Sharon K. Hom Executive Director, Human Rights in China; Director, China and International Human Rights Law Research Program, Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, NYU School of Law Panel 1
Sharon K. Hom is an Adjunct Professor of Law and Director of the China and International Human Rights Law Research Program at the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law. Hom is also Professor of Law Emerita at the CUNY School of Law where she taught for 18 years, including training judges, lawyers, and law teachers in China. In addition to her academic activities, Hom is the Executive Director of Human Rights in China, and leads their human rights, media advocacy and strategic policy engagement with NGOs, governments, and multi-stakeholder initiatives since 2003. She has actively lobbied and participated in the UN human rights system for more than 15 years and published extensively on Chinese legal reforms, trade, technology, and international human rights. Hom was named one of Wall Street Journal’s “50 Women to Watch” in 2007. She received her J.D. from NYU School of Law.