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295.5H sec. 001 - International Human Rights Law Clinic (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Roxanna Altholz  (view instructor's profile)
Instructor: Laurel E. Fletcher  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Tamara Morgenthau  
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Units: 4 - 6

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.

    Course Start: January 13, 2020
    Course End: April 24, 2020

    Enrollment info:
    Enrolled: 8
    Waitlisted: 0
    Enroll Limit: 20
    As of: 06/16 11:02 PM


    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 https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/international-human-rights-law-clinic/ for more information on the work of the IHRLC.

    Requirements Satisfaction:

    Work in the clinic may satisfy Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement with instructor approval. In order to satisfy Option 2, clinic students must complete a paper or series of written work that comprises 30 or more pages. Students who wish to satisfy the writing requirement must get instructor approval and submit their draft for comment and revision.

    Option 2 form needed:
    https://www.law.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Writing_Requirement_2017.pdf

    This class may satisfy either the writing requirement or the experiential requirement but not both.

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    Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
    This is a credit only course
    Course Category: Clinics
    This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
    International and Comparative Law
    Social Justice and Public Interest

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