Human Rights Study Project

Section 1, Fall 15

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 6/8
Credits: 1

Course Description

Part of the class will be focused on identifying research topics in advance of a fieldwork trip to a site country to be determined. To that end, we will explore current human rights events and link them to existing themes in the theoretical literature. The second goal of the class is to practically prepare for human rights fieldwork. To that end, we will cover interviewing techniques, fact-finding, and the practicalities of human rights research. The class will likely feature one or more guest speakers.

Course Requirements

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With:
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: All classroom sessions for this year-long course occur in the Fall semester. Students will perform fieldwork during the Winter break, and the Spring semester of this year-long course will be devoted to the research and drafting of a paper. Of the three credits awarded for this year-long course, one credit will be allocated (for academic load purposes) to the fall semester and two to the Spring. All credits will be awarded at the conclusion of the Spring semester.

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.

General Information

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