Intl Human Rights Clinic (LAW-755-001)
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Students in the clinic handle asylum and human rights cases. Human rights cases focus on both international bodies and the application of international human rights law in U.S. courts. Students represent individuals and groups who assert violations of a wide range of basic human rights. Cases will be prepared, filed, and argued by students before tribunals. Students will also be involved in reporting, lobbying, press relations, and other aspects of human rights law. Students will represent re fugees seeking political asylum in the United States, both in trial and appellate pro ceedings. In both human rights and asylum cases, students will develop a sound case theory, investigate facts, prepare witnesses, and present evidence in hear ings or trials. The clinic will focus particular attention on the issues of repre sen tation of clients in a cross-cultural context. A knowledge of a foreign language is extremely useful for the clinic but is not required.
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First Class Readings
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