Jan. 31, 2020 - University of Houston Law Center Associate Professor of Law and Political Science Zachary D. Kaufman was recently selected to join the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools' International Human Rights Section. He will also serve as the section's treasurer.
"In an era when so much of the world is moving backward on human rights, rigorous scholarly engagement in this crucial field is increasingly needed," Kaufman said. "I am honored to be selected as a leader of the Association of American Law Schools’ International Human Rights Section, which is dedicated to raising that academic discourse in our turbulent times."
The purpose of the section is to "promote the communication of ideas, interests, and activities among members and makes recommendations to the AALS on matters of interest in the teaching and improvement of the law relating to international human rights."
Kaufman, who teaches Criminal Law, International Law, and International Justice and Atrocities, is already a leader of another prominent legal association’s human rights section. He continues to serve as Vice Chair of the American Society of International Law's Human Rights Interest Group.