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Laurel E. Fletcher

Title: Clinical Professor of Law; Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic
Tel: 510 643-4792
Fax: 510 643-4625
Email Address: lfletcher@law.berkeley.edu

FSU Contact: Farrah Fanara

Before joining the Berkeley Law faculty in 1998, Laurel Fletcher practiced complex civil litigation, including representing plaintiffs in employment discrimination class actions.

Fletcher is active in the areas of transitional justice and humanitarian law, as well as globalization and migration. As director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic, she utilizes an interdisciplinary, problem-based approach to human rights research, advocacy, and policy. She has conducted empirical studies of the human rights impacts of Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 tsunami, forced labor in the United States, forced migration from the Dominican Republic, and the relationship between justice, accountability, and reconciliation in Bosnia. She also has advocated for human rights victims before international human rights and criminal tribunals.

She and Eric Stover recently published "The Guantanamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices." The book provides the findings of a two-year study of former detainees who were held in U.S. custody in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Fletcher's other publications include "Latino Workers and Human Rights in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina," in the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law (2007) (co-author); "From Indifference to Engagement: Bystanders and International Criminal Justice," in the Michigan Journal of International Law (2005); "After the Tsunami: Human Rights Vulnerabilities of Vulnerable Populations" (2005) (co-author); and "A World Unto Itself? The Application of International Justice in the Former Yugoslavia," in My Neighbor, My Enemy:Justice and Community in the Aftermath of Mass Atrocity (co-author) (Eric Stover & Harvey Weinstein eds., Cambridge Univ. Press) (2004).


B.A., Brandeis University (1986)
J.D., Harvard University (1990)

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