The Center for Applied Human Rights at Vermont Law School provides opportunities for research and advocacy training on cutting-edge issues in human rights law and policy.  The Center also serves as a focal point for human rights-related events at the law school.

Students who work as Human Rights Fellows hone their skills and deepen their understanding of international law as they engage in projects for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and inter-governmental organizations (IGOs) under the supervision of Professor Stephanie Farrior.  Through hands-on learning experience, students gain exposure to real-world issues of human rights theory and practice, interact directly with international organizations and grassroots rights advocates, and build their professional network.

Having the opportunity to work collaboratively with the Center for Economic and Social Rights exposed me to the real challenges we face as human rights advocates and significantly improved my ability to write effectively for an audience of international lawyers.

Emily Flewelling,2013 Human Rights Fellow