Open Letter In Support of Harold Hongju Koh

To Whom It May Concern,

A recent petition at NYU urges people to express "no confidence" in the Law School's invitation to Harold Hongju Koh to teach international human rights law this semester. We understand that this petition is motivated by Professor Koh's recent service as Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State in the Obama Administration. We agree that individuals can have significant and understandable concerns about the use of lethal force by the United States, including the U.S. drones program. We also agree that U.S. actions must conform to a demanding application of constitutional law and international law.

Nevertheless, we believe the petition is deeply misguided. Professor Koh has been a leading scholar of, and advocate for, human rights for decades. While some may disagree with him on particular issues of law or policy, he is widely known for his unquestionable personal commitment to human rights and his eminent professional qualifications to teach and write on the subject. Any number of reports confirm that Professor Koh was a leading advocate for preservation of the rule of law, human rights and transparency within the Obama Administration, including on the drones issue.

While we strongly support the free exchange of ideas that is fundamental to civil society in general, and the academy in particular, we think it is patently wrong and unfair to suggest that Professor Koh acted unethically by his recent government service, or that his service now disqualifies him to teach human rights law on a leading law faculty. The world needs more human rights professionals who are willing to commit themselves to government service on behalf of their nation.

Sincerely,

[780+ signatures listed below]

[Click here to add your name. For additional statements of support, see the Washington Post and Opinio Juris]

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University of Oxford

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Dean, CUNY School of Law

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University of Oklahoma
 
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University of California Hastings College of the Law

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St. John's University School of Law

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Yale Law School
 
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George Washington University Law School

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University of California, Davis

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War Studies, King's College London

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Yale Law School
 
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New York Law School 

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University Autonoma of Madrid

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Fordham Law School
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Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan 

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U.S. District Court, D.Mass (ret'd)
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Yale Law School
 
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Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
 
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Former Leader of Opposition, Canada
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University of Leiden

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Saint Louis University

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Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
 
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Georgetown University Law Center
 
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William and Mary Law School

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University of Toronto Faculty of Law

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Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law

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Yale Law School
 
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NYU School of Law
 
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University of Iowa College of Law

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University of New Mexico School of Law

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Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

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Abertay University

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George Washington University Law School
 
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University of California Hastings College of the Law

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Dean, School of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences, Tiffin University

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University of Minnesota Law School
 
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University of Miami School of Law

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University of Pennsylvania Law School
 
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Cardozo Law School 

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Yale Law School
 
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Dickinson College

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Georgetown University Law Center

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SSA The University of Chicago, Emeritus

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Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Right & Labor
NYU Stern School of Business

Dean Robert C. Post
Yale Law School
 
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Fordham Law School
 
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Columbia Law School
 
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Former President, University of Toronto
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Stanford Law School

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Yale School of Medicine

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University of Michigan Law School

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UCLA School of Law
 
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Yale Law School
 
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Yale Law School

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Interdisciplinary Center (IDC Herzliya), Israel

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Chair of the U/Essex Human Rights Centre
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Yale Law School

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Dean, Northwestern University School of Law
 
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Cardozo Law School

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University of California Hastings College of the Law

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NYU School of Law

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American University Washington College of Law
 
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Stanford Law School
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Georgetown University Law Center

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Yale Law School (Emeritus)

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Dean, University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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President, NYU

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Yale Law School

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Visiting Research Scholar
Fordham Law School

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Princeton University
 
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Harvard Kennedy School
 
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NYU School of Law
 
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Yale Law School
 
Bruno Simma
Judge International Court of Justice, Ret’d
University of Michigan Law School

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Stanford Law School

David Sloss
Santa Clara University School of Law

Ron Slye
Seattle University School of Law

Edwin Smith
USC Gould School of Law 

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Former U.S. State Department Legal Adviser
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Michael S. Solender
Yale Law School

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Stanford University

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Yale Law School

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Yale School of Medicine

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University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

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Dean, The Maxwell School of Public Affairs and Citizenship
Syracuse University

Richard H. Steinberg
UCLA School of Law
 
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George Washington University Law School
 
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University of Alabama Law School
 
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UCLA School of Law
 
Kate Stith
Yale Law School

Geoffrey R. Stone
University of Chicago Law School 

Zach Strassburger
Winona State University

David M. Studdert
Stanford Law School

Jake Sullivan
Yale Law School

Madhavi Sunder
University of California, Davis

Edward Swaine
George Washington University Law School
 
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University of Chicago School of Law
 
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Florida State University College of Law

Ben Trachtenberg
University of Missouri School of Law

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University Professor, George Washington University

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Georgetown University Law Center
 
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Harvard Law School
 
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SMU Dedman School of Law
 
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Yale University

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NYU School of Law

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Georgetown University Law Center

