437 International Human Rights Clinic

The International Human Rights Clinic provides students with an opportunity to critically engage with human rights issues, strategies, tactics, institutions, and law in both domestic and international settings. Through the weekly seminar and fieldwork, students will develop practical tools for human rights advocacy—such as fact-finding, litigation, indicators, reporting, and messaging—that integrate inter-disciplinary methods and maximize the use of new technologies. Students will also develop core competencies related to managing trauma in human rights work, as well as the ethical and accountability challenges in human rights lawyering. Types of clinic projects include those that: apply a human rights framework to domestic issues; involve human rights advocacy abroad; engage with international institutions to advance human rights; and/or address human rights in U.S. foreign policy. Students work closely with local organizations, international NGOs, and U.N. human rights experts and bodies. Some travel will likely be involved. Student project teams will also meet at least once a week with the clinic instructors. Students work on clinic projects approximately 10-12 hours a week, for a minimum of 125 hours of clinical work during the semester.  This course may not be dropped after the first class meeting.

Enrollment Prerequisite

J.D. students are required to have taken International Human Rights Advocacy (offered only in the Fall) as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite. Instructor permission is required for enrollment of LL.M. students. LL.M. students seeking to take the Clinic should contact Prof. Huckerby to determine whether International Human Rights Advocacy is either a pre-requisite or co-requisite.

Any ethics course (Law 237, Law 238, Law 239, Law 317, or Law 539)

Course Areas of Practice
2017
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

437.01 5
  • Shorter reaction papers
  • Final paper (10+ pages in length)
  • Group project
  • Class participation
Jayne Huckerby, Aya Fujimura-Fanselow Tu 4:00-5:50 PM 4040

The International Human Rights Clinic provides students with an opportunity to critically engage with human rights issues, strategies, tactics, institutions, and law in both domestic and international settings. Through the weekly seminar and fieldwork, students will develop practical tools for human rights advocacy—such as fact-finding, litigation, indicators, reporting, and messaging—that integrate inter-disciplinary methods and maximize the use of new technologies. Students will also develop core competencies related to managing trauma in human rights work, as well as the ethical and accountability challenges in human rights lawyering. Types of clinic projects include those that: apply a human rights framework to domestic issues; involve human rights advocacy abroad; engage with international institutions to advance human rights; and/or address human rights in U.S. foreign policy. Students work closely with local organizations, international NGOs, and U.N. human rights experts and bodies. Some travel will likely be involved. Student project teams will also meet at least once a week with the clinic instructors. Students work on clinic projects approximately 10-12 hours a week, for a minimum of 125 hours of clinical work during the semester.  This course may not be dropped after the first class meeting.

Pre/Co-requisites

J.D. students are required to have taken International Human Rights Advocacy (offered only in the Fall) as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite. Instructor permission is required for enrollment of LL.M. students. LL.M. students seeking to take the Clinic should contact Prof. Huckerby to determine whether International Human Rights Advocacy is either a pre-requisite or co-requisite.

Any ethics course (Law 237, Law 238, Law 239, Law 317, or Law 539)

Enrollment Restrictions
LLM (international) by permission
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

437.02 5
  • Shorter reaction papers
  • Final paper (10+ pages in length)
  • Group project
  • Class participation
Jayne Huckerby, Sarah Adamczyk Tu 3:45-5:35 PM 4046

The International Human Rights Clinic provides students with an opportunity to critically engage with human rights issues, strategies, tactics, institutions, and law in both domestic and international settings. Through the weekly seminar and fieldwork, students will develop practical tools for human rights advocacy—such as fact-finding, litigation, indicators, reporting, and messaging—that integrate inter-disciplinary methods and maximize the use of new technologies. Students will also develop core competencies related to managing trauma in human rights work, as well as the ethical and accountability challenges in human rights lawyering. Types of clinic projects include those that: apply a human rights framework to domestic issues; involve human rights advocacy abroad; engage with international institutions to advance human rights; and/or address human rights in U.S. foreign policy. Students work closely with local organizations, international NGOs, and U.N. human rights experts and bodies. Some travel will likely be involved. Student project teams will also meet at least once a week with the clinic instructors. Students work on clinic projects approximately 10-12 hours a week, for a minimum of 125 hours of clinical work during the semester.  This course may not be dropped after the first class meeting.

Pre/Co-requisites

J.D. students are required to have taken International Human Rights Advocacy (offered only in the Fall) as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite. Instructor permission is required for enrollment of LL.M. students. LL.M. students seeking to take the Clinic should contact Prof. Huckerby to determine whether International Human Rights Advocacy is either a pre-requisite or co-requisite.

