The Human Rights Institute is led by veteran human rights advocates and scholars. Our door is always open to students seeking advice and mentorship.

Drinan Chair in Human Rights

Named for long-time Georgetown Law Professor Robert F. Drinan, S.J., the Drinan Chair in Human Rights is an integral part of the Human Rights Institute. Each year, we invite one distinguished human rights practitioner or expert to Georgetown Law to teach and engage with our community.

Faculty Advisory Committee

HRI's faculty advisors comprise leading experts in human rights law and practice. These individuals help to guide and support the long-term mission of the Institute.

Distinguished Fellows

Distinguished Fellows consult with faculty, attend courses and colloquia, guest lecture, and contribute to publications. We invite students to engage with our Distinguished Fellows during their time here and join us for our series of lunch & learns about their work and careers.

Bettina E. Pruckmayr Memorial Award

The Bettina E. Pruckmayr Memorial Award is presented each year to a graduating J.D. student who has demonstrated a commitment to international human rights work. The award honors Bettina Pruckmayr (L'94) who was dedicated to advancing human rights and the public interest.