Human Rights Investigations Lab: Students

FALL 2018: HUMAN RIGHTS INVESTIGATIONS LAB

The day and time of Human Rights Investigations Lab main class will be announced in April. All students are required to participate at this time, with rare exceptions. 

For graduate students: 

Graduate students may sign up for the Berkeley Law course (details TBD)Instructor: Alexa Koenig  (view instructor’s profile); View all teaching evaluations for this course; Units: 2-3
Meeting Time: TBD
Meeting Location: TBD
Course Start: August 21, 2018
Course End: December 15, 2018
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): TBD

For undergraduates:

Undergraduates (returning or new) must apply to participate in the lab through URAP.

About the lab class: 
This practicum introduces and advances the practice of open source investigations: investigations that use social media and other publicly-available, internet-based sources to develop evidence for advocacy and legal accountability. The practicum includes active participation in the Human Rights investigations Lab at Berkeley Law’s Human Rights Center. Clients include organizations like Amnesty International, ProPublica, the Syrian Archive, the Center for Justice and Accountability and others. In the practicum, students will learn how to collect and authenticate information on war crimes and human rights abuses and will have an opportunity to engage in one or more real-world investigations. Because of the multi-disciplinary nature of the course, participants will include students from across campus.