Munching on Human Rights Fall 2007

Interested in human rights but stuck studying property and torts? Munching on Human Rights is an introductory program designed to educate and engage students, especially 1Ls, about basic issues in international human rights and humanitarian law.

Held once a month, Munching gives you a great opportunity to informally interact with WCL's internationally-known faculty and get a "taste" of international law. All students are welcome.

Pizza will be served.


What Do You Mean When You Say "Human Rights?"
An Introduction to Human Rights Law

Date: September 11, 2007
Time: 12-1:20 pm
Location: Rm. TBA
Speaker: Hadar Harris, Executive Director, Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
Not really sure how to explain human rights to your parents and friends? Join us for a basic introduction into the dizzying world of human rights law.

Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: Inalienable Rights or New Concepts?
Date: October 16, 2007
Time: 12-1:20 pm
Location: Rm. 401
Speaker: Professor Rick Wilson, Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic
How do we define these rights? Professor Wilson will discuss economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to food, health, education, housing, social security, work and culture, and how these rights are applied in the international context. .

Exploring the Intersection of Human Rights and IP, Business, and Environmental Law
Date: November 13, 2007
Time: 12-1:20 pm
Location: Rm. 401
Speakers: Professor David Hunter, Director of the Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law;
Professor Daniel Bradlow, Director of the International Legal Studies Program, and Professor Sean Flynn, Associate Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
How do these distinct areas of law relate? Join us as we discuss the relevance of IP, Business, and Environmental law to the area of Human Rights.