Cavallaro to head Law School’s new Human Rights Center

James Cavallaro

JAMES CAVALLARO, professor of law and director of the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic of the Mills Legal Clinic at the Stanford Law School, will head the new Stanford Human Rights Center.

The center is designed to promote student engagement, research, public understanding and practical engagement in the area of international human rights and global social justice.

Cavallaro, who joined the Stanford Law School faculty in 2011, has extensive expertise in international human rights law, human rights issues in Latin America and the developing world, and international human rights litigation.

Early in his career, Cavallaro spent several years working with Central American refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border and with rights groups in Chile challenging abuses by the Pinochet government. In 1994, he opened a joint office for Human Rights Watch and the Center for Justice and International Law in Rio de Janeiro, and served as director of the office, overseeing research, reporting and litigation against Brazil before the Inter-American system’s human rights bodies.

For more, see the Law School press release.