Current Issues in Human Rights Law (YR)

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 10/15
Credits: 1
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • F
  • 0915-1115
  • WB103
08/27/2021 11/19/2021

Course Description

This is the first half of a year-long seminar exploring important current topics and issues in international human rights law. The first few classes will offer a broad overview of the international human rights system. The remainder of the sessions will focus on important current topics in selected areas of human rights, such as freedom of speech and social media, poverty and human rights, digital surveillance and privacy rights, and the possibility of transitional justice and reparations for slavery in the U.S.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students are expected to submit a 2-3 page essay that responds to the assigned readings for 10 out of the 13 sessions (due directly to instructors, not via EXPO). The instructors will provide guiding questions for each response paper. The final grade will consist of the grade for the different essays (75%) and class participation (25%).

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: This year-long course carries three credits -- one credit in the fall term graded on a Credit/No Credit basis, and two in the spring term graded on a letter-graded basis.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Sunday, November 28, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM