The Promise Institute for Human Rights is the innovative center for human rights education, research and impact at UCLA School of Law. Leveraging the creativity and dynamism of Los Angeles, we seek to reimagine the potential of human rights to address some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Empower the Next Generation of Human Rights Lawyers and Leaders
  • Generate New Thinking on Human Rights
  • Engage Our Students and Our Research to Drive Positive Real World Impact

Our Origin Story

Core Team

Máximo Langer

Faculty Director,
David G. Price and Dallas P. Price Professor of Law,
Director of the UCLA Transnational Program on Criminal Justice

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Hannah Garry

Executive Director, Professor from Practice

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Catherine Sweetser

Deputy Director;
Director, Human Rights Litigation Clinic

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Jess Peake

Assistant Director;
Director, International and Comparative Law Program

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Joseph Berra

Director, Human Rights in the Americas Project

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S. Priya Morley

Director, International Human Rights Clinic;
Racial Justice Policy Counsel

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Tessa Baizer

Human Rights Litigation Clinic Fellow

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Sherry Yuan

Project Manager

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Gabriela Pedroza

Program Coordinator

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Natalie Monsanto

Communications and Development Director

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Our 2022 – 2023 Annual Report

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