International Human Rights Clinic
The International Human Rights Clinic gives students the opportunity for first-hand experience with the vital issues, institutions and processes of the human rights movement. In addition to work in Cambridge, students travel regularly with clinical supervisors to document abuses and promote respect for the rule of law. In the past year, students have traveled to Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Guyana, South Africa and Thailand on supervised research missions. Through its summer internship and winter funding programs, HRP also funds students to work in dozens of countries. All J.D. students seeking to work in human rights in the developing world are guaranteed funding.
First year law students and other members of the Harvard-affiliated community may participate in projects through the clinic on a volunteer basis. Such student work often satisfies the law school’s pro bono requirement. The student human rights group, Harvard Law Student Advocates for Human Rights, works closely with the clinic to engage students in projects according to their background, ability and interests.
If you are a Harvard Law School student interested in applying to the International Human Rights Clinic, please contact the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs for more information on the registration and application process.
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