Human Rights in U. S. Law: Legal Theory and Practice

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The course will introduce students to the theory and practice of the relationship between international and U.S. law on the subject of human rights. It explores, in particular, how domestic claims and struggles for justice are related to international human rights treaties and customary international law and how U.S. lawyers, policymakers and advocates can advance these efforts through select litigation before U.S. courts, in international and regional fora, and through other research and advocacy projects. The legal work will likely focus on: 1) issues arising at the intersection of the criminal justice system and immigration law; 2) the right to civil counsel of unaccompanied migrant children in detention and deportation proceedings; 3) the rights of non-citizens in the U.S. facing deportation in detention hearings; and/or 4) migrant and workers’ rights involving “guest” or “temporary” workers.

Recommended: Immigration Law or International Human Rights Seminar.

Students who enroll in this course are also required to attend Law Practice Orientation offered at the beginning of spring semester.

Prior to registering for this course, students must meet with Professors Danchin and Millemann and receive approval to register.

This course is not currently scheduled.
Last offered Spring 2018.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course