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Brian Citro : Education and Experience


The University of Chicago Law School
JD,  2010

  • Co-founder and Chairman, Human Rights Law Society
  • Burton & Adreinne Glazov Scholar.
  • International Human Rights Summer Fellow, selected by Martha Nussbaum.
  • Chicago Law Foundation grant recipient for public interest work.

Northern Illinois University
BM in music performance with an emphasis in jazz studies, May 2001


International Human Rights Clinic, University of Chicago Law School
Clinical Lecturer in Law and International Human Rights Clinic Fellow, August 2013-present

  • Supervise students and work closely with partners around the world on a variety of clinical projects
  • Manage clinic media and online presence, including development of clinic website

United Nations Development Program: HIV, Health and Development Spring Lake, MI
Legal Consultant, Implementation of the report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, March 2013-July 2013

  • Developed a compendium of judgments involving HIV for use in judicial trainings globally
  • Researched and drafted briefs of judgments from domestic, regional and international jurisdictions

Lawyers Collective: HIV/AIDS Unit New Delhi, India, and Spring Lake, MI
Project Manager, Global Health and Human Rights Database, September 2010-September 2011; October 2012–April 2013

  • Managed all aspects of the development of the Global Health and Human Rights Database
  • Conducted research and drafted briefs of judgments involving health and human rights from domestic, regional and international jurisdictions
  • Supervised project staff members, including one full-time attorney and multiple interns
  • Developed and managed an international network of over 50 organizational and individual partners
  • Designed and developed all aspects of the database website

Office of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Mr. Anand Grover New Delhi, India
Senior Research Officer, June 2011-March 2013

  • Conducted three UN country fact-finding missions with the Special Rapporteur
  • Researched and drafted three corresponding country mission reports, presented to the UN Human Rights Council
  • Researched and drafted four thematic reports presented to the UN General Assembly and UN Human Rights Council
  • Organized, supervised and participated in three regional UN consultations on the right to health
  • Managed and drafted UN Special Procedures complaints, submitted to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Administered the Office of the Special Rapporteur

Lambda Legal Chicago, IL
Legal Internship, Summer 2009 

  • Drafted a motion to intervene in defense of a law granting legal protections to same-sex domestic partners
  • Conducted research for a medical insurance suit brought by an HIV+ plaintiff against his insurance company

Lawyer's Collective: Women's Rights Initiative New Delhi, India 
International Human Rights Summer Fellow, 2009

  • Assisted Additional Solicitor General of India, Indira Jaising, in preparation for oral argument in the Supreme Court of India
  • Analyzed country reports and NGO shadow reports and drafted questions for UN CEDAW Committee member Indira Jaising

Employment Discrimination Project Chicago, IL
Clinical Studies Program Student Participant, January-December 2009 

  • Drafted discovery motions for a Title VII employment discrimination suit
  • Conducted depositions, interviewed clients, and collected and analyzed evidence

Legal Resources Center Accra, Ghana
Human Rights Law Internship, Summer 2008

  • Conducted client interviews and collected evidence for constitutional right to shelter litigation
  • Developed an Alternative Dispute Resolution training manual
  • Assisted in the development of a community policing initiative targeting underprivileged communities
  • Researched and drafted a proposal to fund strategic gender-related litigation
  • Drafted an organizational gender policy
  • Drafted a report on the Chieftaincy institution and good governance in Ghana

Mississippi Center for Justice Jackson and Biloxi, MS
Legal Volunteer, Spring 2008 and 2009

  • Assisted in Hurricane relief efforts
  • Surveyed and conducted research on predatory lending