Sheri is the Director of the Program in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies, as well as the Human Rights and Genocide Clinic, at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York City. In addition to leading these clinics, she teaches international human rights, international criminal law, and minority rights.
Sheri has worked in the areas of civil rights and international human rights, with a specific focus on issues of discrimination, equality, and genocide. In addition to working with several human rights organizations, she was a civil rights litigator in private practice and an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the New York City Law Department.
In 2000 the U.S. Department of State selected Sheri to be one of two American lawyers to work for the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina, a quasi-international court established under the Dayton Peace Agreement. There she developed and coordinated the case work of the court and authored judicial opinions in a number of significant cases in the area of international human rights, including property repossession and non-discrimination. Additionally, she trained local lawyers and judges in human rights law.
Thereafter, Sheri was awarded a Human Rights Fellowship at Columbia University, where she worked for the United Nations, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Policy Branch.
Sheri received her B.A. from New York University, her J.D. from Cardozo Law, and her LL.M. from Columbia University. In her guest post below, she writes about the responsibility to protect in the context of Libya.