Courses and Daily Schedule
The classes meet Monday through Friday and the schedule is as follows:
- 9-10 am.: Plenary Lecture
- 10:20-11:30 am: Fundamentals/Human Rights Lawyering
- 1:30-3 pm: Afternoon Electives: International Criminal Law; Human Rights and the Marketplace; War, Peace and Human Rights; The International Rights of Women.
Twice a week there is usually an optional afternoon lecture.
Lecture Series and Special events
In 2011, the program will include a lecture series by some of the leading authorities and actors in the field of international human rights law. Previous speakers have included Mr. Geoffrey Nice, Principal Trial Attorney in the prosecution of Slobodan Milosevic at the ICTY and Professor Juan Mendez, President of the International Center for Transitional Justice, New York and Special Advisor to the Secretary General (UN) on the Prevention of Genocide. The program also offers a human rights film series, a careers panel and a series of meetings with faculty members on their own work.
The program is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) for five semester credits. The program qualifies for Continuing Professional Development with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (CPD SRA) in the United Kingdom (for those that have applied through Oxford only). For non-law students, credit can generally be arranged with graduate programs at the student's request. Applicants should confirm this with their home universities before applying. Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program, including clinical courses, is subject to determination by the applicant's home university. It is unlikely that participation in this summer program may be used to accelerate graduation and that students interested in acceleration consult their home schools to review this issue in light of Standard 304, Interpretation 304-4 of the American Bar Associations Standards.