New Minor in Human Rights Advocacy

A new Minor in Human Rights Advocacy will be launched this fall. Please note that the deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 23. Attend one of two information sessions to discuss the minor and answer any questions you may have.

Thursday, 3/10 at 12:00pm in Allbritton 311

Monday, 3/21 at 12:00pm in Allbritton 311

The Minor combines rigorous coursework with concrete, practical training under the guidance of the team of UNHR supervisors. These supervisors developed and oversaw the human rights clinics at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools prior to forming UNHR to expand clinical training in human rights advocacy beyond the law school setting.

Students interested in the program will be required to enroll in a gateway course on human rights standards, seminars on human rights advocacy and on writing for advocacy, as well as other related courses chosen by each student in accordance with their particular area or areas of interest.  Students admitted to the Minor will participate in intensive training and then be expected to travel (with a supervisor) to a location of rights abuse to work with the affected community. All costs of the program will be paid by UNHR and Wesleyan.

More information about the minor, as well as the application form, is available here.