Katrina Natale joined the International Human Rights Law Clinic as a clinical teaching fellow in 2015. She was a student in the Clinic during her 2L year, 2009-10, and worked on human rights litigation against Guatemala for enforced disappearances. The following summer, she went to Cambodia to design and conduct research on sexual and gender-based sexual violence committed by the Khmer Rouge. After publishing the research, Katrina stayed on in Cambodia for nearly 4 more years, serving first as the in-country legal coordinator for the Center for Justice and Accountability, a San Francisco-based public interest law firm that specializes in human rights litigation around the world. She then spent an additional 2 ½ years working as a legal officer in the Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyers Section of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, a hybrid UN-Cambodian criminal tribunal. Her work there focused on securing justice for the victims of the Cambodian genocide. Prior to law school, Natale worked with a number of grassroots, social justice organizations on issues of human rights, transitional justice, and domestic and sexual violence both in the U.S. and abroad.
Natale completed her undergraduate degree in political science and international studies, with a specialization in human rights and Latin America at the University of Oregon. She is a 2015 graduate of Berkeley Law where she obtained a Certificate of Specialization in International Law.
B.A., University of Oregon
J.D., UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) (2015)