Course Details

Human Rights Advocacy: Legal Analysis and Writing

This course has been designed specifically for students in the LLM/MSL Program in International Human Rights, to be taken in lieu of the Common Law Reasoning course offered to other LLM students (except LLM students who possess an American JD or who waive out because of acceptable prior study of common law reasoning). No other students may enroll. The class explores sources and research methodologies for international human rights law, treaty interpretation, analysis of customary international law, modes of argument, the use of cases before international tribunals and bodies, the use of international law before domestic courts, and the proper use of citations. A major part of this course consists of a series of writing exercises analyzing and applying human rights cases.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 912
Practice Areas: Legal Skills Development
Additional Course Information: LLM Candidates only,  Not a lottery course


Course History

Fall 2016
Title: Human Rights Advocacy: Legal Analysis and Writing
Faculty: Arimond, Bridget (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 4

Fall 2015
Title: Human Rights Advocacy: Legal Analysis and Writing
Faculty: Arimond, Bridget (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 6

Fall 2014
Title: Human Rights Advocacy: Legal Analysis and Writing
Faculty: Arimond, Bridget (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 5