Tamar Ezer

Lecturer in Law
Acting Director, Human Rights Clinic; Faculty Director, Human Rights Program

Phone:
(305) 284-6926
Locator Code:
0221

 
About

Tamar Ezer is the Acting Director and a Lecturer in Law with the Human Rights Clinic and the Faculty Director of the Human Rights Program. Prior to that, Ezer taught and supervised projects at Yale Law School as a Lecturer in Law, Visiting Scholar with the Schell Center for International Human Rights, and Executive Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy.  Ezer further taught International Women’s Rights at Tulane Law School’s summer program and in the Georgetown University Law Center’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, where she supervised test cases challenging discriminatory laws and oversaw fact-finding and legislative projects in Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Philippines.  Additionally, Ezer served as Deputy Director of the Law and Health Initiative of the Open Society Public Health Program, where she focused on legal advocacy to advance health and human rights in Eastern and Southern Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.  This encompassed work on reproductive health, violations in health care settings, HIV, palliative care, drug policy, and intersections between access to justice and health.  Additionally, Ezer clerked for Judge Robert Sweet at the Southern District of New York and Justice Dorit Beinisch at the Supreme Court of Israel.  

She received her B.A. from Stanford University, J.D. from Harvard Law School, and LL.M. in Advocacy from the Georgetown University Law Center. At Harvard, she served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal. Her research focuses on the intersection of health and human rights, housing and homelessness, access to justice, women’s rights, children’s rights, and human rights pedagogy. Her articles have been published in various journals, including the Cardozo Law ReviewYale Human Rights and Development Journal, Harvard’s Health and Human Rights Journal, the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, and the European Journal of Health Law.

Area of Expertise
  • International Human Rights
  • Health and Human Rights
  • Gender and the Law