LAW-82 Human Rights Project

Prof. Lorie M. Graham,

1 credits day; 1 credits evening.


Students using this course to fulfill the experiential learning requirement may not also use this same course to meet the legal writing requirement.


JD students who are enrolled in the Human Rights Law Survey class can register for an additional credit and undertake a human rights project relating to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) or the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). Students can work individually or in groups. Examples of possible projects include working on a “know your rights" campaign, putting together a teaching module for elementary or high school students, writing a blog, or working with a local NGO. Students will be expected to present their project to the human rights law class in the final weeks of the semester. Students will work in assigned groups to develop projects centered on the 50th anniversary of the UN adoption of the two previously mentioned human rights treaties (1966-2016). The project will be determined by the group, with the approval of the professor. Examples include working on a strategy for local ratification or implementation of the ICESCR, a “know your rights under the ICCPR" project for a particular sector of society, or putting together a teaching module on human rights for high school students. Students will be expected to present their project to the class in the final weeks of the semester. The two class assignments and in-class participation will be worth 25% of the grade. The project will be worth 75% of the grade. The course will be graded on an honors/pass/low pass/fail basis. Suggested prerequisite: A public international law or human rights related course. If you do not have any such course, please discuss with the Professor on the first day of class.

International concentration course credit Elective Course Enrollment is limited: 15


Faculty comments: The course will be graded on an honors/high pass/pass/low pass/fail basis.

Requirements: Students must be registered in the Human Rights Law Survey class or have taken this class from Professor Graham in past semesters.


pointer    Enrollment is limited: 15 

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets International Law Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Experiential Learning Requirement

pointer    Final Project Required


<<Course Updated: April 06, 2016>>