López’s scholarship primarily focuses on methods of accountability for human rights violations and reforms to transitional justice mechanisms. Prior to joining the law school, she was a clinical teaching fellow and then a visiting assistant clinical professor at Seton Hall University School of Law where she supervised law students on a wide range of cases, including immigration, human rights, death penalty, prisoners’ rights, family law and civil rights cases, in both domestic and international forums.
She also served as a cooperating attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, where her work included a class action lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s unconstitutional stop and frisk practices, litigation challenging the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of people within the United States, a petition for a thematic hearing on the human rights consequences of the Iraq War before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Freedom of Information Act litigation concerning the attack of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in 2010 and briefing in an Alien Tort Statute case seeking accountability for persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in Uganda.
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