Catherine Sweetser

Adjunct Clinical Professor

Co-Director, International Human Rights Clinic
Associate, Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP, Venice, CA


Catherine Sweetser joined Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris Hoffman, LLP in April 2012. She practices in the areas of international human rights and civil rights. She specializes in Alien Tort Statute litigation and in matters involving forced labor and labor trafficking, police misconduct, unlawful detention, and constitutional violations.

Previously, Sweetser practiced union and plaintiff-side labor and employment law at Altshuler Berzon LLP in San Francisco. She also clerked for Judge Judith W. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 2009-2010. She is a graduate of the New York University School of Law.

Current Courses:

Advanced International Human Rights Clinic, International Human Rights Clinic

Prior Courses

International Human Rights Clinic