LLM in International Human Rights

Contacts:

Program Director:  Bridget Arimond
Director, Center for International Human Rights:  David Scheffer 
Sr. Counsel, Center for International Human Rights: Stephen Sawyer

Program Overview:

The Program in International Human Rights Law is designed for students with American JDs or law degrees from other countries who wish to undertake an in-depth study of international human rights law and international criminal law, and their implementation by international courts and organizations as well as domestic legal systems. The program provides an excellent grounding in international human rights law and international criminal law for individuals with career interests in the field.

The structure of the program affords unique advantages for educational and social interaction. LLM IHR Students participate with other LLM students in small group seminars, and join JD students in the program's core and elective courses. In addition, the program encourages international students to study not only relevant law, but its application to the circumstances of their home countries.

Degree Requirements:

Course Title
Required Courses (5 courses / 11 credits)
CONPUB 694International Human Rights Law
CONPUB 695International Criminal Law
CONPUB 703Colloquium: International Human Rights (1st of 2 required semesters)
CONPUB 703Colloquium: International Human Rights (2nd of 2 required semesters)
LAWSTUDY 912Human Rights Advocacy: Legal Analysis and Writing 1
Elective Courses (9 credits)
Select from the following: 2
Women, Children, Gender and Human Rights
International Criminal Law in U.S. Courts
Refugees and Asylum
Nation Building: International Human Rights in Transitional Societies
International HR Law: Differing Perspectives, Europe, the Americas, US
International Law: the Law of War
Corporate Compliance and Social Mandates
A New World Order: the Role of the United Nations in Advancing the Rule of Law and Human Rights
Public Corruption & the Law
Human Trafficking
Legal Issues in Arab-Israeli conflict
Contemporary Dilemmas in International Humanitarian Law: Targeting and Occupation
Global Freedom of Expression and the Press
Foreign, Comparative, and International Legal Research
Graduate Research (Permission only)
Introduction to Trial Advocacy (International Track)
Clinic: International Human Rights Advocacy
Clinic: International Human Rights LLMs Fieldwork
Clinic: International Human Rights Law and Practice
International Environmental Law
Health and Human Rights
Advanced Topics in Health and Human Rights
Minimum Credits Required: 20 3