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Human Rights Clinic Passes Reality Test in Suriname

Students in the semester-long International Human Rights Clinic have worked on projects for organizations ranging from Human Rights First in New York City to the Tebtebba Foundation in the Philippines. But the limits of being a law student often prevent direct contact with clients as well as visits to countries where human rights efforts are focused. This summer clinic professor Deena Hurwitz and three rising third-year students—Kate Flatley, Kristin Flood and Allissa Pollard—took the clinic experience on the road. The team recently returned from Suriname, where they presented a workshop on the rights of indigenous peoples to education.