Human Rights Study Project (YR)

Section 1, Fall 16

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 8/8
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

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description:

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
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.  The trip to the site country, once determined, will be proposed to the University for approval.  All international travel undertaken by students for University-related purposes  is subject to the UVA Policy on Student International Travel, so the trip and logistical details (travel and lodging arrangements, etc) are subject to restrictions and/or cancellation by the University.

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

Schedule No.
116819942
Law No.
LAW9254
Modified Type
Laboratory
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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