It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Rachel López as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Rachel is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University, where she teaches international human rights law and directs the Community Lawyering Clinic at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships which provides free legal services, mostly to the residents of West Philadelphia. Her scholarship focuses primarily on methods of accountability for human rights violations and reforms to transitional justice mechanisms.
Rachel received a B.A. from Northwestern University, a J.D. from the University of Texas, School of Law, and an LL.M. from Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne. She has litigated human rights cases before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and domestic courts in the United States. Her first post will discuss her article, “The (Re)collection of Memory After Mass Atrocity and the Dilemma for Transnational Justice,” the subject of the annual online symposium over at Opinion Juris. Heartfelt welcome!