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295F sec. 001 - UN Human Rights Law and Practice: Away Field Placement Seminar (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Eric Richardson  
Instructor: Susan Schechter  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


W 11:20 AM - 12:45 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From September 02, 2020
To November 20, 2020

Course Start: September 02, 2020
Course End: November 20, 2020

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 6
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 8
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

UNHR Law and Practice: Away Field Placement Seminar is the required course component for all students doing the Spring 2021 UNHR Away Field Placement in Geneva, Switzerland where they will each serve as a student legal advisor to a diplomatic mission. Students are required to attend nine classes held throughout the semester. There will be additional optional classes. Students may not swap optional classes for required classes. Seminar topics will include: UN Human Rights Council procedures, resolutions, universal periodic review, reports, treaties bodies and an overview of the UN health, labor and humanitarian agencies, along with other relevant topics. The seminar will include lectures, negotiation activities, and presentations. The class presentations will be conducted in conjunction with guest lecturers and other speakers from Geneva and abroad. Students will also be required to work with their future supervisors to draft an agreed statement of work for the away field placement. Students interested in the spring program are required to enroll in this 1-unit course.

We have limited space to include students who want to take this class but are not enrolling in the UNHR field placement. If you would like to apply to the class, please fill out an application: Applications are due by August 1st, and after that, we will consider applications on a rolling basis. All students are welcome to apply to this class, including JD, LLM, and JSP students. Please email if you have any questions.

The application period for enrolling in the UNHR field placement in the 2020-2021 academic year has closed. If you have any questions about this, please email

This course will meet weekly on Wednesdays 11:20AM-12:45PM. There will be 9 required courses and the additional dates will be optional. Class will not be held on Wednesday, November 11th due to the Veterans Day Holiday.

Real-time attendance at the first Zoom class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.

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

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