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    • 30173-01
    • Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic
    • Silk
      Bjerregaard
      Metcalf
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Fri 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • Professional Responsibility
      Professional Skills
      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic (30173). 4 units, credit/fail. Students will work on a variety of human rights projects, generally in support of advocacy efforts of human rights organizations. Projects are designed to give students practical experience with the range of activities in which lawyers engage to promote respect for human rights; to help students build the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective human rights lawyers; and to integrate the theory and practice of human rights. Class sessions will include an overview of basic human rights standards and their application; instruction in human rights research and writing skills; and critical examination of approaches to human rights advocacy and enforcement. The clinic will have one or more student directors. Enrollment limited to eighteen (combined with the advanced clinic). Permission of the instructors required. J.J. Silk, H.R. Metcalf, and A. Bjerregaard.

    Course Bidding Information: In addition to listing this clinic among experiential course selections, students interested in applying for the Lowenstein Clinic should submit a resume and a short statement of interest through the bidding system no later than 4:30 p.m. on June 23. The statement should be no longer than one single-spaced page. It should primarily explain why you are interested in participating in the Clinic and should also include a brief summary of any experiences (employment, classes, volunteer activities) that would be relevant to international human rights work. Please indicate any foreign language ability. LL.M. students are eligible for the clinic but should consult with the instructor before enrolling.

    Note: Students may not drop the Lowenstein Clinic after the first day of the semester. Attendance at the first class is required.

    Location: SLB - 108 (Tue)
    BAKER - A005 (Fri)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 10185

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