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295.5H sec. 001 - International Human Rights Law Clinic (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Roxanna Altholz  (view instructor's profile)
Instructor: Laurel E. Fletcher  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Astha Sharma Pokharel  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 4 - 6
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction

    Course Start: January 19, 2021
    Course End: May 04, 2021

    Enrollment info:
    Enrolled: 4
    Waitlisted: 0
    Enroll Limit: 20
    As of: 05/08 05:45 AM


    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.

    Due to the nature of this class, some or all of the sessions may not be recorded and posted except as required for accommodation of students with disabilities.

    Due to the nature of this class, real-time attendance is required (without an alternative way to earn equivalent credit) except in cases of illness or emergency.


    Real-time attendance at the first 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.


    Prerequisites:
    While it is not a requirement, it is recommended that students take an international law class prior to taking this course.

    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.

    Student Services is available to answer questions.


    Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
    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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