Rachel Wechsler


Dr Rachel Wechsler is a Research Fellow at the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at the New York University School of Law. She was the Associate Director of NYU’s Lawyering Program (2019-2020) and an Acting Assistant Professor (2017-2020), for which she received NYU Law’s Podell Distinguished Teaching Award in 2020. Previously, she was the 2015 McDougall Visiting Professor of International Law at the West Virginia University College of Law, where she taught International Human Rights Law. Rachel’s work focuses on victims of gender-based violence and the criminal justice process.

She completed her DPhil in Criminology at the University of Oxford, entitled Recognizing Victims’ Perspectives: Toward a Human Rights-based Approach to Human Trafficking. She was also an Editor of the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog from 2013-2014. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she worked as a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, where she chaired the Pro Bono Asylum Program for the New York office.