The Cool Human Rights Work I Did on My Summer Vacation

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
WCL Rm. 602

Each semester, the Center cosponsors an event with the Office of Career Services and the Office of Public Interest at American University Washington College of Law entitled The Cool Human Rights Work I Did on My Summer Vacation. The event provides an opportunity for students to come hear WCL students discuss their amazing human rights work experiences last summer. Hear descriptions of how they obtained their assignments, travel stories, and the best and worst aspects of working in the human rights field in the US and abroad.

Panelists and their placements:

  • Emily Strunk: Save the Young (SAYO), Kumbo-town, Northwest Province of Cameroon;
  • Lindsay Jenkins: Center for Justice and International law (CEJIL), Buenos Aires, Argentina;
  • Michelle Lapointe: CASA de Maryland, Silver Spring, Maryland;
  • Mark Vorkink: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Ankara, Turkey;
  • Tim Curry: DC Public Defender Service, Washington, D.C.;
  • Amy Tai (moderating): Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), New York, NY