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05.31.12 - Margaux J. Hall is the fourth recipient of the two-year Center for Reproductive Rights-Columbia Law School Fellowship that prepares lawyers for careers as law professors and legal scholars. Ms. Hall's scholarship and professional practice to date has focused on international law, development, global health, and women's rights. Ms. Hall's research highlights how international law and human rights instruments can be used to challenge the restrictive laws and inequitable health care financing schemes that contribute to high maternal mortality in much of the developing world. She has published several articles, including "Avoiding Adaptation Apartheid: Climate Change Adaptation and Human Rights Law," forthcoming in the Yale Journal of International Law, and "Answering the Millennium Call for the Right to Maternal Health" in the Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal. She also conducted development and governance research in South Africa as a Fulbright Fellow and in East Africa as a Harvard University Frederick Sheldon Fellow. Ms. Hall's extensive work in developing countries has explored how law influences development and has included serving in Sierra Leone as a legal consultant to the Justice Reform Group of the World Bank's Legal Vice Presidency. Further, Ms. Hall worked in private practice at WilmerHale LLP, and her practice focused on litigation and government and internal investigations.
Ms. Hall received her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. She holds a B.S. with distinction in Management Science and Engineering and honors in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and the women's honor society, Cap & Gown, and received a Firestone medal for excellence in her research. We are greatly looking forward to having Margaux join us at the end of the summer.