Student Advising

Professor David Cohen speaks to two students

Want to learn more about core programs at the Center for Human Rights and International Justice? Have questions about the Minor in Human Rights? Interested in applying for a Human Rights Summer Fellowship? We are always very happy to meet with students! The Center has an open office policy and welcomes you to stop by Encina Hall Central room 030 anytime with quick questions or comments. For more in-depth questions and advice, please select the best option below to meet your needs. 

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David Cohen, Faculty Director

Faculty Director David Cohen is available for general academic and career advising, by appointment. You may contact him directly via email to schedule a meeting. Please propose several specific times and dates that work for you, and he will select one that fits his schedule. Professor Cohen travels frequently, so response times may vary depending on internet access. Click %20dcohen3 [at] (subject: Student%20Request%20for%20Advising) (here) to send an email.

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Penelope Van Tuyl, Associate Director

If you are a student in HUMRTS 101, are a Minor hoping to discuss capstone projects, or are generally seeking career or internship advice (especially in the field of law), you may sign up for office hours with Associate Director Penelope Van Tuyl . Appointments are available in 20-minute intervals. Sign up here.

Jessie Brunner, Associate Director of Strategy and Program Development

If you are interested in exploring career pathways (especially in public policy or journalism) or have an interest in issues related to labor exploitation, sign up for office hours with Associate Director of Strategy and Program Development and Director of Human Trafficking Research Jessie Brunner. Appointments are available in 20-minute intervals on Wednesdays between 4-5 pm. Sign up here. If students cannot make this time, feel free to email Jessie at jbrunner [at] (jbrunner[at]stanford[dot]edu) to arrange an alternative time. 

Denise Fernández, Student Services Specialist

If you are interested in declaring the Minor in Human Rights or discussing the Center's fellowship opportunities, sign up for office hours with Student Services Specialist Denise Fernández.