Bridget Arimond

Clinical Professor of Law
Director, LLM Program for International Human Rights


Bridget Arimond is the Director of the LL.M. Program in International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law School and a Clinical Professor of Law with the law school’s Center for International Human Rights. She teaches Human Rights Advocacy at the LL.M. level and Human Rights Clinical Practice, through which she involves J.D. and LL.M. students in cases and projects applying the norms of international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law.

Her international human rights work includes representation of clients and preparation of amicus curiae briefs in Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act cases; advocacy before U.S. courts and the UN Human Rights Committee regarding the Guantanamo detentions and military commissions; and preparation of memoranda for the Offices of the Prosecutor of international criminal tribunals. Professor Arimond came to Northwestern following twenty four years as a civil rights lawyer litigating race and sex discrimination cases in U.S. federal courts, in fields including voting rights, employment discrimination, and equality before the courts. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Teaching
  • International Human Rights


  • AB, Stanford University
  • JD, Harvard University

Prior Appointments

  • Civil Rights Practice, 1997-2003
  • Supervisory Attorney, 1990-1996, Women's Law Project, Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago
  • Private Civil Rights Practice, 1989-1990
  • Special Deputy Corporation Counsel for Affirmative Action, 1988-1989, City of Chicago
  • Partner, 1986-1987, Davis, Barnhill & Galland
  • Associate, 1979-1985, Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland
  • Law Clerk, 1978, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc.

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