Jonathan Freiman

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Jonathan Freiman "divides his time between Yale Law School and the law firm of Wiggin & Dana. In 2003, he co-founded, with Dean Harold Koh, the National Litigation Project of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale and has spent the last five years there working on litigation addressing the balance between national security and civil liberty after 9/11. He has spoken on post-9/11 and other human rights issues in Europe, Canada, and the United States, at fora including the Federalist Society, a U.N. Expert Roundtable, PBS, and the BBC. As a partner at Wiggin & Dana, Jonathan represents clients in complex litigation and appeals. He has been listed in the last three editions of The Best Lawyers in America for his work as an appellate lawyer.

"While a student at the law school, Jonathan served as the Student Director of the Lowenstein Clinic, where he shared the Florida Supreme Court Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Lawyering and an award from the Cuban American Bar Association. He was a co-recipient of the Albom Prize for excellence in appellate advocacy related to a clinical program, a Keck Foundation Fellow in Legal Ethics, a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and a research assistant to Professors Paul Kahn and Harold Koh. Following graduation in 1998, Jonathan was a Visiting Lecturer at Yale College, where he taught a transitional justice seminar, Collective Violence and Memory. Just prior to the Bernstein Fellowship year, Jonathan clerked for the Honorable Louis H. Pollak, former Dean of Yale Law School. He spent his fellowship year examining ways to integrate international human rights law into the core legal curriculum, then remained in New Haven as a Schell Fellow at the Law School, where he and a team of students from the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic spent two years researching and analyzing the law and practice of governmental interception of refugees at sea." [1]

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