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.