Student Opportunities

The Human Rights Center supports interested students with on-campus programming, opportunities for applied research and practical experience, participation in national conferences and competitions, and academic and professional advising in the field of human rights and international law:

  • Summer Fellowship Program
  • Human Rights in Practice Series
  • First Thursday Breakfast with Faculty Series
  • Jobs and opportunities mailing for current students
  • Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition
  • PDF iconAmerican Society of International Law Annual Meeting
  • Support for independent student research
  • Annual Human Rights Awards for graduating 3Ls
  • Conferences and events exploring the most-pressing questions and challenges of international law and human rights with leading scholars from around the world
  • Partnership with the Career Center Public Interest Program for specialized advising and professional development in human rights and international legal fields

Law students have access to a wide variety of resources and opportunities through the Law School and broader University to support them in pursuing studies and professional development in international law and human rights:

Students also benefit from the extensive Twin Cities Human Rights Community, including:

  • Advocating Change Together
  • American Civil Liberties Union of MN
  • American Red Cross
  • American Refugee Committee
  • Center for Victims of Torture
  • Children’s Law Center
  • Gender Justice
  • Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Global Rights for Women
  • Immigrant Law Center
  • Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy
  • Minnesota Aids Project
  • Minnesota Department of Human Rights
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Human Rights Committee
  • The Advocates for Human Rights
  • World Without Genocide

See more:

  • Matthew Webster ('11)

    Matthew Webster (J.D. ’11)

    Outstanding Programs

    “The University of Minnesota Law School has one of the best international and comparative law programs in the country. A faculty of leading experts, large selection of courses, clinics and student organizations serve everybody, from those who want an overview of international law to those who want to immerse themselves in human rights advocacy. ”
    2009 Human Rights Fellow, Associate, Gray Plant Mooty

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P: 612-625-5000

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