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Susan Gzesh

Susan Gzesh

Susan Gzesh is a native Chicagoan and has been Senior Lecturer and Executive Director of the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago since 2001. She teaches courses on human rights, the rights of non-citizens, and the use of human rights in U.S. domestic social justice efforts. She directs an interdisciplinary center which supports summer internships for students, fosters human rights curriculum across the disciplines, sponsors graduate student & faculty research, and collaborates on community events. (See humanrights.uchicago.edu ) A graduate of the University of Chicago and University of Michigan Law School, in the 1980s she practiced civil rights and immigration law in Chicago; in the 1990s, she directed advocacy projects on regional immigration policy and U.S.-Mexico relations.  She has developed a course on the Chicago Police Torture cases and has advised local advocates on the uses of international human rights in these cases.  She is of counsel to the Chicago law firm Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym.

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