Clinical Seminar: International Human Rights (LAW-756-008)
Anita Sinha, Anne Schaufele
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Students in the IHRLC represent individuals and groups asserting violations of a wide range of human rights, through both litigation and policy projects. Students handle cases involving the application of international human rights law and principles in domestic and international tribunals. Domestic cases typically involve representing vulnerable noncitizens in administrative and court immigration proceedings. International litigation typically is in the context of one of the regional human rights bodies, such as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Students also are given the opportunity to represent non-governmental organizations advancing human rights policy advocacy, including co-authoring policy advocacy reports and conducting advocacy before U.N. committees and other human rights bodies. In both the litigation and project-based work, students develop core lawyering skills, including developing case theory, fact-finding, working with clients, oral advocacy, and trial skills. Knowledge of a foreign language, especially Spanish, is useful but is not required.
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