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295F sec. 001 - UN Human Rights Law and Practice: Away Field Placement Seminar (Fall 2021)

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
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


W 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From August 18, 2021
To November 19, 2021

Course Start: August 18, 2021
Course End: November 19, 2021

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 7
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 8
As of: 01/25 05:06 PM

UNHR Law and Practice: Away Field Placement Seminar is the required course component for all students doing the Spring 2022 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.

If you have any questions about the UNHR Field Placement Program, please email

This course will meet weekly on Wednesdays. There will be 10 required courses and the additional dates will be optional. Students who are participating may use Room 112 at Berkeley Law.

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) may be dropped without notice. The instructor can 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 risk being dropped without notice.

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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  • The Art of Getting More Back in Diplomacy
    Richardson, Eric
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $39.95
    Price Source: user provided
  • The UN Human Rights Council: A Practical Anatomy
    Eric Tistounet
    Edition: 2020
    Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
    ISBN: 9781789907940
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 55.96
    Price Source: user provided

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