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Human Rights Advocacy Project

This Project focuses on the training of lawyers who can contribute to the global struggle for justice and human dignity. Working directly with local, national and international non-governmental organizations, second and third year students will conduct fact-finding and legal research, write legal memoranda in support of ongoing and potential litigation, draft reports, and develop critical lawyering and advocacy skills.

In the academic component students will learn the fundamental principles and norms of the international human rights canon, including the treaties that comprise the International Bill of Rights; basic principles of international law; the sources of international law; the Law of Treaties and the Law of State Responsibility; US law regarding treaty-making, interpretation, and compliance; and judicial decisions, statutes and other materials relevant to all of the projects worked on by the class.

For more information, please contact:
Jeanne M. Woods
Ted and Louana Frois Distinguished Professor in International Law Studies
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law