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    • 30190-01
    • Rule of Law Clinic
    • Koh
      Metcalf
      Wishnie
      Spector
    • Tue 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
      Fri 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
    • 4
    • Professional Responsibility
      Professional Skills
      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Rule of Law Clinic (30190). 4 units. This clinic will focus on maintaining the rule of law and human rights in three areas: national security law (torture, drones, Guantanamo); antidiscrimination (against religious and ethnic groups); and climate change (maintaining U.S. commitments under the Paris Agreement, which has just entered into force). We will divide the work into these three work streams, and pick discrete projects (some litigation, some advocacy, some other kinds of work) where we think our work product can contribute meaningfully to preservation of the rule of law. Open only to U.S. J.D. students. Enrollment limited to fifteen. Permission of the instructors required. H.H. Koh, M.J. Wishnie, H.R. Metcalf, and P.M. Spector.

    Course Bidding: In addition to ranking this clinic among experiential course selections, students should submit a statement of interest and a resume by December 8 at 4:30 p.m. Students do not have to bid the clinic first so long as they indicate in the statement of interest that they would accept a place in the clinic, if offered. Nor do students have to have prerequisite experience in the three project areas, although such experience is preferred.

    Note: The regular class meetings will be on Tuesday. The Friday meeting times are for make-up classes. The class will not meet every Friday but only on those dates announced by the instructors.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Tue)
    SLB - 124 (Fri)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 24025

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