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Amy Weismann
University of Iowa Center for Human Rights
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Amy Weismann is the Deputy Director for the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights, a multidisciplinary center for teaching , scholarship and outreach to promote human rights and human rights education. Amy is an alumna of Bryn Mawr College (1993, A.B.) and the University of Iowa College of Law (2000 J.D. with Distinction). Amy served as a Law Clerk for the judges of the Seventh Judicial District of Iowa, and as a Legal Intern in the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Amy also assisted the Women’s Caucus for Gender Justice with the editing of the final judgment produced by the Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal 2000 for the trial of Japanese military sexual slavery. Before law school, Amy was a humanitarian aid worker in refugee camps in the former Yugoslavia, and a resettlement caseworker for the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services affiliate offices in Eastern Iowa. She currently teaches in the International Studies program, an undergraduate, interdisciplinary major at the University of Iowa. Her course “Human Rights Advocacy: Perspectives and Problem Solving” has been offered for the first time this Fall.