Fall 2013
    Law No.: LAW8638
    Sched. No.: 113820960

International Human Rights Law Clinic (YR)
Section 1
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Hurwitz, Deena R.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):T, 1540-1740 (SL276)
Credits:4Type:Yearlong clinic
Capacity:8 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
Current Enrollment:5 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**

Course Description:

NOTE: Of the eight credit hours awarded for this clinic, four will receive a letter grade and four will be graded credit/no-credit. All credits and grades will be awarded at the end of the academic year.

This year-long clinic gives students first-hand experience in human rights advocacy working in partnership with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), human rights practitioners and law firms in the U.S. and abroad. (N.B. There is no direct client representation in this clinic.) Clinic projects are selected to build the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective human rights lawyer; to integrate the theory and practice of human rights; and to expose students to a range of human rights issues. Students collaborate on tw0 or more projects in small teams, and have direct contact with the partner-clients. Some travel may be involved. Class discussions focus on human rights norms and institutions of implementation/enforcement, dilemmas in advocacy, and the legal, strategic, ethical, and theoretical issues raised by the project work. The Clinic provides substantial opportunity to develop international law research and writing skills, and to network with human rights practitioners.

Descriptions of past Clinic projects at: http://www.law.virginia.edu/pdf/hr/clinic_history.pdf

Application Instructions: To apply, kindly submit the enrollment cover sheet with the requested documents by email to: Prof. Hurwitz deena@virginia.edu by Wednesday June 26. Selected students will be notified by email by Friday June 28. Applications received after June 26 will be handled on a first-come basis. Application cover sheet is available at: http://www.law.virginia.edu/lawweb/lawweb2.nsf/pages/Clinicapp?Open

Once enrolled in the Clinic, you may not drop.

ENROLLMENT LIMITATION: Students may enroll in one clinic per semester. On a space-available basis, students may petition to enroll in a second clinical offering after the add/drop period has ended.
PREREQUISITE: Second- or third-year JD or LLM status with high proficiency in written English. Previous courses in human rights law and/or international law strongly recommended, but not required.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the regularly scheduled clinic session, project teams will meet at mutually agreed upon times. Substantial international human rights related research, advocacy, and legal writing. Spanish capability (especially written) always helpful.

Prerequisites:Second- or third-year JD or LLM status with high proficiency in written English. Previous courses in human rights law and/or international law strongly recommended, but not required.
This course is on the professional skills course list.