwe) (2021)
Summer Human Rights Fellows (2021)

Mackenzie Salter (B.B.A. 2020, The University of Texas at Austin; J.D. expected 2023) will be interning remotely for the Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) in Harare, Zimbabwe this summer. The Centre for Natural Resource Governance is a research and advocacy civil society organization that addresses human rights abuses and corruption through advocating for consensual, transparent, and accountable natural resource extraction. CNRG has recently obtained important human rights rulings such as a temporary block of an illegal eviction from Chilonga ancestral homelands. Prior to law school, Mackenzie participated in research as part of the Property Rights and Poverty team through a UT organization, Innovations for Peace and Development. One of her projects involved research into the collateral effects of South Africa’s proposed constitutional amendment related to land reform. She also worked at a law firm specializing in LGBT advocacy, focusing on adoptions, assisted reproductive technology agreements, and name and gender changes. At Texas Law, Mackenzie participates in the Women’s Law Caucus and the Human Rights Law Society. She is an active volunteer for the Mithoff Pro Bono Program. She volunteered for the Asylum Pro Se Project, Expunction Project, and Tenants’ Rights Clinic. After law school, Mackenzie hopes to pursue a career in human rights.