Lara Stemple

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Lara Stemple "is the Director of Graduate Studies at UCLA School of Law, where she oversees the law school’s LL.M. (masters) and S.J.D. (doctoral) degree programs. Stemple teaches and writes in the areas of human rights, global health, gender, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and incarceration.

"Before joining UCLA, Stemple was the Executive Director of the human rights organization Just Detention International, and she currently serves on the organization’s Board of Directors. In 2004 Stemple was a Rockefeller Post Doctoral Fellow at Columbia University’s Program on Sexuality, Gender, Health and Human Rights. She also served as the Senior Advocacy Officer at the Pacific Institute for Women's Health. Before that, Stemple worked for the domestic and international programs at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York. In 1998 she was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University.

"Stemple currently serves on the Advisory Board of UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women, and she is part of the Leadership Core for the new UC Global Health Institute’s Center of Expertise on Women’s Health and Empowerment.

"As an advocate, Stemple has drafted legislation that was signed into law, lobbied members of Congress and United Nations delegates, and testified before legislative bodies. Media commentary has included CNN, National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle." [1]

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  1. Lara Stemple, UCLA, accessed November 17, 2010.