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262.51 sec. 001 - Human Rights Practice Workshop (Spring 2023)

Instructor: Roxanna Marie Altholz  (view instructor's profile)
Instructor: Laurel E Fletcher  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


M 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 10
From January 09, 2023
To April 25, 2023

Course Start: January 09, 2023
Course End: April 25, 2023
Class Number: 32668
This course is open to 1Ls.

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM

What does it mean to be a human rights lawyer today? This class explores the role of human rights lawyers in a range of institutional settings. Even while the human rights movement faces increasing repression worldwide, human rights practitioners work within NGOs, government agencies, courts, companies, and international institutions to leverage international human rights law to tackle anti-Black racism, corruption, climate change, justice for survivors of atrocities, and other urgent issues. We will invite innovative human rights lawyers to discuss their current work along several axes: What is the theory of change that animates the work? How does this work break new legal ground, integrate human rights protections into policy, generate or sustain social mobilization, and/or advance transnational advocacy efforts? Is the role of a human rights lawyer changing, and if so, how? Students will learn about human rights mechanisms and to think critically about the promise and limitations of mobilizing human rights norms, strategies, and institutions. This course is geared for 1Ls and those curious about the practice of human rights 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) 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.

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

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