Margaret Satterthwaite Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights; Global Justice Clinic at NYU Law

Margaret Satterthwaite

Margaret Satterthwaite is a Professor of Clinical Law, Faculty Director of the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, and the Director of the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law. Her clinical work focuses on advancing human rights by making rights advocacy accountable to affected communities, and her research interests include economic and social rights, methodological innovation in human rights, and vicarious trauma among human rights workers. Before joining the academy, she worked for a number of human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights First, and the Commission Nationale de Verité et de Justice in Haiti. She has authored or co-authored more than a dozen human rights reports and dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters. Satterthwaite serves on the boards of Digital Democracy and the Global Initiative for Economic and Social Rights. She received her J.D. from NYU School of Law where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, her Master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her B.A. from Eugene Lang College of The New School.


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