Kaitlin Cordes '08
Areas of counseling expertise: International human rights, sustainable development
Kaitlin Y. Cordes is a lawyer who focuses on human rights and sustainable development. She is currently a Legal Researcher and Head of Land and Agriculture at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, where she leads the center’s work on investments in land and agriculture, as well as on the intersection of human rights and foreign direct investment.
In recent years, she has worked with the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, conducting fieldwork in South Africa; served as an advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food; worked as a fellow with a small non-profit in Delhi, India; and worked with the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School. After law school, she clerked for Justice Virginia A. Long of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Kaitlin holds a B.A. from Northwestern and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. Kaitlin’s primary expertise is in international human rights, particularly: economic, social and cultural rights; land rights; business and human rights; and global labor rights.
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