Human Rights Clinic Augments Expertise with New Associate Director

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Tamar Ezer recently joined the Miami Law Human Rights Clinic as associate director, practitioner-in-residence, and lecturer in law. 

Tamar Ezer

Ezer comes to Miami from Yale Law School, where she served as a lecturer in law, visiting scholar with the Schell Center for International Human Rights, and executive director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy.  Before that, she served as deputy director of the Law and Health Initiative of the Open Society Public Health Program, where she focused on legal advocacy to advance health and human rights in Eastern and Southern Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.  

"Tamar brings a passion for human rights and clinical teaching, and deep experience in the field," says Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, director of the Human Rights Clinic. "We are very fortunate to have her on our team!"

Ezer taught International Women’s Rights at Tulane Law School’s summer program and was a teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic., where she supervised test cases challenging discriminatory laws and oversaw fact-finding and legislative projects in Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Philippines. 

The California native clerked for Judge Robert Sweet at the Southern District of New York and Justice Dorit Beinisch at the Supreme Court of Israel. 

She received her B.A. from Stanford University, J.D. from Harvard Law School, and LL.M. in Advocacy from the Georgetown University Law Center. 

At Harvard, Ezer served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal. Her research focuses on the intersection of health and human rights, access to justice, women’s rights, children’s rights, and human rights pedagogy. 

The Yale Human Rights and Development Journal, Harvard’s Health and Human Rights Journal, the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, and the European Journal of Health Law have published her articles as well various other journals.

“I am thrilled to be joining the intellectual and social justice community at Miami Law and the Human Rights Clinic, known for its cutting-edge work on addressing gender-based violence and multi-faceted approach to human rights advocacy at local, national, and international levels,” Ezer said.    

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