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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 spring clinical credit; option for winter term clinical credit and additional spring clinical credit). 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 10, 2022. Students interested in winter term 2023 must be in contact with Prof. White by November 1, 2022.

Add/Drop Deadline: December 2, 2022, with an extension until December 12 for those submitting applications after that date.

LLM Students: LLM students may apply to the clinic.

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.