The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Partners for change at the intersection of academics and advocacy.


Become an Affiliate

Greetings from the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice!

We would like to invite to you to join our growing network of affiliated faculty members. While the Rapoport Center is housed in the UT law school, our mission is to build a multidisciplinary community engaged in the study and practice of human rights that promotes the economic and political enfranchisement of marginalized individuals and groups both locally and globally. Our faculty affiliates hail from a variety of disciplines: the Anthropology, English, Government, History, Journalism, and Sociology departments, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and the UT Law School are among those represented. Through our events, projects, and other activities, our affiliated faculty are able to interact with other members of the human rights community, including visiting researchers and scholars as well as our own Human Rights Scholars, undergraduate interns, and summer fellows.

As "partners for change at the intersection of academics and advocacy," we are constantly looking for ways to expand what we can do for the UT academic community. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to contribute your unique experience and expertise to the Rapoport Center as an affiliated faculty member!

If you are interested in affiliating with us, please fill out and return the Affiliated Faculty Information Sheet to Center Administrator William Chandler.

Our faculty affiliate program offers a variety of opportunities for involvement, including:

Human rights research support and collaboration.

Forum for intellectual discussion for human rights.


The Rapoport Center hosts a variety of events and sponsors projects that provide participants with a chance to engage in informed and meaningful conversations about human rights issues and advocacy.

Connection with students.


We strive to connect faculty and students across disciplines who share similar interests in human rights, and to that end, we offer several opportunities for student interaction. To list a course or inform the Center of student research positions, please contact William Chandler.

Impact on Center strategy, programs, and operations.


We have a number of committees that allow our faculty affiliates to become more involved in guiding Center direction and activities, including the following: For more information about specific committees or to express an interest in serving on one, please contact Dan Brinks.

Outlet to share achievements, publications, or events.


We are happy to publicize and support our affiliates' events, achievements, and publications that share our mission. If you would like to submit an announcement to be featured on our website or in our email newsletter, please contact William Chandler.