Introducing the 2010-2012 CRR-CLS Fellow: Elizabeth Sepper

Liz Sepper is the second recipient of the two-year Center for Reproductive Rights-Columbia Law School Fellowship, which prepares recent law school graduates for careers as law teachers and scholars.

Sepper has focused on women's rights and human rights in her research and practice, and has published several articles, including Confronting the "Sacred and Unchangeable": The Obligation to Modify Cultural Patterns under the Women's Discrimination Treaty, 30 U. Pa. J. of Int'l L. 585 (2008). She demonstrated superior academic performance at New York University School of Law, where she was a Dean's Scholar, a member of the Order of the Coif, and a Notes Editor for the NYU Law Review. An Institute for International Law and Justice Scholar,  received her J.D. magna cum laude in 2006 and her LL.M. in International Legal Studies in 2007. After finishing her degrees, Sepper completed a clerkship with the Honorable Marjorie Rendell in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She will come to the Center after fellowships at Human Rights Watch and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law.

The Center for Reproductive Rights-Columbia Law School Fellowship is a two-year, post-graduate fellowship offered by the Center and Columbia Law School. The Fellowship is designed to prepare recent law school graduates for legal academic careers, with a focus on reproductive health and human rights. Fellows are affiliated with the Center and the Law School and participate in the intellectual life of both programs.