April 6, 2024 Reunion Session

Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2024, advances the protection and realization of human rights while training the next generation of advocates. In this session, human rights advocates and professors will share insights about the evolution of human rights practice and clinical teaching, and preview emerging methodologies that will shape human rights work in the decades to come. In this panel, participants consider how human rights lawyers are developing innovative new approaches to meet some of the world’s biggest challenges, from the rise of authoritarianism, to climate change, to expanding inequality, to shifts in global power. We will also explore media advocacy and message framing in the current digital age, where truth is relentlessly contested. 

Susan Farbstein ’04, Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and Director, International Human Rights Clinic 


Ariel Dulitzky LL.M. ’99, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Human Rights Clinic, University of Texas at Austin, School of Law   

Aminta Ossom ’09, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School and Clinical Instructor, International Human Rights Clinic 

Paras Shah ’19, Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law and Legal Editor, Just Security 

Hina Uddin, ’24, Clinical Student Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School and Co-President, HLS Advocates for Human Rights 

Aminta speaking
Susan speaking
Hina speaking
Ariel speaking
Photo of panelists

Panelists Left to Right: Hina Uddin, Paras Shah, Aminta Ossom, Ariel Dulitzky, Susan Farbstien.