Any ethics course (Law 237, Law 238, Law 239, Law 317, or Law 539)

Enrollment Restrictions
LLM (international) by permission
2016
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

437.01 5
  • Final paper (10+ pages in length)
  • Shorter reaction papers
  • Group project
  • Class participation
Sarah Adamczyk, Jayne Huckerby Tu 3:45-5:35 PM 4172

The International Human Rights Clinic provides students with an opportunity to critically engage with human rights issues, strategies, tactics, institutions, and law in both domestic and international settings. Through the weekly seminar and fieldwork, students will develop practical tools for human rights advocacy—such as fact-finding, litigation, indicators, reporting, and messaging—that integrate inter-disciplinary methods and maximize the use of new technologies. Students will also develop core competencies related to managing trauma in human rights work, as well as the ethical and accountability challenges in human rights lawyering. Types of clinic projects include those that: apply a human rights framework to domestic issues; involve human rights advocacy abroad; engage with international institutions to advance human rights; and/or address human rights in U.S. foreign policy. Students work closely with local organizations, international NGOs, and U.N. human rights experts and bodies. Some travel will likely be involved. Student project teams will also meet at least once a week with the clinic instructors. Students work on clinic projects approximately 10-12 hours a week, for a minimum of 125 hours of clinical work during the semester.  This course may not be dropped after the first class meeting.

Pre/Co-requisites

J.D. students are required to have taken International Human Rights Advocacy (offered only in the Fall) as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite. Instructor permission is required for enrollment of LL.M. students. LL.M. students seeking to take the Clinic should contact Prof. Huckerby to determine whether International Human Rights Advocacy is either a pre-requisite or co-requisite.

Any ethics course (Law 237, Law 238, Law 239, Law 317, or Law 539)

Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

437.02 5 Jayne Huckerby Tu 3:45-5:35 PM 4046

The International Human Rights Clinic provides students with an opportunity to critically engage with human rights issues, strategies, tactics, institutions, and law in both domestic and international settings. Through the weekly seminar and fieldwork, students will develop practical tools for human rights advocacy—such as fact-finding, litigation, indicators, reporting, and messaging—that integrate inter-disciplinary methods and maximize the use of new technologies. Students will also develop core competencies related to managing trauma in human rights work, as well as the ethical and accountability challenges in human rights lawyering. Types of clinic projects include those that: apply a human rights framework to domestic issues; involve human rights advocacy abroad; engage with international institutions to advance human rights; and/or address human rights in U.S. foreign policy. Students work closely with local organizations, international NGOs, and U.N. human rights experts and bodies. Some travel will likely be involved. Student project teams will also meet at least once a week with the clinic instructor. Students work on clinic projects approximately 10-12 hours a week, for a minimum of 125 hours of clinical work during the semester. Students must be at least in their second semester, second year to take this clinic. This course may not be dropped after the first class meeting.

Pre/Co-requisites

J.D. students are also required to have taken International Human Rights Advocacy, as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite.

These prerequisites do not apply to LL.M. students. Instructor permission is required for enrollment of LL.M. students.

Enrollment Restrictions
None
2015
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

437.01 5 Jayne Huckerby, Sarah Adamczyk Tu 3:45-5:35 PM Room 3171
The International Human Rights Clinic provides students with an opportunity to critically engage with human rights issues, strategies, tactics, institutions, and law in both domestic and international settings. Through the weekly seminar and fieldwork, students will develop practical tools for human rights advocacy—such as fact-finding, litigation, indicators, reporting, and messaging—that integrate inter-disciplinary methods and maximize the use of new technologies. Students will also develop core competencies related to managing trauma in human rights work, as well as the ethical and accountability challenges in human rights lawyering. Types of clinic projects include those that: apply a human rights framework to domestic issues; involve human rights advocacy abroad; engage with international institutions to advance human rights; and/or address human rights in U.S. foreign policy. Students work closely with local organizations, international NGOs, and U.N. human rights experts and bodies. Some travel will likely be involved. Student project teams will also meet at least once a week with the clinic instructor. Students work on clinic projects approximately 10-12 hours a week, for a minimum of 125 hours of clinical work during the semester. Students must be at least in their second semester, second year to take this clinic. This course may not be dropped after the first class meetingPrerequisite InformationJ.D. students are required to have instruction in the Model Rules of Professional Conduct prior to participating in a clinic or an externship (see Clinics Enrollment Policy). The following courses fulfill this prerequisite:Ethics in Civil Litigation (LAW 239)Law of Lawyering: Ethics of Social Justice Representation (LAW 237)Criminal Justice Ethics (LAW 317)The Law of Lawyering (LAW 238)Ethics in Action (LAW 539)J.D. students are also required to have taken International Human Rights Advocacy, as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite.These prerequisites do not apply to LL.M. students. Instructor permission is required for enrollment of LL.M. students.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

