International Human Rights Law Clinic

The International Human Rights Law Clinic (IHRLC) offers student attorneys the opportunity to represent non-U.S. citizens and organizations working to defend the human rights of non-U.S. citizens in a broad range of settings, including regional and international bodies, U.S. federal and state courts, and immigration court.

The IHRLC provides representation in predominantly three broad areas: (1) Refugee and resettlement applications to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on behalf of vulnerable individuals abroad; (2) asylum cases on behalf of individuals in the U.S. seeking protection based on persecution because of political opinion, gender-based violence, and/or sexual orientation; and (3) children and families seeking refuge in the U.S. from Central America.

 

Our Focus

The matters handled by the IHRLC allow students to develop core lawyering skills, such as interviewing, counseling, negotiation, and trial advocacy, while cultivating complementary skills in the areas of policy and legislative advocacy, community organizing, and strategic communication.

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