The International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) provides a unique opportunity for law students to gain first-hand experience working on international human rights litigation, advocacy and policy projects.

The IHRC combines classroom education with supervised case and project management, providing students with practical training in essential lawyering skills while serving our community and promoting social justice.

Our law students get hands-on experience fighting for human rights around the world while gaining valuable hands-on legal experience.

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Francisco Rivera Juaristi teaching

From comprehensive human rights reports, to legal briefs, letters, and even social media videos, the Clinic produces high-quality work. Read more.

Human Rights Reports

Amicus Curiae briefs

Advocacy/Policy Letters

Social Media Videos

Written Statements before the UN and the Inter-American human rights systems

IHRC students in Geneva at the headquarters of the United Nations Refugee Agency in Geneva

“Being a part of the work at the human rights clinic has given me the opportunity to work on the projects I always envisioned myself doing in law school.” – Amisha DeYoung Dominguez ‘18

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Phone: (408) 554-4770
Location: Charney Hall 108C

Mailing Address:
International Human Rights Clinic
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0424

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Clinic Staff

Francisco J. Rivera JuaristiFrancisco J. Rivera Juaristi
Director and Supervising Attorney
Charney Hall 108C
Telephone: (408) 554-4770