ICL Proced Theory & Prac (LAW-795CL-001B)
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International criminal law (ICL) is a developing area of law. While ICL is enforced in a number of international or internationally-supported tribunals, it is also increasingly enforced in domestic courts, usually through domestic penal statutes or codes incorporating international norms. This practicum is intended to give students an opportunity to engage in real-life projects dealing with the investigation and prosecution of serious international crimes. Students will work on projects of the Washington College of Law’s War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) undertaken in partnership with organizations involved in the investigation and prosecution of serious international crimes, including international and internationalized courts and tribunals; domestic courts with jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute serious international crimes; and government offices and inter- or non-governmental groups working in support of the investigation or prosecution of such crimes. Under close supervision of Professor SáCouto and in collaboration with WCRO’s professional staff, students will work on specific projects and develop some of the fundamental research, writing and advocacy skills critical for practice in this rapidly evolving field. Practicum enrollment will be limited to 8 students in their 2L year or above. Interested students should send a resume and short statement of interest to email@example.com, including why there are interested in participating in the practicum and a summary of relevant academic and/or professional experiences. Questions on the course or the application process should be directed to Professor SáCouto or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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