Spring 2024 • Course
Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project
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Required Clinic Component: Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project (either winter-spring or spring-only option). 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 winter-spring clinic option are due by October 15th (and will be accepted on a rolling basis up until this deadline). Applications for the spring-only clinic option are due by December 4 (and will be accepted on a rolling basis up until this deadline).
Add/Drop Deadline: November 17, 2023 for winter clinical students; December 8, 2023 for spring-only clinical students.
LLM Students: LLM students may apply to the clinic through the LLM General Clinic Application.
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.