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.


Letter from the Co-Directors

Welcome to the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice!

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Karen L. Engle, Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law & Founder and Co-Director, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Situated at the intersection of academics and advocacy, the Rapoport Center is the place where human rights dialogue happens. Whether you are UT faculty, staff, a student at the professional, graduate and undergraduate level or a fellow traveler outside of UT, we invite you to join the conversation. We host and sponsor many events, including conferences and a speaker series, that bring together academics, advocates and policy-makers to discuss and analyze different human rights issues. Our Center is engaged in research on a number of issues, including Afro-Descendant land rights in Latin America, the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall, and impunity in Guatemala. We are also proud to support critical academic research and human rights advocacy by faculty and students.  With the help of our faculty affiliates, we are able to offer a host of academic and practical opportunities for law students, graduate students, and undergraduates.

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Daniel M. Brinks, Associate Professor of Government and Co-Director, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

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 human rights community. Future projects include expanding funding for faculty research and conference travel, compiling a database of volunteer and research opportunities for undergraduates, and strengthening our community engagement initiatives. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any comments or suggestions for new ideas or partnerships.

We invite you to use our website as a clearinghouse for events, news, and other human rights opportunities, and we hope to see you around the Rapoport Center soon!

Sincerely,

Karen Engle



Daniel Brinks