Tyler Walton Bernstein Institute for Human Rights
Tyler is a Tuttleman Project Attorney with the Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law. He also serves as a Supervising Attorney with the Global Justice Clinic’s project supporting the Jailhouse Lawyer Initiative. He works on legal empowerment, researching and co-developing strategies with affected community members to access and exercise their rights and shift power paradigms back towards communities and individuals. Prior to joining the Bernstein Institute, Tyler was a fellow at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre where he led the program on freedom of expression, working to combat closing civic spaces in southern Africa and address new human rights issues caused by the rise of the Internet and digital technologies. He also served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi developing participatory community health programs to advance gender equality, access to safe drinking water, and HIV prevention and mitigation.