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295.5H sec. 001 - Human Rights Clinic (Fall 2024)

Instructor: Roxanna Marie Altholz  (view instructor's profile)
Instructor: Helen Kerwin  
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Units: 4 - 6
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Course Start: August 19, 2024
Course End: December 05, 2024

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 16
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 17
As of: 07/13 11:57 PM


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 a href=https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/international-human-rights-law-clinic/ https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/international-human-rights-law-clinic//a for more information on the work of the IHRLC.

Enrollment in the Clinic (4 units per semester) and Seminar (2 units) is by permission. Because of project demands, Clinic students may not enroll concurrently in another clinic or field placement.

Prerequisites:
Prior or concurrent enrollment in an international law course (e.g., International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law) is helpful but not required.

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: Clinics
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
International and Comparative Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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