International Humanitarian Law Workshop
International Committee for the Red Cross and
Center for Global Law & Policy
Santa Clara University School of Law
January 3 - 6, 2012
This workshop combines lectures and hands-on exercises that guide U.S. law students through an intensive workshop on international humanitarian law (IHL). The workshop will be led by legal professionals from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), lawyers for the U.S. Armed Forces, and law professors who specialize in IHL.
Topics will include:
- Introduction to International Humanitarian Law
- When Does IHL Apply?
- Human Rights and IHL
- Protected Persons
- Armed Conflicts of a Non-International Character
- The IHL/Terrorism Interface
- Implementation and Enforcement of IHL
Students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the ICRC. The program is available only to full- and part-time law students. There is NO FEE. Registration is limited and competitive. Students are encouraged to apply early, as the workshop does fill up.
Applications must be received by CGLP office by Friday, November 18, 2011.
I gained so much from the program and I have been spreading the word about it to other students ever since. I keep in touch with several of the students I made friends with, and even ran into one this summer. Most importantly, I gained experience, knowledge, and connections within the field, which assisted me during my 2nd round of applying for Navy JAG. I am happy to say that the encouraging words from all the people I encountered at the conference made a difference; I was accepted into the program at the end of last Spring and will be commissioning in about a month. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to join the conference.
For more information, contact:
Center for Global Law and Policy
Santa Clara University
School of Law
phone: (408) 551-1955
fax: (408) 554-5047
Prior years' workshops
Professor Beth Van Schaack's blog posts about the 2011 IHL workshop:
Beth Van Schaack's blog posts about the 2009 IHL workshop: