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Naomi Roht-Arriaza

Albert Abramson Distinguished Professor of Law

“This training is to make you better at whatever you choose to do, not to make you a soulless hired gun.”

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Courses you teach

Torts; International Human Rights Law; Food Justice, Corruption and Human Rights.

Best advice to students coping with the stresses of law school

(1) Law school has its own rhythms, plateaus, and moments when everything falls into place; don’t rush it. (2) Get out in the community, away from your computer, and work with real people. (3) Remember that this training is to make you better at whatever you choose to do, not to make you a soulless hired gun.

Greatest source of satisfaction as a teacher

How many of my students go on to do spectacular public interest/human rights work and write to tell me about it.

Initiatives you’ve spearheaded

Working with victims’ groups in several countries to bring cases against people who’ve committed crimes against humanity and genocide.

Particularly meaningful honors

I’ve been featured in several human-rights documentaries, including Granito and Dead Reckoning.

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