Amnesty International

Student Life


The SCU School of Law Amnesty International Chapter aims to inform the law school community on human rights concerns by engaging in casework and campaigns covering several countries. The group provides both full-time and part-time students with a forum to discuss and learn more about current human rights issues, with the aim of stopping both domestic and international human rights violations.

Amnesty International is an independent, worldwide movement of more than 3 million people dedicated to the protection and promotion of internationally-recognized human rights.

The Santa Clara Law Chapter of Amnesty International shares this vision and works towards its fulfillment through campaigns touching on all areas of human rights. In addition to conducting meetings and sponsoring petition signing events, we work with other student groups and outside organizations to facilitate speaker events and panel discussions about pressing human rights issues at home and abroad.

Focuses: Demand Dignity, Stop Violence Against Women, Immigration Detention, and Refugee Rights

Join the movement. Take action. Stop human rights abuses wherever they occur.

To learn more about Amnesty International, the Santa Clara Law Chapter, and upcoming events, please visit our table during orientation and/or contact the 2012-2013 Board.

Mission Statement:

Amnesty International campaigns for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected with the goal of preventing and ending grave abuses of human rights, and finding justice for those whose rights have been violated.

Important Dates and Events/Calendar:

Amnesty International sets up bi-monthly letter writing campaigns in Bannan Lounge, imploring both national and international political bodies and persons to first acknowledge and then cease current human rights violations. This year, SCU’s AI group will host guest speakers relating to issues such as torture, access to humanitarian aid, child soldiers, right to a fair trial, and other current issues concerning human rights.


Co-President: Sophia Areias –

Co-President: Peter Swiniarski –

Co-Vice President: Taline Minassian –

Co-Vice President: Carmen Dalpiaz –

Secretary: Tiffany Henderson –



TBA, come visit our table during orientation!