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  • Due to COVID-19, Precollege Studies summer 2021 courses will be held online. Check the online course roster frequently for updates and learn about online study.
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Course description

This course will introduce students to the law, theory, and practice of international human rights. Students will think critically about the effectiveness of the international human rights system by examining its successes, failures, and dilemmas in preventing and responding to human rights abuse. Topics covered will include the origins and foundations of international human rights; the role of international, regional, and domestic institutions and actors in enforcing human rights; critiques of the human rights movement; and the relationship of the United States to the international system for the protection of human rights. The course will also explore issues such as the death penalty, women’s human rights, migration, climate change, global poverty, racism and xenophobia, and responses to mass atrocities. During in-class activities, students will have the opportunity to step into the shoes of a human rights advocate and work with their classmates to address simulated human rights problems.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Summer 2021: Online course

Elizabeth Brundige
Elizabeth Brundige
Clinical professor of law, assistant dean for international programs, and Jack G. Clarke Executive Director of International and Comparative Legal Studies, Cornell Law School
Section ID:LAW 3887 001-LEC
Number:1151
Session:Summer 3-week 2
Class dates:June 21-July 9, 2021
Time / room:M-F 11 AM - 12 PM / Online
TR 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Brundige, E. (eb456)
Max. enroll:30
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

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To enroll:

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Summer 2021: Online course

Elizabeth Brundige
Elizabeth Brundige
Clinical professor of law, assistant dean for international programs, and Jack G. Clarke Executive Director of International and Comparative Legal Studies, Cornell Law School
Section ID:LAW 3887 002-LEC
Number:1080
Session:Summer 3-week 3
Class dates:July 12-30, 2021
Time / room:M-F 7 PM - 8:15 PM / Online
TR 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Brundige, E. (eb456)
Max. enroll:30
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

Apply Now.

See Apply for Online Courses.

See Dates & Deadlines.

See Online Learning FAQs.

The LAW 3887 202-DIS section of this course has been canceled.