Special  Course Information For Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

 

LAWS 8440-801 & 902 International Human Rights Seminar

This seminar will expose students to a variety of topical human rights issues, as well as to the United Nations and other mechanisms within the international system that are aimed at addressing those issues. Students will learn critical and theoretical perspectives on these issues and mechanisms, with attention to current situations and problems.

In the Fall, after an initial introductory session, the seminar will meet for several sessions in a colloquium format. The seminar will not meet every week. Featured will be guest speakers from around the world who have high levels of expertise and experience on human rights matters. Guest speakers will include academics, practitioners, and current or past UN and Organization of American States officials. In addition, in the Fall students will be required to attend at least three hearings (of approximately one hour each) of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, which extraordinarily will be holding a session of hearings at the law school. In the Fall, the seminar will take place jointly with the Special Topics course that is organized around the colloquium (and that has no seminar paper requirement). In the Spring seminar students will complete a paper that satisfies the law school’s seminar writing requirement, and the seminar will meet for a few additional sessions.

Taught by Dean Anaya

 

LAWS 6708 Special Topics: International Human Rights Colloquium

Fall 2018 Information: This Special Topics course entails a colloquium over several sessions, featuring guest speakers from around the world who have high levels of expertise and experience on human rights matters. Guest speakers include practitioners, academics, and current or past United Nations and Organization of American States officials. Students have the opportunity to hear from and engage these speakers in dialogue about the material presented and about the speakers’ perspectives and experiences. 

The colloquium exposes students to a variety of topical human rights issues, as well as to the United Nations and other mechanisms within the international system that are aimed at addressing those issues.  Students will learn critical and theoretical perspectives on these issues and mechanisms, with attention to current situations and problems across the globe. The colloquium is a stand-alone Special Topics course and is also part of the International Human Rights Seminar (LAWS 8440) in the Fall.

Spring 2019: This course can be repeated by students who enrolled fall term, but students new to the course in spring 2019 are welcome. 

Taught by Dean Anaya