Advocates for Human Rights is comprised of LLMs, first, second, and third-year Harvard Law School students who are interested in becoming involved in human rights advocacy both domestically and internationally. The organization gives students the opportunity to participate in concrete human rights advocacy projects and to become a part of Harvard Law School’s human rights community.

As members of the Advocates for Human Rights, first-year students can gain legal experience during their first semester by working on exciting human rights projects under the supervision of clinical faculty and national and international NGOs. Advocates’ Innovation in Human Rights workshop also provides a collaborative space and resources for students to develop advocacy projects of their own.

We hold a number of events for members throughout the school year including speaker events, peer career and academic advising, community advocacy projects, and advanced skills workshops.

Finally, Advocates brings together students who are passionate about human rights work and helps form a close-knit community of human rights-minded students on campus.