295.4 sec. 001 - Advanced Human Rights Investigation Practicum (Spring 2019)
Instructor: Alexa Koenig (view instructor's profile)
Instructor: Felim McMahon
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Units: 2 - 3
Course End: April 23, 2019
Class Number: (Non-1Ls): 31729
Enrollment info: Enrolled: 2
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 06/11 02:48 PM
This advanced seminar includes instruction and training in open source investigations: investigations that use social media and other publicly-available, internet-based sources to develop evidence for advocacy and legal accountability. The practicum includes active participation in the Human Rights investigations Lab at Berkeley Law's Human Rights Center. Clients include organizations like Amnesty International, ProPublica, the Syrian Archive, the Center for Justice and Accountability and others. In the practicum, students will learn how to collect and authenticate information on war crimes and human rights abuses and will have an opportunity to engage in one or more real-world investigations. Because of the multi-disciplinary nature of the course, participants will include students from across campus.
Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all enrolled students; any enrolled students who are not present at the first day of class without prior permission of the instructor will be dropped from the class.
Prerequisites are Law 295.4A (Seminar) and Law 295.4B (Practicum). Law 295.41 (Advanced Practicum) is a co-requisite.
Exam Notes: (None) This course has no final (no exam, no paper, no trial or arguements).
This is a credit only course
Course Category: International and Comparative Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest
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