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.
Cases and Projects
The Clinic’s projects cover a wide range of cutting-edge legal issues. Read more.
From comprehensive human rights reports, to legal briefs, letters, and even social media videos, the Clinic produces high-quality work. Read more.
“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
IHRC blog, news and updates
Keep track of the Clinic’s work by following our blog. Read more.
- International Human Rights Clinic submits brief addressing environmental and human rights violations in Belize
- Mountain View approves human rights pilot program with support of Santa Clara Law’s International Human Rights Clinic
- Clinic informs international body about ongoing impunity of police killings in the United States
Contact the IHRC
Phone: (408) 554-4770
Location: Charney Hall 108C
International Human Rights Clinic
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0424