Peter Rosenblum

Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein Clinical Prof. in Human Rights

Office: 435 West 116th Street
Room 838
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212.854.5709
Fax: 212.854.7946

Assistant Info

Name: Greta Moseson
Phone: (212) 854-3138
Areas of Expertise
  • Human rights in the Global Economy
  • Human rights in Africa
  • Human rights pedagogy in the United States


A.B., Columbia, 1982; J.D., Northwestern, 1986; LL.M., Columbia, 1992; D.E.A. with distinction, University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), 1992.

Detailed Biography

Professor Rosenblum came to Columbia from Harvard Law School, where he spent 7 years with the Human Rights Program. Before taking a full time university position, Professor Rosenblum worked with the United Nations and with many of the major international human rights groups, including the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch and Global Rights. Before that, he was an associate at Baker & McKenzie in Chicago. He is a member of the Human Rights Watch Africa Division Advisory Committee, a consultant to The Carter Center, and a board member of several small NGOs. In the course of his career he has conducted field research and worked with local human rights groups in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Much of his recent work has focused on the confluence of natural resources and human rights around the world, with special emphasis on Africa. In the past five years, he has undertaken research and advocacy with his students at Columbia in Chad, Liberia, Peru, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, and Equatorial Guinea, among other countries.