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Spring 2025 Course

Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project

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Required Clinic Component: Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project Clinic. This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this required course.

Additional Pre-/Co-Requisites: None.

By Permission: Yes. Applications for the clinic are due by October 15, 2024 (and will be accepted on a rolling basis up until this deadline).

Add/Drop Deadline: November 18, 2024.

LLM Students: LLM students should apply by the October 15, 2024 deadline.

Exam Type: No Exam.

This course is an academic workshop. It is concurrent with an on-going clinical project in which students work with Ghanaian partners on economic and social rights realization — “Making Rights Real”.. The course – both the theoretical and practical dimensions – is situated at the intersection of economic and social rights, development, and human rights advocacy.

The workshop is designed to offer the theoretical frame for a clinical theory/practice experience. Thus, the workshop will focus on Ghana in the context of its history, geography, religion and culture, socioeconomic profile, and development trajectory. It will also enable students to prepare for the interpersonal and cultural challenges of North/South lawyering partnerships. The workshop will include readings, group presentations, academic writing, and jointly produced background and follow-up documents anchored in the practical work.

Please see the clinic’s course description for more information about the application process.