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Spring 2023 Course

Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project

Required Clinic Component: Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project Clinic (1 required or 1 required + 1 optional spring clinical credits). 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 to the clinic will be accepted on a rolling basis with a deadline of December 2, 2022..

Add/Drop Deadline: December 2, 2022.

LLM Students: LLM students may apply to the clinic.

Exam Type: No Exam.

This course is an academic workshop that wraps around and is concurrent with an on-going clinical project in which students work with Ghanaian partners on economic and social rights realization on the ground. The course – both the theoretical and practical dimensions – are situated at the intersection of economic and social rights, development, and, human rights advocacy.

The workshop is designed to offer the theoretical frame for the 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 fall and spring term workshop will include readings, group presentations, academic writing, and jointly produced background and follow-up documents anchored in the practical work.

Admission to the academic and clinical components is determined together, by permission of the instructor. Students should apply by submitting a two-page double spaced statement of interest and a one-page CV to the clinical office ( with a cc to Ellen Keng ( by December 2, 2022. Accepted candidates will be enrolled in the clinic and clinical course by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.