Jeremy Robbins

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Jeremy Robbins "spent his fellowship year in Argentina working with the Center for Legal and Social Studies (El Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales) and the Association for Civil Rights (Asociacion por los Derechos Civiles) to develop and implement projects on behalf of people detained in Argentine prisons. Projects included: litigating to increase access to employment, education, and progressive programming; photographically documenting human rights abuses in Argentine prisons for two published human rights reports; strengthening public defense services; and partnering with Argentine publishers and pharmaceutical/hygienic-product companies to provide children’s books and toiletries in the prisons in which children under four live with their incarcerated parents. Jeremy also published an article on social change litigation in the Argentine political science journal Nueva Doctrina Penal.

"Jeremy received his B.A. in Political Science from Brown University in 2002 and is a 2006 graduate of the Law School. Following college, Jeremy moved to Chile, where he engaged in a series of volunteer experiences that included teaching English to Former sex workers seeking high school equivalency degrees and building a library in a small village. In law school, Jeremy was active in criminal justice reform through both the Criminal Defense and Prisoner Legal Services Clinics and through summer employment at a drug policy reform organization and a prisoners' rights law firm. Jeremy’s interest in Latin America led him to participate in and coordinate the Linkage Exchange Program, through which he spent a month in Argentina during his first law school summer. Jeremy is now a litigation associate at WilmerHale in Boston where, along with working on general corporate litigation matters, he is part of the firm’s team representing six Bosnian men detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the European Court of Human Rights, and federal courts in Washington, D.C., and Massachusetts." [1]

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  1. Fellows, Yale Law School, accessed August 6, 2009.