Courses & Teaching
The International Human Rights Clinic offers practical instruction in human rights advocacy to first-time and advanced students. The practice component is complimented by introductory courses in the fall and spring terms, as well as an advanced seminar for continuing third year students each fall.
First-time students in the Clinic are required to take a seminar in addition to their clinical work. These seminars cover a variety of substantive human rights topics as well as key practical skills such as fact-finding, media work, and negotiation.
The Academic Program also offers human rights-related courses, including an LL.M concentration, various reading groups, and a seminar on the inter-American human rights system and doctrine.
Clinical Seminars 2018-2019
Past Clinical Seminars
Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection (Spring 2018)
Human Rights Advocacy (Spring 2018, Fall 2017)
Advanced Skills Training in Human Rights Advocacy (Fall 2017)
Combating the Human Cost of Armed Conflict (Spring 2015)
Business and Human Rights (Spring 2014)
Armed Conflict and Humanitarian Protection (Fall 2013)
Reproductive Rights and Justice (Spring 2013)
Human Rights Advocacy and Litigation (Spring 2013)
Gender and Human Rights (Fall 2012)
Combating the Human Costs of Armed Conflict (Fall 2012)
Human Rights and the Environment (Spring 2012)
Human Rights Advocacy and the United States (Fall 2011)