International Human Rights Clinic B

Class Information Summer 2021


Francisco Rivera Juaristi

Associate Clinical Professor and Director, International Human Rights Clinic

International Human Rights Clinic B

Certificate(s): International Law Public Interest and Social Justice Law (List A)

Course Description:

The international human rights clinic (IHRC) provides a unique educational opportunity for students to gain first-hand, practical experience working on international human rights litigation and advocacy projects. The clinic combines classroom education with supervised case and project management, providing students practical training in advocacy and lawyering skills. For every 50 hours of participation in the program, including casework and class attendance, a student earns one unit. The first 3 units of academic credit earned at IHRC are graded. Any earned units above 3 are graded credit/no credit.

Class Notes:

Experiential Course

This clinic will be taught remotely via Zoom, even if COVID-19 restrictions are lifted for all or part of the course’s duration. Students and Prof. Rivera may collectively choose to meet for class and weekly team meetings at a different time than what is listed in this course schedule.

This course is the credit/no credit portion of the IHRC. Students can register for up to 2 units in this course. Students must register for IHRC A for the first 3 units of clinic credit, and this course for any units thereafter. Limited enrollment. Students must obtain a permission number from the professor in order to register for this course. Prior or concurrent course work in international human rights strongly preferred.