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Emory University School of Law
 
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Washington University School of Law

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King's College London

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Washington University in St. Louid

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Dean, University of Baltimore School of Law

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Stanford Law School

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University of Iowa

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Harvard Law School

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Yale Law School
 
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Yale Law School
 
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Harvard Law School

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Yale Law School
 
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Saint Louis University School of Law

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Harvard Law School

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Drake University Law School

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NYU School of Law

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University of Colorado Boulder

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Cardozo School of Law

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University of Maine

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British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London

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Institute for National Security & Counterterrorism (INSCT)
SU College of Law/Maxwell School of Public Affairs


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Yale Law School

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President Emeritus of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

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Yale Information Society Project

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Executive Director, American Society of International Law

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Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow, Center for Justice and Accountability

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Samuel Berger
National Security Advisor
President Bill Clinton

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Tom Bernstein
Vice Chair, Human Rights First

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Founding Chair Emeritus, Human Rights Watch 

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Former Legal Adviser, British Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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The German Marshall Fund of the United States
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Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow, Human Rights First

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Gregory Craig
Former Counsel to the President
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Former President, American Society of International Law
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Dan Evans
NYU

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HHMI Janelia Research Campus

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International Senior Lawyers Project

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President of Morgan Stanley Wealth & Investment Management

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Carlton Forbes

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Jared O. Freedman

Amos Friedland
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

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Director, Jacob Blaustein Institute for Adv. of Human Rights

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Hamden Hall Country Day School

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Executive Director of IRIS -- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, New Haven, CT

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NYU Stern School of Business '12

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President, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

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Scott Glickstein
Park Nicollet Clinic
Minneapolis, MN

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Carl Goldfarb
Partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP

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Richard M. Goldman
 
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Marcia Goodman
Mayer Brown

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Former Associate Counsel to the President (2009-2010; 2011-2013)

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Adam Grogg

Adam Gross

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Lucio Gussetti
Director – Principal Legal Adviser
European Commission Legal Service CFSP and External relations Team 

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Former Director, U.S. State Department Policy Planning Staff
Open Society Foundations
 
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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

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Aspen Institute

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Legal Adviser and Director, Office of Legal Affairs
North Atlantic Treaty Organization

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NYU JD '85

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Retired Justice, Supreme Court of Canada

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Bruce Iglauer

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Truman National Security Project

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University of Oxford

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Former U.S. Attorney, SDFL
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Edward D. Johnson

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Jill Kaplan

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Travelers Indemnity Company

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Former Legal Adviser to the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

Melanie Khanna

Emily Kimball

Maren Klawiter

Selene Ko

Steven Koh

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Truman National Security Project

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Co-Founder, Farrago Comics

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Truman Fellow & UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Masters Candidate

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Legal Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

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Anaid Lopez

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Rubina Madni

Carlos Madrid

Anna Makanju

Erik Malmstrom

Aaron R. Marcu
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Ligia Markman

Julie Martin

Kate Martin
Center for National Security Studies

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Roberto Martinez
former U.S. Attorney, SDFL, 1992-93

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President and CEO, Human Rights First

Elzbieta Matthews

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Former Executive Director
National Coalition for Haitian Rights

Ryan McCartney

Patricia McDonough

James McNasby

David Medine
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

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Jan Messerschmidt

Eric Messinger

Margaret Middleton
Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

Sarafina Midzik

Nathan Miller

Robert M Milstein

Mary Mitchell

Hank Moon

Barton Moorstein
Partner, Blank, Moorstein & Lipshutz

Gail Moorstein

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Iraq War Veteran
Founder, CEO, Empowerment Solar

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Kate Brubacher Murphy

Laurence Nadel

Joanna Naples-Mitchell

Victor Navasky
The Nation

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Former Executive Director, ACLU
Open Society Foundations

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New Haven Legal Assistance, Inc.

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Former Solicitor General of the United States
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Wendy Patton
Open Society Foundations

Scott Paul
Oxfam America

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Berkman Center for Internet & Society

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Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and 
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

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John Prendergast

Sarah Prosser

Bruce Rabb 

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Truman Project Fellow

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Robert Riesman

Stephen Rickard
Open Society Foundations

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Barbara A. Roach, MD

Davis Robinson
Former U.S. State Department Legal Adviser 

LaRue Robinson

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Christen Romero

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Former Editor-in-Chief, Yale Journal of International Law

Gil Rosenblum

Cindy Rose

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Centerbrook Architects

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General Counsel, EarthRights International

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SEIU Associate General Counsel/Immigration Law

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National Employment Law Project

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Truman National Security Project
Sorkin Productions LLC

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Turner National Security Project

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Andrew Thompson

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Former President, American Society of International Law

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Raha Wala
Senior Counsel for Defense & Intelligence, Human Rights First

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Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Retired

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Meredith Webster
Bloomberg L.P.

