Faculty and Staff

flores_claudia_2.jpgClaudia Flores

Director

Claudia Flores is Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC). Flores has spent her legal career promoting and defending international human rights and U.S. constitutional rights. Her scholarship and advocacy has focused on: gender, race and ethnic equality: human trafficking and workplace rights of low-income and migrant laborers; and corporations and human rights. Flores has litigated in federal appellate and district courts in the U.S. and engaged in other forms of advocacy before the Inter-American Human Rights system, the United Nations and legislative bodies.  She has advised international agencies and national governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America on constitutional reform and human rights. She has supervised research and advocacy in Zimbabwe, Morocco, Vietnam, Burma, East Timor, Mexico and Chile.

Prior to joining the faculty, Flores was a partner at Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd, where she represented individual and class clients in civil rights cases.  Previously, she served as a legal advisor for the United Nations Development Program and U.N. Women in East Timor and Zimbabwe, co-authoring "The Politics of Enagement" for U.N. Women in 2014.  She also managed a program of the American Center for International Labor Solidarity to combat human trafficking in Indonesia. From 2004-2008, Flores was a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation in the Women’s Rights Project. She began her legal career as a Skadden Arps fellow in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at City University of New York School of Law and, prior to that, as a law clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Harry Pregerson. 

Flores is on the faculty board of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights of the University of Chicago. She earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern scholar and received her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago.

Phone: 773-702-9494
Email: cmflores@chicago.edu

nino.JPGNino Guruli

Associate Director 

Nino Guruli is a lecturer in law and the International Human Rights Fellow at the University of Chicago. Ms. Guruli completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge, in comparative constitutional law and national security. While at Cambridge, Nino served as the executive committee member and co-chair of the Cambridge Pro Bono Project (CPP), where she supervised graduate students in legal work for the public interest. Prior to starting her PhD, Nino graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School, after which, she worked as a law fellow with the Constitution Project’s Detainee Treatment Task Force in Washington DC, conducting legal and investigative research on U.S. policy and practice relating to detainees from the war on terrorism. She also worked with both the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, with the trial team prosecuting President Karadzic, and the Office of the Prosecutor at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Nino received her BA in philosophy from Mount Holyoke College.

Phone: 773-702-9611
Email: nguruli@uchicago.edu 

Molly Blondell, IHR Clinic Administrative Assistant

Phone: (773) 834-3138
Email: blondellm@uchicago.edu

Former Staff

Brian Citro

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Bluhm Legal Clinic
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Caroline Bettinger-López

Professor of Clinical Legal Education & Director, Human Rights Clinic
University of Miami School of Law

Sital Kalantry

Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the International Human Rights Policy Advocacy Clinic, Co-Director of the Migration and Human Rights Program
Cornell Law School