Course - Law


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This course will introduce students to pivotal issues, theories, and practices that inform the regime for the protection of human rights.


Steiner and Alston, International Human Rights in Context

Course Format

Discussions and occasional guest lectures.

Written Assignments

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Type of Exam

Options for finals:

a. Term paper (10 double-spaced pages)
b. One question take-home exam (5-10 pages) OR
c. Twelve one-page journals (in lieu of five)
Basis for grading

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Additional Comments

Students may take this course for substantial paper credit. Students wishing to do so should sign up for LAW 696N, Section 4. Students writing a substantial paper must submit three full drafts (including the final draft) of a paper, with the final paper of publishable quality. In addition, students taking the class for substantial paper credit will be required to make an oral presentation during the semester on the topic of their paper.

Course Requirements, Deadlines and Guidelines: 

Requirements (Continuous Assessment Approach):
1.  Facilitate session of choice from Week Five.
2.  Submit outline and position paper for session.
3.  Write (5) one-page reflections from Week Five.
1.  Outline and position paper due by 5:00 p.m. Sunday before class.
2.   Reflection due by 5:00 p.m. on day before class.
3.   Final paper and exam due by 5:00 p.m. on the last day of class.
1.  Journals and position papers e-mailed to class via Forums.
2.   Final paper/exam duly e-mailed to instructor.
3.   No late submission will be accepted or recorded.
4.    Films and simulations will not be allowed for facilitations.
5.    School attendance and participation policy enforced.
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