Course Details

Clinic: International Children’s Rights Advocacy

In this clinical section, students will use a human rights framework to defend and strengthen the rights of children, both at home and abroad. Clinic students will receive a grounding in international human rights instruments affecting children, and will use these instruments to advocate for children and youth before a variety of international, national and local forums and stakeholders. Potential topic areas for cases and projects include: children deprived of liberty; child refugee issues at the U.S./Mexico border and beyond; extreme sentencing of court-involved youth; child homelessness, trafficking and sexual exploitation; U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child; and other issues identified by U.S. and international governmental and non-governmental partner organizations. Through supervised practice on these cases and projects, students will develop core lawyering skills necessary to becoming effective human rights advocates, including: client interviewing and counseling; fact-finding; litigation (including written and oral advocacy); ethical decision-making; and legal, factual and strategic analysis. Potential exists for university-supported U.S. and international travel depending on client and project docket.

Catalog Number: LITARB 745
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning


Course History

Spring 2020
Title: Clinic: International Children’s Rights Advocacy
Faculty: Frazier, Carolyn E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 6     Actual: 6