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Brian Citro : Courses and Seminars

International Human Rights Clinic
LAWS 67913
The International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the U.S. The Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms, other substantive law, and multidimensional 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 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. Working in teams on active human rights cases and projects, students will develop and hone their international research, legal and non-legal writing, oral advocacy, communication, interviewing, collaboration, media advocacy, cultural competency, strategic thinking, and transnational lawyering skills. Additionally, students will critically examine the substance and application of human rights law, discuss and confront the ethical challenges of working on human rights problems globally, and develop new techniques to address human rights violations. During Autumn quarter only, Clinic students are required to also enroll in the 2-credit International Human Rights Lawyering and Advocacy seminar. Students are also encouraged, but not required, to take a course in international human rights law or public international 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 periods. Students in their first quarter of IHRC must enroll for 2-3 credits; students can enroll in the IHRC for 1-2 credits in subsequent quarters, in accordance with the Law School's general criteria for clinical courses.
Autumn 2014
Brian Citro, Caroline Bettinger-López
International Human Rights Clinic
LAWS 67913
The International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the U.S. The Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms, other substantive law, and multidimensional 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 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. Working in teams on active human rights cases and projects, students will develop and hone their international research, legal and non-legal writing, oral advocacy, communication, interviewing, collaboration, media advocacy, cultural competency, strategic thinking, and transnational lawyering skills. Additionally, students will critically examine the substance and application of human rights law, discuss and confront the ethical challenges of working on human rights problems globally, and develop new techniques to address human rights violations. During Autumn quarter only, Clinic students are required to also enroll in the 2-credit International Human Rights Lawyering and Advocacy seminar. Students are also encouraged, but not required, to take a course in international human rights law or public international 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 periods. Students in their first quarter of IHRC must enroll for 2-3 credits; students can enroll in the IHRC for 1-2 credits in subsequent quarters, in accordance with the Law School's general criteria for clinical courses.
Winter 2015
Brian Citro, Caroline Bettinger-López
International Human Rights Clinic
LAWS 67913
The International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the U.S. The Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms, other substantive law, and multidimensional 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 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. Working in teams on active human rights cases and projects, students will develop and hone their international research, legal and non-legal writing, oral advocacy, communication, interviewing, collaboration, media advocacy, cultural competency, strategic thinking, and transnational lawyering skills. Additionally, students will critically examine the substance and application of human rights law, discuss and confront the ethical challenges of working on human rights problems globally, and develop new techniques to address human rights violations. During Autumn quarter only, Clinic students are required to also enroll in the 2-credit International Human Rights Lawyering and Advocacy seminar. Students are also encouraged, but not required, to take a course in international human rights law or public international 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 periods. Students in their first quarter of IHRC must enroll for 2-3 credits; students can enroll in the IHRC for 1-2 credits in subsequent quarters, in accordance with the Law School's general criteria for clinical courses.
Spring 2015
Brian Citro