Students in Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project work closely with Professor Lucie White and Ghanaian organizations that focus on the human rights dimensions of Ghana’s economic and social rights as realized on the ground. In 2020-21 the focus of attention with be the right of Ghana’s most marginalized children to a basic education. The partnership between the Project and its Ghanaian affiliates began in 2000, and has focused on health, urban sanitation, natural resource extraction/environmental justice, and most recently, in partnership with faculty and students from the University of Ghana School of Law, basic education.
The Project typically involves a Winter term fieldwork component in Ghana to give students a first-hand experience with Ghanaian partners on the ground. In the Winter of 2021, the clinical work will be conducted through online collaboration with Ghanaian partners. If feasible, selected students may be able to travel to Ghana over spring break. Although the clinic has addressed an array of topic areas, the methods of community lawyering are consistently used. Thus, students will learn and practice:
- human rights documentation;
- grassroots empowerment;
- legislative advocacy; and
- human-rights based litigation
All clinical students are also required to take an accompanying seminar that focuses on Ghana in the context of its history and development, and includes guest speakers, strategy sessions, and field activities.
How to Apply
How to Apply
Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project Clinic is offered in the Winter semester. You can learn about clinical credits, pre-requisite requirements, and the clinical application process by reading the course catalog description and exploring the links in this section.
August 28, 2020
Professor Lucie White
Harvard Law School