Former clinic student lands clerkship with special tribunal for Lebanon
Brian Rifkin visits a genocide memorial site in Cambodia in 2011. (Photo / Vinh Dao)

Former clinic student lands clerkship with special tribunal for Lebanon

USC Gould School of Law graduate Brian Rifkin ’11 has accepted a competitive one-year fellowship working with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Chambers in The Hague.

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Clinic fall 2012 newsletter: IHRC tackles new cases closer to home

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USC Gould’s International Human Rights Clinic is adding a variety of domestic work to its legal docket, including representing human trafficking survivors, working with the U.S. Department of Justice and providing legal analysis for a Supreme Court case. It is also expanding its global reach through a new partnership with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon–the first to try terrorism as an international crime and the first with respect to the Middle East.

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Lawyers without borders
From left, Hannah Garry, director of USC’s International Human Rights Clinic, Aysha Pamukcu (JD 2011) and (facing camera) Brian Rifkin (JD 2011) in a cell at the infamous S-21 prison in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Credit: Vinh Dao)

Lawyers without borders

By Gilien Silsby


Three USC Gould graduates grapple with the world’s most harrowing cases – genocide and war crimes committed in Cambodia, Rwanda and the Balkans.

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