Yoana Kuzmova

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3 credits

THIS CLASS IS RESTRICTED to students who have formally applied to and been accepted to the International and Human Rights Clinic. This is the companion spring classroom component for students in the Clinic. The course focuses on further developing skills directly tied to students' ongoing fieldwork. Classes will cover: interviewing and counseling institutional (non-governmental organizations) clients; designing and implementing human rights field research; ethical pitfalls and professional 'best practices' in human rights collaborations with international networks; advocacy within the UN machinery; advocacy within selected regional human rights mechanisms; and in-depth research workshops using comparative and foreign human rights research problems. The classes will be a combination of readings and discussion; simulations; student presentations; short papers and case rounds to discuss project work; and group and individual feedback on project development. NOTE: The International Human Rights Clinic satisfies the Upper-class Professional Skills requirement and counts towards the 6 credit Experiential Learning requirement. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option.

SPRG 2017: LAW JD 843 A1 , Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Wed 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 3 Susan M. Akram LAW 518
SPRG 2018: LAW JD 843 A1 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2018
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Wed 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 3 Susan M. AkramYoana Kuzmova

3 credits

THIS CLASS IS RESTRICTED to students who have formally applied to and been accepted to the International and Human Rights Clinic. Students in the Clinic work on human rights projects such as: working with NGO's in advocacy in the UN human rights system or in regional organs (e.g. Inter-American and European human rights bodies); filing briefs on human rights law issues in US domestic courts; counseling individual clients with human rights claims and without recourse within a domestic jurisdiction. While the nature of the fieldwork varies from year to year, the clinic has previously partnered with domestic and international NGOs on the Guantanamo cases, habeas cases, and Alien Tort Claims Act cases; drafted submissions to UN treaty bodies; and worked on the health and human rights aspects of humanitarian crises. Students conduct legal and factual research, conduct outreach to partners and project strategy development, and may prepare amicus briefs on human rights issues and appeals in human rights cases. The clinic fieldwork may include international travel. In the fall, students attend a weekly course, arranged in accordance with the students' schedules, to gain a structured introduction to human rights practitioners' work. NOTE: The International Human Rights Clinic satisfies the Upper-class Professional Skills requirement and counts towards the 6 credit Experiential Learning requirement. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option.

FALL 2016: LAW JD 975 A1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Wed 4:20 pm 6:20 pm 3 Susan M. Akram LAW 518
SPRG 2017: LAW JD 975 A1 , Jan 17th to Apr 26th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD 3 Susan M. Akram
FALL 2017: LAW JD 975 A1 , Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Wed 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 3 Susan M. AkramYoana Kuzmova LAW 520
SPRG 2018: LAW JD 975 A1 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2018
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD 3 Susan M. AkramYoana Kuzmova
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