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295F sec. 001 - INHR: Geneva Field Placement Seminar (Fall 2024)

Instructor: Eric N Richardson  
Instructor: Sue 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 11:20 AM - 12:45 PM
Location: Law 123
From August 21, 2024
To November 20, 2024

Course Start: August 21, 2024
Course End: November 20, 2024

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 2
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 10
As of: 07/19 08:31 PM

INHR Law and Practice: Away Field Placement Seminar is the required course component for all students doing the Spring 2025 INHR Away Field Placement in Geneva, Switzerland where they will each serve as a student legal advisor to a diplomatic mission. In the fall, 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: 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.

Selection is based on an application and interview process the summer prior to the class. 6-8 students are accepted each year with some students accepted on spec based on availability of a delegation where they could serve in Geneva. If you have any questions about the INHR Field Placement Program, please email

There will be 10 required class meetings and the additional dates will be optional.

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.

Taking both semesters is required. Students should not enroll in semester 1 unless they are committed to the in-person placement. Students are responsible for their own visa, housing and logistical arrangements in Geneva.

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:
International and Comparative Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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Required Books are in blue

  • The Art of Getting More Back in Diplomacy: Negotiation Lessons from North Korea, China, Libya, and the United Nations
    Eric N. Richardson
    Edition: 2021
    Publisher: University of Michigan Press
    ISBN: 9780472055067
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: $29.95
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Law-school Bookstore prices are unavailable at this time.
  • The UN Human Rights Council: A Practical Anatomy
    Eric Tistounet
    Edition: 2020
    Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
    ISBN: 9781789907940
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 147.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Law-school Bookstore prices are unavailable at this time.

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