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295.5H sec. 1 - International Human Rights Law Clinic (Spring 2013)

Instructor: Roxanna Altholz  (view instructor's profile)
Instructor: Allison Davenport  (view instructor's profile)
Instructor: Laurel E. Fletcher  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 4-6


The International Human Rights Law Clinic allows students to design and implement creative solutions to advance the global struggle for the protection of human rights. Students are assigned to work on innovative human rights projects on behalf of individuals and marginalized communities that have been the targets of repression and violence. Clinic students prepare and conduct litigation before national and international judicial forums concerning human rights violations. They also engage in interdisciplinary empirical studies of the impact of human rights abuses--research that aims to achieve policy outcomes. Clinic projects frequently involve policy analysis and the drafting of statutes and standards to govern the conduct of state and non-state actors. Students enrolled in the clinic also take a seminar course that provides a forum for exploring the links between legal theory and their cases and projects.

Please visit http://www.law.berkeley.edu/6141.htm for more information about the International Human Rights Law Clinic program.

Exam Notes: None
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Clinicals
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
International and Comparative Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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