Promoting Human Rights Around the Globe
For three decades, the Urban Morgan Institute has educated and trained human rights lawyers, who promote and protect human rights in the international arena. Established in 1979, the Institute now serves as a model for many other human rights programs.
The Urban Morgan Institute offers many opportunities, both inside the classroom and beyond, for students who are interested in international law and human rights. At the core of the Institute’s success is the Human Rights Quarterly, recognized as the leading academic journal in the human rights field. The Quarterly covers the range of human rights issues encompassed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, the Human Rights Quarterly is edited by UC law students who are overseen by Bert Lockwood, Editor-in-Chief and Director of the Institute.
Sapphire Diamant-Rink ’11Read her story
As a Morgan Fellow I furthered my education with unique and invaluable experiences. Growing up on the Blackfeet Reservation, I have always had a passion for the rights of Native Americans and indigenous peoples everywhere. This, as well as a fascination with comparative law, led me to the Urban Morgan Institute at UC.
Chelsea Brint '13Read her story
The Ohio State Bar Association recently selected Chelsea Brint ’13, as one of the first two recipients of the inaugural Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Fellowship. The fellowship was designed to honor Chief Justice Moyer’s commitments to improving access to courts, advancing civility and ethics, working with national and international organizations to promote the rule of law, and promoting civic education. With her strong interest in international human rights law, Brint was able to merge her interests and fellowship with a summer internship focusing on this issue.