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.


Law Students

Educating law students in the field of human rights is a key priority of the Rapoport Center. To that end, the Center approaches the study and teaching of human rights from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Our partnerships with the law school’s many clinics offer opportunities for students to pair theory and practice in a service-learning context. Students also build skills as human rights advocates and activists by participating in internships with international tribunals and organizations, as well as governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations involved in cutting-edge human rights work. The Rapoport Center, the Cain Foundation and the Orlando Letelier and Ronnie Karpen Moffitt Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law provide funding to support student scholarships and fellowships for work in the human rights field.




wide photo

2007 Rapoport Summer Fellows (from left to right): Michelle Garza, Hannah Robertson, Brett Kaufman, Raegen Rogers, Kari Erickson and Christina Turner.