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Laura Cosovanu

Laura Cosovanu

Research Fellow
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Laura Cosovanu teaches the Legal Studies class of the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies and previously taught International Human Rights at UC Santa Cruz. Laura is a member of the State Bar of New York. As an attorney, she practiced tax-exempt organizations law at Holland & Knight.  In New York, Laura also conducted legal and policy research for Human Rights Watch, International Center for Transitional Justice and the American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court. At Stanford, she engaged in research for Courts, Politics and Human Rights, an interdisciplinary project awarded a three-year grant from the Stanford Presidential Fund for Innovation in International Studies in 2008. Laura was the manager of the Program on Human Rights during its inception, and the manager of the Draper Hills Summer Fellowship at Stanford’s Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law during 2006-2007.  At the Law School, she provided career advising to Stanford students interested in international public interest opportunities. Laura was one of the ten 2001 Human Rights Fellows of Columbia Law School, where she obtained her LLM and Juris Doctor. Her research interests are in the fields of human rights education and transitional justice.