Information for Students

Students will be selected based on a variety of factors, including their potential to provide high quality legal services to our clients and partners. Faculty will consider a student’s interest in, and commitment to, human rights and social justice work, but such experience is not required. Faculty try to select a diverse class that has different backgrounds, experiences and interests, but a common desire to promote human rights and work collaboratively to gain invaluable experience. 

Every year the Clinics hold an Open House where each Clinic’s faculty is available to answer questions about their respective clinic. Students may also contact Professor Smith at any time to discuss the Clinic or to ask specific questions.

 Eligibility Information

  • Preference is given to 3L students but 2L students are encouraged to apply, especially for the spring semester.
  • Students must take the clinic for 6 credits and be able to devote a minimum of 24 hours per week to clinic work.
  • Students must have completed International Law.  Recommended courses include International Law of Human Rights, GW-Oxford International Human Rights Law Program, and Regional International Human Rights Systems.

For more information and to apply to the clinic, please login to the Portal. A complete set of application instructions is posted approximately one month prior to the registration period for the following semester.


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