Human Rights Law Concentration
- Opportunities to study and work with the internationally renowned Human Rights Center, co-located at the Law School
- Connections with the international human rights community, including many organizations located in Minnesota
- Options to travel worldwide to work on fellowship projects
- Human Rights Library with one of the most extensive collections of human rights documents and research tools
- International law and civil rights moot court opportunities
- Activities with the University of Minnesota Law School’s Center for New Americans; the Institute on Crime & Public Policy; the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity; and the Minnesota Justice Foundation
- Cooperative programs with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Human Rights Program at the Institute for Global Studies
- Required courses (2 or more): international human rights law, human rights advocacy, international law, international criminal law, laws of war
- Choice of wide variety of specialized courses, ranging from American Indian law to critical feminist theory to immigration
- Through the Human Rights Center, students have the option to travel worldwide to work on fellowship projects or to study through international exchange programs with six universities.
- The Human Rights Fellowship Program, providing law students with opportunities to gain practical human rights experience. The Human Rights Center awards an average of 25 fellowship grants each year to cover travel and living expenses.
- Opportunities to work with many human rights organizations located in Minnesota, including Advocates for Human Rights, Advocating Change Together, American Refugee Committee, Center for Victims of Torture, Children’s Law Center, International Treaty Council, and many more.
Amnesty International, Asylum Law Project, and Latino Law Students Alliance