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 engage in international law and work collaboratively with colleagues to gain a professionally enriching experience.

Every semester the Clinics hold an Open House where each Clinic’s faculty and/or students are available to answer questions about their respective clinic. Students may also contact Professor Carrillo 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.
  • During the semester they participate in the IHR Clinic, students are discouraged from taking more than 13 credits, including the IHR Clinic, or holding any outside work position, including for-credit outside placements.

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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