International Human Rights Law Clinic

Section 1, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 0/6
Credits: 4
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TBA
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01/24/2022 04/29/2022

Course Description

This single-semester clinical course provides students with the opportunity to effect real change in the field of human rights while gaining practical experience. By participating in the clinic, students develop practical skills, including international human rights research and writing, litigating human rights claims in international fora, advocating before international organizations, and documenting and publicizing human rights violations. Recently, the clinic has worked with partners as diverse as the United Nations; the Due Process of Law Foundation in Washington DC; Dejusticia - a human rights NGO from Colombia; and the Center for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in New York. Students in the clinic work in teams on one or more projects throughout the semester, completing a variety of assignments including research, advocacy, and production of written work. Students may have the opportunity to travel domestically or internationally to work more closely with their partner organizations.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will provide substantial written work on one or more clinical assignments, which could include legal briefs and advocacy papers depending on the project.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: nternational Law and/or International Human Rights Law recommended, but not required. Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

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

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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: Friday, April 22, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 01, 11:59 PM