Vera Shikhelman is an Emile Noël Research Fellow at NYU School of Law, The Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice. Vera is also in the final stages of completing her JSD degree at the University of Chicago Law School. Her research interests include international law, international institutions, decision making, judicial behavior, human rights, courts and procedure. The topic of her JSD dissertation is Decision Making and Access to Justice in the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Vera applies empirical methodology in her research, and uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Vera has earned her LL.B. degree (magna cum laude) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and her LL.M. (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) from Columbia University in the City of New York. During her JSD studies at the University of Chicago she was awarded the JSD fellowship and a research grant from the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights.