Bernardine Dohrn is a human rights and child justice educator, author, activist, and a torture and death penalty abolitionist.
Bernardine is a former Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University in Chicago, a director and founder of the Children and Family Justice Center, and a founder of the Blum Legal Clinic. She taught courses in Children and Human Rights, Children in Conflict with the Law, and the comparative law of South Africa, Cuba and Rwanda, and with her law students traveled to conduct field research about children’s human rights and contemporary legal issues. She also serves on the boards of many other organizations, especially those related to children and/or human rights. Since 2002, she has served as a Visiting Law Faculty at Vrieje University, Amsterdam.