Thomas and Esther Schirrmacher visit the International Human Rights Law program of Georgetown Law Faculty in Washington

The center of the discussion was possibilities of cooperation between Dr. Esther Schirrmacher area of expertise, that is Islam in Europe and its adaption of Islamic law, with Professor Michelle Liu. Liu is the Deputy Director of HRI and an Adjunct Professor of Law. She has has a J.D. and an LL.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown Law. Ms. Liu has taught international human rights law at Georgetown Law since 2018. She has led or supported human rights fact-finding missions to Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana, and Lesotho, among others. Liu has authored or co-authored several law review articles and other publications on women’s sexual and reproductive health rights. Her research areas also include women’s and girls’ rights to equality and non-discrimination in all spheres of life. Ms. Liu has worked closely with current and prospective law students interested in human rights and public interest work. As Associate Director of Admissions at Georgetown Law, Ms. Liu assisted the Office of Public Interest and Community Service in identifying candidates for the Blume Public Interest Scholars Program. She continues to mentor former students at various stages of their public interest law careers.

Georgetown University Law Center (Georgetown Law) is the law school of Georgetown University, a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1870, it is the second largest law school in the United States and was ranked as the 13th best law school in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021. It is a leader in constitutional, technology and international law, and many graduates are in public service. Prominent alumni include 91 members of the U.S. Congress, federal and state judges, billionaires and diplomats.


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