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Lauren J. Carasik

Clinical Professor of Law

EDUCATION

B.A., Earlham College
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law

COURSES TAUGHT

Clinical Judicial Externship
International Human Rights Clinic
Law and Social Change
Legal Services Clinic
Legal Services: Skills Seminar

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: lcarasik@law.wne.edu
Phone: 413-782-1504
Office: L 337

GENERAL INFORMATION

Professor Carasik practiced law in the elder unit at Merrimack Valley Legal Services before opening her solo practice concentrating in disability rights and mental health law. She left private practice to join the staff of the Center for Public Representation, a nationally recognized expert in the field of disability law, where she served as a supervisor for the Disability Law Clinic. After leaving CPR, Professor Carasik joined the faculty and has directed the Discrimination Law Clinic, where she served as voluntary counsel to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Legal Services Clinic, and has taught in the Judicial and Public Interest Externship Programs. Currently, Professor Carasik directs the International Human Rights Clinic. Her areas of interest include international human rights law, specifically focused on human rights and development, transitional justice and corporate accountability. Professor Carasik's scholarly work has appeared in the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice, the Clinical Law Review, and the Indiana Law Review. She also frequently writes commentary pieces.

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Lauren Carasik, Renaissance or Retrenchment: Legal Education at a Crossroads, 44 IND. L. REV. 735 (2011). SSRN Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik,"Think Glocal, Act Glocal": The Praxis of Social Justice Lawyering in the Global Era, 15 CLINICAL L. REV. 55 (2008). SSRN Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, Justice in the Balance: An Evaluation of One Clinic's Ability to Harmonize Teaching Practical Skills, Ethics and Professionalism with a Social Justice Mission, 16 S. CAL. REV. L. & SOC. JUST. 23 (Fall 2006). SSRN Digital Commons

Shorter Writings

Lauren Carasik, Susan Scott, and Azadeh Shahshahani, The Geopolitics of Election Approval: The US Response to Honduras and Venezuela, TRUTHOUT (Dec. 17, 2013). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik & Azadeh Shahshahani, Honduras Presidential Election Demands an Investigation, ALJAZEERA AMERICA (Nov. 28, 2013). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, Rios Montt Edges Closer to Escaping Accountability for Genocide, ALJAZEERA AMERICA (Nov. 14, 2013). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, Honduras: Where the Blood Flows and the Rivers Are Dammed, ALJAZEERA ENGLISH (Aug. 6, 2013). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, The Tragic Tale of Guantanamo Detainee #684, ALJAZEERA ENGLISH (June 19, 2013). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, Honduras: When will the US Stop Funding Death Squads?, ALJAZEERA ENGLISH (June 4, 2013). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, The Long Arc of Justice in Guatemala, ALJAZEERA ENGLISH (Apr. 22, 2013). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, When Fear Eclipses Justice, We all Lose: Shutter Guantanamo Now, ALJAZEERA ENGLISH (Apr. 7, 2013). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, Kiobel Case: Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses, ALJAZEERA ENGLISH (April 1, 2013). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, Campesino Communities in Honduras Being Devastated, One Family at a Time, ALJAZEERA ENGLISH (March 31, 2013). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, Guatemala's Past Casts an Ominous Shadow, ALJAZEERA ENGLISH (October 19, 2012). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, Our Men in Honduras: Losing Control of the War on Drugs, BOSTON REVIEW ONLINE (October 18, 2012). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, Courageous Guatemalan Jurist Under Fire, JURIST (October 15, 2012). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, Honduran Campesinos in the Crosshairs, ALJAZEERA ENGLISH (April 6, 2012). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, Legacy of a Massacre: The World Bank and the Chixoy Dam, COMMON DREAMS (March 24, 2012). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, Haiti, Cholera, and the United Nations: Negligence and the Rule of Law, COMMON DREAMS (February 29, 2012). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, Guatemala: Reconciliation or Retrenchment?, ALJAZEERA ENGLISH (January 13, 2012). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik & Grahame Russell, Justice Delayed 30 Years in Guatemala, ALJAZEERA ENGLISH.COM (January 4, 2012). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, The United Nations' Role in Haiti's Cholera Outbreak, ALJAZEERA ENGLISH (November 20, 2012). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik, The Chixoy Dam: A Time for Justice, PEACE AND FREEDOM MAGAZINE (Fall 2012). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik & Grahame Russell, Honduras: Goldcorp and the Death of Lesly Yaritza, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES (December 24, 2011). Digital Commons

Lauren Carasik & Nadine Cohen, OVERVIEW OF FAIR HOUSING LAWS (Lawyer's Comm. for Civl Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Ass'n 1990).