437.02 Jayne Huckerby Tu 3:45-5:35 pm Room 4040
The International Human Rights Clinic provides students with an opportunity to critically engage with human rights issues, strategies, tactics, institutions, and law in both domestic and international settings. Through the weekly seminar and fieldwork, students will develop practical tools for human rights advocacy-such as fact-finding, litigation, indicators, reporting, and messaging-that integrate inter-disciplinary methods and maximize the use of new technologies. Students will also develop core competencies related to managing trauma in human rights work, as well as the ethical and accountability challenges in human rights lawyering. Types of clinic projects include those that: apply a human rights framework to domestic issues; involve human rights advocacy abroad; engage with international institutions to advance human rights; and/or address human rights in U.S. foreign policy. Students work closely with local organizations, international NGOs, and U.N. human rights experts and bodies. Some travel will likely be involved. Student project teams will also meet at least once a week with the clinic instructor. Students work on clinic projects approximately 10-12 hours a week, for a minimum of 125 hours of clinical work during the semester. Students must be at least in their second semester, second year to take this clinic. This course may not be dropped after the first class meetingPrerequisite InformationJ.D. students are required to have instruction in the Model Rules of Professional Conduct prior to participating in a clinic or an externship (see Clinics Enrollment Policy). The following courses fulfill this prerequisite:Ethics in Civil Litigation (LAW 239)Law of Lawyering: Ethics of Social Justice Representation (LAW 237)Criminal Justice Ethics (LAW 317)The Law of Lawyering (LAW 238)Ethics in Action (LAW 539)J.D. students are also required to have taken International Human Rights Advocacy, as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite.,These prerequisites do not apply to LL.M. students. Instructor permission is required for enrollment of LL.M. students.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2014
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

437.01 Jayne Huckerby Tu 3:45-5:35 pm Room 4040
The International Human Rights Clinic provides students with an opportunity to critically engage with human rights issues, strategies, tactics, institutions, and law in both domestic and international settings. Through the weekly seminar and fieldwork, students will develop practical tools for human rights advocacy-such as fact-finding, litigation, indicators, reporting, and messaging-that integrate inter-disciplinary methods and maximize the use of new technologies. Students will also develop core competencies related to managing trauma in human rights work, as well as the ethical and accountability challenges in human rights lawyering. Types of clinic projects include those that: apply a human rights framework to domestic issues; involve human rights advocacy abroad; engage with international institutions to advance human rights; and/or address human rights in U.S. foreign policy. Students work closely with local organizations, international NGOs, and U.N. human rights experts and bodies. Some travel will likely be involved. Student project teams will also meet at least once a week with the clinic instructor. Students work on clinic projects approximately 10-12 hours a week, for a minimum of 125 hours of clinical work during the semester. Students must be at least in their second semester, second year to take this clinic. This course may not be dropped after the first class meetingPrerequisite InformationJ.D. students are required to have instruction in the Model Rules of Professional Conduct prior to participating in a clinic or an externship (see Clinics Enrollment Policy). The following courses fulfill this prerequisite:Ethics in Civil Litigation (LAW 239)Law of Lawyering: Ethics of Social Justice Representation (LAW 237)Criminal Justice Ethics (LAW 317)The Law of Lawyering (LAW 238)Ethics in Action (LAW 539)J.D. students are also required to have taken International Human Rights Advocacy, as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite.,These prerequisites do not apply to LL.M. students. Instructor permission is required for enrollment of LL.M. students.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

437.01 Jayne Huckerby M 5:00-6:50 pm M 5:00-6:50 pm Room 3171
The International Human Rights Clinic provides students with an opportunity to critically engage with human rights issues, strategies, tactics, institutions, and law in both domestic and international settings. Through the weekly seminar and fieldwork, students will develop practical tools for human rights advocacy-such as fact-finding, litigation, indicators, reporting, and messaging-that integrate inter-disciplinary methods and maximize the use of new technologies. Students will also develop core competencies related to managing trauma in human rights work, as well as the ethical and accountability challenges in human rights lawyering. Types of clinic projects include those that: apply a human rights framework to domestic issues; involve human rights advocacy abroad; engage with international institutions to advance human rights; and/or address human rights in U.S. foreign policy. Students work closely with local organizations, international NGOs, and U.N. human rights experts and bodies. Some travel will likely be involved. Student project teams will also meet at least once a week with the clinic instructor. Students work on clinic projects approximately 10-12 hours a week, for a minimum of 125 hours of clinical work during the semester. Students must be at least in their second semester, second year to take this clinic. This course may not be dropped after the first class meetingPrerequisite InformationJ.D. students are required to have instruction in the Model Rules of Professional Conduct prior to participating in a clinic or an externship (see Clinics Enrollment Policy). The following courses fulfill this prerequisite:Ethics in Civil Litigation (LAW 239)Law of Lawyering: Ethics of Social Justice Representation (LAW 237)Criminal Justice Ethics (LAW 317)The Law of Lawyering (LAW 238)Ethics in Action (LAW 539)J.D. students are also required to have taken International Human Rights Advocacy, as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite.,These prerequisites do not apply to LL.M. students. Instructor permission is required for enrollment of LL.M. students.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.