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Sital Kalantry : Courses and Seminars

International Human Rights Clinic
LAWS 67913
The International Human Rights Clinic works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the United States. The Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms as well as other substantive law and strategies to draw attention to human rights violations, develop practical solutions to those problems using interdisciplinary methodologies, and promote accountability on the part of state and non-state actors. The Clinic works closely with non-governmental organizations to design, collaborate, and implement projects, which include litigation in domestic, foreign, and international tribunals as well as non-litigation projects, such as documenting violations, legislative reform, drafting reports, and training manuals. Students work in teams on specific projects and will develop their international research, legal writing, oral advocacy, communication, interviewing, collaboration, media advocacy, and strategic thinking skills. Additionally, students will critically examine the substance and application of human rights law, as well as discuss and confront the ethical challenges of working on human rights problems globally, and develop new techniques to address human rights violations, including those involving economic and social rights and women's rights. During the Autumn quarter students should take the International Human Rights Lawyering class where interviewing, cultural competency, strategy in the international context, and other relevant skills will be developed through simulation exercise, assignments, and discussion of case studies. In addition, students are encouraged, but not required to take a course in International Human Rights Law. Some students may have the option (but are not required) to undertake international or domestic travel in connection with their projects during the break between Autumn and Winter Quarter or the break between Winter and Spring Quarter. Students will receive one or two credits each quarter in the International Human Rights Clinic in accordance with the Law School's general criteria for clinical courses as described in the Law School Announcements and by the approval of the clinical faculty.
Autumn 2013
Sital Kalantry
International Human Rights Clinic
LAWS 67913
The International Human Rights Clinic works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the United States. The Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms as well as other substantive law and strategies to draw attention to human rights violations, develop solutions to those problems using interdisciplinary methodologies, and promote accountability on the part of state and non-state actors. The Clinic works closely with non-governmental organizations to design, collaborate, and implement projects, which include litigation in domestic, foreign, and international tribunals as well as non-litigation projects, such as legislative reform and report research and drafting. Students work in teams on specific projects and develop their international research, legal writing, oral advocacy, communication, interviewing, collaboration, media advocacy, and strategic thinking skills. Additionally, students will critically examine the substance and application of human rights law, as well as discuss and confront the ethical challenges of working on human rights problems globally, and develop new techniques to address human rights violations, including those involving economic and social rights and women's rights. Students are encouraged, but not required to take a course in International Human Rights Law. Some students may have the option (but are not required) to undertake international or domestic travel in connection with their projects. Students will receive one or two credits each quarter in the International Human Rights Clinic in accordance with the Law School's general criteria for clinical courses as described in the Law School Announcements and by the approval of the clinical faculty.
Spring 2014
Sital Kalantry
International Human Rights Clinic
LAWS 67913
The International Human Rights Clinic works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the United States. The Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms as well as other substantive law and strategies to draw attention to human rights violations, develop solutions to those problems using interdisciplinary methodologies, and promote accountability on the part of state and non-state actors. The Clinic works closely with non-governmental organizations to design, collaborate, and implement projects, which include litigation in domestic, foreign, and international tribunals as well as non-litigation projects, such as legislative reform and report research and drafting. Students work in teams on specific projects and develop their international research, legal writing, oral advocacy, communication, interviewing, collaboration, media advocacy, and strategic thinking skills. Additionally, students will critically examine the substance and application of human rights law, as well as discuss and confront the ethical challenges of working on human rights problems globally, and develop new techniques to address human rights violations, including those involving economic and social rights and women's rights. Students are encouraged, but not required to take a course in International Human Rights Law. Some students may have the option (but are not required) to undertake international or domestic travel in connection with their projects. Students will receive one or two credits each quarter in the International Human Rights Clinic in accordance with the Law School's general criteria for clinical courses as described in the Law School Announcements and by the approval of the clinical faculty.
Winter 2014
Sital Kalantry
International Human Rights Lawyering Skills
LAWS 96203
In this seminar, students will learn the tools and develop the skills to conduct international human rights work, including international field-work and fact-gathering, interviewing witnesses and victims of abuses, assessing various litigation and non-litigation strategies, conducting legal research using diverse sources, evaluating successes and challenges, developing cross-cultural competency skills, and the ethical challenges of international work. The grade for the class will be based on class participation, in-class simulation exercises, and short assignments. This seminar is a pre-requisite or co-requisite for students who are or intend to enroll in the International Human Rights Clinic. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Autumn 2013
Sital Kalantry