LAW 7914

LAW 7914

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This Clinic explores how human rights law can be used to advance gender justice locally and globally. Through a critical seminar and practical case and project work, students will examine and engage in local, global, and transnational efforts to combat gender violence and discrimination. Students will develop skills such as interviewing, fact-finding, project and case management, international and comparative legal research, legal drafting, and oral advocacy by working on projects and cases for human rights organizations, judges, intergovernmental human rights experts or bodies, and individuals. The course will give students hands-on experience in diverse methods of human rights advocacy, including fact-finding and reporting, legal assistance and counseling, domestic and international litigation, and human rights education. Project work focuses on issues related to gender justice such as: domestic violence; so-called "honor" crimes, gender violence in schools, prisons or other institutional settings; gender and HIV/AIDS; sexual offenses in armed conflict; child marriage; violations of women's property and inheritance rights; and trafficking in persons. Students will also have the opportunity to examine critically the ethical, political, cultural, and other challenges that affect the promotion of global gender justice. Some projects may involve optional domestic or international travel, and some projects may address gender justice issues within the United States. Students who wish to apply to the clinic should pre-register and also submit a resume, transcript, and statement of interest to Prof. Brundige (eb456@cornell.edu) by the end of the pre-registration period.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Permission Note Limited enrollment.

Course Attribute (CU-CEL, CU-ITL)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17403LAW 7914  CLN 301

    • MHughes Hall L39
    • Jan 22 - Apr 29, 2019
    • Brundige, E