2013 Fellow

Lizeth Castillo '14

In the summer of 2013 I had the opportunity to work at the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, in Los Angeles. Founded in 1980, the CHRCL is a non-profit, public interest legal foundation that focuses on protecting the human rights of immigrants, refugees, children and others in need.

I got the opportunity to work closely with Peter Schey, executive director of the center and the lead attorney on a number of high-profile immigration and international human rights cases. I worked with Mr. Schey and another attorney to develop a strategic international law approach to the Cuban Five trials in Florida and in creating a comprehensive case file that would be ready for review by both international tribunals and other national organizations in the United States interested in taking up or supporting the case.