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Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic

The Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Law Clinic is a Law School course that gives students firsthand experience in human rights advocacy under the supervision of international human rights lawyers. The clinic undertakes a number of litigation, research, and advocacy projects each term on behalf of human rights organizations and individual victims of human rights abuse.

It offers 3 units of credit to students who work on a variety of human rights projects, generally in support of the advocacy efforts of human rights organizations. Projects are designed to give students practical experience with the range of activities in which lawyers engage to promote respect for human rights; to help students build the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective human rights lawyers; and to integrate the theory and practice of human rights. Class sessions provide an overview of basic human rights principles and their application, and training in human rights research and writing, and advocacy skills. The clinic has one or more student directors. More….