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Retired Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Natalie Wexler

Daniel Winik

Aaron Yowell

Guled Yusuf

Zaid A. Zaid

Justin Zaremby
  
Aaron Zelinsky

Alexandros Zervos
Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals 

David Zionts

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Gerson Zweifach YLS JD '79
 


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Joshua Acheatel
NYU School of Law ‘16
NYU Stern School of Business ‘16

Citlalli Villanueva Amador
NYU School of Law LLM ‘15

Ashley Anderson
Yale Law School ‘16
 
Sarika Arya
NYU School of Law ‘17

Noor Ashraf
Columbia Law School '15

Omer Aziz
Yale Law School '17

Denisha Bacchus
Yale Law School '17

Janine Balekdjian
Yale Law School '17

Brendan Ballou 
Stanford Law School '16

Kevin Bell
NYU School of Law '15

Kevin D. Benish
NYU Law School '16

Juergen Bering
NYU School of Law LLM ‘15

Reginald Dwayne Betts
Yale Law School ‘16

Robert Black
Yale Law School '17
 
Matthew Blumenthal
Yale Law School ‘15
 
Alex Boies
NYU School of Law '15

Humza Bokhari
Yale Law School ‘17

Molly Brady
Yale Law School PhD in Law Candidate

Meg Braun
Yale Law School '16

Charles C. Bridge
Yale Law School ‘16

Rakim H.D. Brooks
Yale Law School '16

Megan Browder
Yale Law School '15

Douglas Cantwell
Columbia Law School ‘15

Dylan Cassidy
NYU School of Law '15

Sophie Chau
Yale Law School 15

Jeffrey Chen
Yale Law School ‘16

Kelsey Clark
Columbia Law School ‘16

Emma Z Clippinger 
NYU School of Law ‘15
 
Nina Cohen
Yale Law School ‘17
 
Akunna Cook
Yale Law School ‘16
 
Thomas F. Coyle
NYU School of Law ‘15

Tara Davenport
JSD Candidate, Yale Law School
Research Fellow, Centre for International Law

Elizabeth Deutsch
Yale Law School '16

Elizabeth Dervan
Yale Law School ‘17

Thomas Dollar
NYU School of Law '15

Becca Donaldson
Harvard Law School '16
 
John Ehrett
Yale Law School ‘17

Matthew Eisenson
Yale Law School ‘15

Jon Endean
Yale Law School '16

Sarah Esty
Yale Law School ‘16
Yale School of Management ‘16
 
Ashley Fernandez
NYU Law School ‘15

Alexander Galanos
NYU Law School '15

Babak Ghafarzade
NYU School of Law '15

Jason Gilliland
Yale Law School ‘17

Sophie Glickstein
Harvard Law School '15

Maggie Goodlander
Yale Law School '16

Michael Gomm
NYU School of Law ‘15

John Grant
NYU School of Law '15

Joshua Gruenbaum
NYU School of Law ‘16
NYU Stern School of Business ‘16
 
Alon Gur 
Yale Law School '16

Joshua Handlesman
Yale Law School ‘17
 
Nicholas E. Harmon
NYU School of Law ‘15

Kate C. Harris
Yale Law School ‘15

Leigh Hartman
NYU School of Law ‘16

Natalie Hausknecht
Yale Law School ‘15
 
Rachel Hecht
Yale Law School ‘17

Pilar Herrero
NYU Law School ‘15
 
Daniel Hessel 
Yale Law School '16

Jillian Hewitt
Yale Law School ‘15

Brian Highsmith
Yale Law School ‘17
 
Tyler Hill
Yale Law School ‘16
 
David Hoffman
Yale Law School ‘17

Katelyn Horne
Columbia Law School ‘15
 
Yumehiko Hoshijima
Yale College '15
Yale Law School '18 [admitted]

Jessica Hurtado
NYU School of Law ‘15

Kimberly Jackson
Yale Law School ‘17

Dan Kacinski
NYU School of Law '16
 
Daniel Katz
NYU School of Law ‘16

Sequoia Kaul
NYU School of Law ‘17

Tyson Kennedy
Columbia Law School ‘15

Jan-Frederik Keustermans
NYU School of Law LLM '15

Gregory Kimak
Yale Law School ‘17
 
Sam Kleiner
Yale Law School ‘15

Robert Klipper
Yale Law School '16

Philipp Kotlaba
Yale Law School ‘15
 
Aaron Korthuis
Yale Law School ‘17

Arthur Kutoroff
Cornell Law School '15
 
Kwan-Hyung (Peter) Lee
NYU School of Law ‘15

Tali Yahalom Leinwand
Columbia Law School ‘15

Aaron Levine
Yale Law School '17

Alex Lipton
NYU School of Law ‘16

Zachary Liscow
Yale Law School '15

Ryan Liss
Yale Law School, LLM '13, JSD Candidate
NYU School of Law, Visiting Scholar

