Catherine Cooper was the 2022-2024 Dash-Muse Senior Teaching Fellow & Supervising Attorney at the Human Rights Institute. She has previously served as the Clinical Teaching Fellow for the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at Georgetown Law. Prior to this, she was Counsel at the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), where she managed two of PILPG’s human rights documentation programs and provided technical support to civil society organizations in East Africa and Myanmar.

Catherine worked as an international legal advisor at Justice Base in Myanmar on the rights of ethnic and religious minorities, including access to citizenship. She was also a fellow with the Africa Section of the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she supported domestic litigation and advocacy with U.N. and regional mechanisms to advance women’s rights. Catherine clerked for the Honorable Pamela A. Harris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for the Honorable Peter J. Messitte of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.