Deirdre Dlugoleski
Legal Fellow

Deirdre Dlugoleski is the Masiyiwa-Bernstein fellow for 2019-2020. Her work at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights involves litigation in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, including the submission of amicus briefs. She received her J.D. from NYU School of Law, where she focused on international human rights, indigenous rights, and environmental law. During law school, she interned with Human Rights Law Network in India and Forest Peoples Programme in Guyana. She also worked extensively with the Global Justice Clinic, where she analyzed community-collected data on land rights violations for an indigenous group in Guyana, helped craft potential litigation strategies, and challenged a mining company’s proposed Environmental Impact Assessment. She also worked as a Human Rights Scholar with NYU’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, where she researched the role of data and quantitative methods in human rights fact-finding. Deirdre received a B.A. from Yale University, and completed a Fulbright-Nehru fellowship in India. She is professionally proficient in Spanish and has a working knowledge of Arabic.