Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAWS 912 International Human Rights Clinic



Course Description

Selected students work collaboratively on projects with domestic and international nongovernmental organizations, grass-roots organizations, solidarity networks, attorneys, stakeholders, and other institutions engaging in human rights work, to advance political, economic, social and cultural human rights across borders. Students are expected to commit at least 16 hours per week to the fieldwork. Students enrolled in LAWS912 must also concurrently enroll in LAWS 913, a two-credit seminar, with their semester of fieldwork. Prerequisites: The clinic is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 4 experiential learning credits.)