Show Notes: The Goal of Equity in Women’s Soccer

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Camilo Sánchez and Jolena Zabel
S3 E8: The Goal of Equity in Women’s Soccer

Despite dominating in international competition, the U.S. women’s soccer team is paid far less than their male counterparts. UVA Law professor Camilo Sánchez and law student Jolena Zabel explore players’ efforts around the world to achieve equity in pay and working conditions.

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Show Notes: The Goal of Equity in Women’s Soccer

Nelson Camilo Sánchez León

Nelson Camilo Sánchez joined the UVA Law faculty in 2018 as director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic, and also serves as director of the school’s Center for International & Comparative Law and the Human Rights Program. He has worked as a consultant and legal expert on different human rights issues for academic, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations.

Sánchez is formerly research director of the Center for the Study of Law, Justice, and Society (Dejusticia) and associate professor of law at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota. Before joining Dejusticia in 2008, Sánchez served with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and Colombian Commission of Jurists.

He has published eight books, including most recently, in 2017, “Land in Transition: Transitional Justice, Land Restitution and Agrarian Reform in Colombia,” “Land and Ethnic Territories Restitution: Justifications, Dilemas and Strategies” and “Debates on the Land Restitution Law.”

His teaching interests include transitional justice, international human rights law, corporate responsibility for human rights violations during conflicts, inter-American human rights system, and economic, social and cultural rights.

Jolena Zabel

Jolena Zabel is a third-year law student at the University of Virginia School of Law with experience in nonprofit, government and law firm positions, including a background in human rights. After graduation, she will begin a clerkship with the Minnesota Supreme Court.

During law school, she served as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Journal of International Law, a Legal Research and Writing Fellow, a Program in Law and Public Service fellow, and a member of the International Human Rights Law Clinic.

Prior to law school, Zabel was an advocate for women and girls' rights at a nonprofit organization, serving in communications, development and policy-oriented roles. She graduated from Macalester College with honors, publishing two honors theses and receiving the Presidential Leadership Award, the Hamre (Dean's) Award, and the Hubert H. Humphrey & Walter F. Mondale Award for Political Science.

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