Human Rights in Practice: Deborah Weissman
The Human Rights in Practice series is an ongoing program aimed to allow students to engage with international law and human rights practitioners in an informal setting to explore diverse career paths in the field.
About our guest:
Deborah Weissman is the Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law. She was the Director of Clinical Programs from January 2001 through July 2010. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Syracuse University and graduated cum laude from Syracuse University Law School. Prior to teaching law, she has had extensive experience in all phases of legal advocacy, including labor law, family, education-related civil rights, and immigration law in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Tampa, Florida, and as a partner in a civil rights firm in Syracuse, New York. From 1994 to 1998, she was Deputy Director and then Executive Director at Legal Services of North Carolina.
Weissman teaches the Human Rights Policy Lab, Forced Migration: Law and Practice, The Law of Sanctuary, Gender Violence and the Law, and the Lawyer as Public Citizen. She has taught the Immigration/Human Rights Policy Clinic, Civil Lawyering Process, and the Civil Litigation Clinic.
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to reserve your seat.