QWCS792-01 International Human Rights

International Human Rights is a simulation course that offers students the opportunity to develop their lawyering skills (such as research, analysis, writing, and oral presentation), as well as to learn substantive law. Using hypothetical cases (based on real events) that are pending in domestic or international courts, the course examines recent advances in international human rights. Topics explored include guarantees against gender discrimination, protecting privacy, and advancing the interests of refugees. Students play the roles of American attorneys and international agents (i.e., attorneys) involved in human rights disputes. They develop strategy, analyze legal materials, prepare briefs and memorials, and present oral arguments on behalf of their clients (states, organizations, and individuals) in domestic and international courts. The final grade for the course is based entirely on the oral and written work. This course satisfies 3 writing or 3 experiential learning credits.