Francesca Loreto
NYU School of Law LLM '15

Joshua Macey
Yale Law School ‘17

Kirstin Maguire
Yale Law School ‘15

David Manners-Weber
Yale Law School '17

Manuel Casas Martinez
Yale Law School LLM ‘15

Caroline Mauldin
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, '15
MIT Sloan School of Management, '15
 
Deborah Mazer
Yale Law School ‘17

Christopher C. McKinnon
NYU School of Law '15

Cara McClellan
Yale Law School ‘15 

Thomas McIver
Yale Law School '17

Melina Meneguin-Layerenza
NYU School of Law '17

Sienna Merope-Synge
NYU School of Law LLM ‘15
 
Dahlia Mignouna
Yale Law School ‘16
 
Timothy J. Morgan
Columbia Law School ‘15

Adam Moss
Columbia Law School '15

Jack Millman
NYU School of Law ‘16

Rory Minnis
Yale Law School ‘17

Katy Naples-Mitchell
CUNY School of Law '17

Allison C. Nichols
NYU School of Law ‘15
 
Robert Nightingale
Yale Law School ‘15

Anna Mohan 
Yale Law School ‘17

McKaye Neumeister
Yale Law School ‘17

Nathan Noh
NYU School of Law '16

Ashley Ong
Columbia Law School ‘15

Christopher Okonkwo
NYU School of Law '15

Jonathan B. Orleans
NYU School of Law '84

Loren Oumarova
Yale Law School '17

Catherine Owens
NYU School of Law '15
 
Maxwell Palmer 
NYU School of Law ‘15

Victoria Pasculli
Yale Law School ‘17

Oliver Persey
NYU School of Law ‘15

Peter Posada
Yale Law School ‘17
 
Daniel Rendleman
Yale Law School ‘17
 
Alexander Resar
Yale Law School ‘17
 
Joshua Revesz
Yale Law School ‘17

Mara Revkin
Yale Law School '15
Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences '19

Theodore Rostow
Yale Law School '17
 
Marissa Roy
Yale Law School ‘17
 
Eugene Rusyn
Yale Law School ‘17

Joseph Sanderson
Yale Law School ‘15

Isaac Sasson
NYU School of Law ‘15

Jason Schnier
Columbia Law School '15

Sam Schoenberg
NYU School of Law '17

Conrad Scott
Yale Law School '15

Andrew Shaver
Doctoral Candidate, Princeton University

Reema Shah
Yale Law School ‘15
 
Geoff Shaw
Yale Law School ‘16

Julia Shu
Yale Law School ‘16

Seth Silverman
NYU School of Law ‘15

Shai Silverman
Yale Law School '15

Jennifer Skene
Ford Fellow, Natural Resources Defense Council
 
Winston Steckel
NYU School of Law ‘15

Sean Stefanik 
NYU School of Law '16

Mitzi Steiner
Yale Law School ‘17
 
Zayn Siddique
Yale Law School ‘16
 
Matthew Sipe
Yale Law School ‘15

Georgia Stasinopoulos
NYU School of Law '16

Paul Strauch
Yale Law School ‘17

Danny Sugar
NYU School of Law '17

Derek Sutton
NYU School of Law '17
 
Haley Sylvester
Columbia Law School ‘16

Julius Taranto
Yale Law School '16
 
Khalil Tawil
Yale Law School ‘17
 
Menaka Tennekoon 
NYU School of Law LLM ‘15 

Mastewal T. Terefe
NYU Abu Dhabi '15

Brandon Thompson
Yale Law School '17

Jacqueline Van De Velde
Yale Law School '17

Mitch Verboncoeur
Yale Law School ‘17

Alexander Verstraete
NYU School of Law '15

Julie Veroff
Yale Law School ‘15
 
Michael Wadden
Yale Law School ‘17

Erin Walsh
Columbia Law School ‘16

Thomas A Warns
NYU Law School ‘15
 
Ben Wallace
Yale Law School ‘16

John Washington
NYU School of Law '16

Sarah Weiner
Yale Law School ‘17

Kaitlin Welborn
Yale Law School '15
 
Graham White
Yale Law School ‘16

Allie Wilson
NYU School of Law '16

Sophia Wolman 
University of Michigan Law School '16

Benjamin Woodring
Yale Law School '16
 
Jarret Zafran
NYU School of Law ‘16

Nathaniel Zelinsky
Yale Law School ’18 [admitted]
 
Chana Zuckier
Yale Law School ‘17