Tamara Morgenthau is a lawyer admitted to practice in Canada and the U.S. (Ontario and New York). Tamara has worked on a diverse range of human rights issues including migrants’ rights and corporate accountability. She has litigated and supported cases before domestic courts and
regional and international human rights bodies. She was counsel for the interveners, EarthRights International and the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law, in the Nevsun appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada and joined the foreign lawyers’ amicus brief filed in Nestlé/Cargill.
Previously, Tamara was a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the International Human Rights Law Clinic at Berkeley Law. Prior to that role, Tamara was a Bertha Legal Fellow with EarthRights International (ERI) where she worked on transnational corporate accountability cases, supporting communities defending their human rights and their environment.
After completing her J.D. at the University of Ottawa, Tamara articled and was an associate at Lorne Waldman & Associates in Toronto, Canada, where she represented clients in immigration and refugee matters. She also represented public interest groups in interventions before appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. Tamara also clerked at the Federal Court of Canada.
Tamara is a Director of Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR). Tamara holds an LL.M. from NYU School of Law, an M.A. (International Affairs) from Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and B.A. in Political Science and Media Information and Technoculture from the University of Western Ontario.