Yasmin Dagne / Cochran Fellow

Yasmin joined NSB as a Cochran Fellow in 2019. She comes to NSB from Human Rights Watch (HRW), where she was the Leonard H. Sandler Fellow. At HRW, she led an investigation of a billion-dollar hydroelectric dam in Guinea dispossessing thousands of peasant farmers. While at Columbia Law School, Yasmin was a member of the Human Rights Clinic and part of a team that conducted a landmark forensic investigation of war crimes committed by international peacekeepers who had murdered civilians and dumped their bodies in a mass grave in the Central African Republic. She has interned for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the United States District Court of the District of Columbia and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where she worked to challenge a voter ID law that disproportionately impacted poor and Black residents of Alabama. Yasmin was also an Academic Chair of the Black Law Student Association, whose class voted to award her the Academic Achievement Award in 2018, and a member of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court team, where she and her partner were awarded Best Respondent Brief in the Northeast region.

  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
    • Articles Editor, Columbia Law Review
    • Commendation for Leadership and Commitment in Human Rights
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Princeton University, B.A.

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