Northwestern Law School has recently announced its inaugural Michael and Mary Schuette Fellows in Health and Human Rights.
Anna Maitland, (above) the Schuette Clinical Fellow, will join us here in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center for International Human Rights to work with students and faculty on existing and new partnerships with the Northwestern Access to Health Project. Anna comes to Northwestern Law School from Lagos, Nigeria, where she co-founded an NGO that focuses on advocacy in the area of social and economic rights.
Najd Almuhaythif IHR-LLM ’15, the Schuette Global Fellow, will work with the Near East Foundation, the oldest non-sectarian non-governmental organization in the United States, in Amman, Jordan on issues related to women’s rights, health access and economic development.
The Schuette fellowships are made possible by long-time Northwestern benefactors Chris Combe, a Northwestern University Trustee, and his wife Courtney Combe. The Combes’ gift also provides programmatic support for the Access to Health Project, a unique interdisciplinary initiative in which students and faculty from the Law School, Feinberg School of Medicine and the Kellogg School of Management work collaboratively to conduct needs assessments and implement sustainable, capacity-building interventions with communities around the world. “This is a tremendous opportunity for young attorneys interested in pursuing careers in health and human rights law,” said Juliet Sorensen, Clinical Associate Professor of Law with the Center for International Human Rights, who oversees the Access to Health Project.
Our previous post about the announcement of the Combes’ gift can be found here.