About the Center for Human Rights and Justice

The Center for Human Rights and Justice (CHRJ) exists to train University of Washington School of Law students in human rights law and to educate the community in human rights issues. We realize this goal by hosting speakers, symposia, and events on a wide variety of human rights topics. We coordinate human rights projects with area practitioners, lobby for a strong human rights curriculum, and fund student work in human rights through a Public Interest Law Association (PILA) grant.

CHRJ is student-run and student-directed. Our membership consists of about 40 UWSL students and 16 associate members: professors, UW students and community members. CHRJ is run by a Steering Committee of twelve law students. We are a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Every year we raise money to fund unpaid student internships in the human rights field.



  1. I am very much impressed about your initiatives. what it takes for one an online partner, i am in west Africa (Liberia, a Liberian) and is highly interested in human rights law. i am pursuing a bachelor in Sociology.

    • Thank you for your interest in our initiatives and interest in human rights law. We are a student-run and student-led initiative on campus, so most of our activities unfortunately do not have an “online” component. We are continuing to grow as an organization, so hopefully in the future, we may have opportunities for an online partner. In the meanwhile, we encourage you to look at our “Events” tab to keep apprised of our activities on campus at the University of Washington School of Law.

  2. i am Liberian from West Africa (Liberia), i am very much impressed by your initiatives. How can be a party of your program? I have great interest in human rights law though i’m pursuing a bachelor in Sociology at the State own university, The University of Liberia.

    • You can participate in our activities at the University of Washington School of Law campus. Our events are listed in the “Events & Jobs” section. We are happy to hear about your interest in human rights law. Of course, you can also support our initiatives by participating in the “Donate a Day’s Pay” program that we are hosting this year.

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