About the Program

Protecting human rights is the foundation of law. The Human Rights Program at the University of Virginia allows students to explore the range of opportunities available in the human rights field, at home and abroad, through hands-on experiences. The program is the hub for human rights activities at the Law School, and cooperates with student groups, faculty members, the Public Service Center and Career Services, and human rights organizations to coordinate speakers, events, summer and postgraduate employment, and pro bono opportunities.

Through our Human Rights Listserv, we provide information about human rights–related jobs and fellowship opportunities. To join, contact Cindy Derrick.

Faculty Director(s)
Nelson Camilo Sánchez León
Associate Professor of Law, General Faculty
Director, Human Rights Program
Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic
Mila Versteeg
Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law
Director, Human Rights Program
Senior Fellow, Miller Center