Sarah Rich is currently pursuing a joint degree in law and public policy at Berkeley Law and the Kennedy School of Government.  She is especially interested in the phenomenon of international labor migration and will be working for the Southern Poverty Law Center in Atlanta in summer 2009 with their Immigrant Justice Project, which files class action suits on behalf of guest workers and migrant laborers in the Southeast.  Before law school, Sarah served for two years in the Peace Corps in Mali as a Health Education volunteer, living in a community which subsisted off remittances from villagers working in France and the United States, which sparked her interest in labor migration and its consequences on both the sending and receiving countries.  Sarah focused on international human rights law in college, writing a senior thesis in French and International Relations on human rights culture in francophone West Africa.  Sarah has lived in Chile, France, Belgium, and Mali.  She volunteered with the International Institute for Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, and worked at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Mons, Belgium.

Cat Norris is predominantly interested in Latin American human rights issues and the use of international human rights law as a tool for promoting social justice in the United States.  Prior to law school, she studied abroad in Chile and lived and worked in Guatemala as a human rights accompanier.  Since arriving at Berkeley law, she has done asylum and U-Visa work and is involved in the International Human Rights Law Clinic.

Lindsay Harris '09 managed a fair trade non-profit working in seven African countries prior to law school. As an undergraduate, she worked with the International Rescue Committee and the Liberian refugee community in Ghana, San Diego, and Oakland. In her first year Lindsay participated in the California Asylum Representation Clinic (CARC) and worked for the Berkeley Human Rights Center. She worked on a on a project with the War Crimes Studies Center for the Extraordinary Chambers for the Courts of Cambodia. She spent her first summer as a Berkeley Human Rights Fellow in South Africa working on gender and asylum issues. As a second year Lindsay worked with the International Human Rights Law Clinic on the Genocide Legislation Project and with the East Bay Community Law Center's Health and Immigration Unit. She worked with CARC, BHCHR and the Boalt Hall Women's Association and was Co-Editor for the Berkeley Journal of International Law's Symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights. Lindsay split her second summer between a firm and the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies. After graduation she will clerk for Judge Harry Pregerson of the Ninth Circuit. 

Asa Solway came to Berkeley with the hope of being exposed to a wide variety of Human Rights opportunities and he has found a community of people who are dedicated to the field as well as mutually supportive. He has fortunate to have been able to spend a semester and a summer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, in addition to a summer at the Office of Legal Council for the State Department. He's been involved with California Asylum Representation Clinic, as well as other various research projects in the field of international law. He is planning on spending the next few years, following graduation, doing field work in development work possibly in conjunction with international criminal law.

Savannah Lengsfelder has been interested in human right issues since driving through rural Mexico in an RV when she was five years old.  Savannah learned a great deal about the intersection of law and policy as a legal research fellow at South Africa's Centre for Human Rights.  During nearly three years on Capitol Hill, first to a member of the House Foreign Relations Committee and then to the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on African Affairs, Savannah worked closely with organizations, agencies, and individuals to develop strategies for alleviating human suffering and ending human rights abuses.  She also launched the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press - with bipartisan, bicameral leadership – to raise awareness of violence against journalists around the world.  At Berkeley Law, Savannah is an Assistant Editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law and active in the Education Advocacy Clinic.

Before coming to Boalt, Lynn Ta was a graduate student at UC San Diego where her research and teaching focused on issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, and global justice.  She also served as an invited speaker for an Amnesty International panel on human rights after 9/11. For the last five years, Lynn has participated in Habitat for Humanity's Global Village program in Guatemala and Ecuador.  Just this past summer, she led her first Habitat team to Chile, where she worked with local affiliates to build houses in impoverished communities still suffering from the ravages of Pinochet's dictatorship.  A former refugee herself, Lynn appreciates the opportunity to give back to the global community.  She volunteers with the California Asylum Representation Clinic and is an assistant editor for the Berkeley Journal of International Law.