The Human Rights Institute serves as the focal point for human rights activities at Georgetown Law, and promotes Georgetown Law's role as a leader in the field of human rights.
Our primary aim is to create opportunities for
Georgetown Law students to master and engage human rights law while on campus and after graduation. Our Associates Program offers students the chance to get involved in human rights work, even in their first year of law school, and introduces them to leading actors in this field. Our Fact-Finding Project allows students to work as human rights investigators by guiding them through every step of an in-depth human rights field research and documentation project, from conceptualization and design to interviewing to report writing and finally to federal-level advocacy. Our on-campus events provide an opportunity for students to learn about cutting-edge human rights issues, and to meet the experts involved in this exciting field. And our project work allows students to support the Institute's engagement in the human rights movement. Finally, Human Rights Institute staff regularly meet with students to provide one-on-one curricular and professional advising.
The Human Rights Institute also serves as a resource to the human rights movement, and particularly the many Washington D.C.-based organizations, intergovernmental organizations and U.S. federal government entities. Each year, we host numerous high-level conferences, panel discussions, expert roundtables, and other events that serve to promote discussion, debate, and collaboration among those working in this field. We also regularly support these groups' work by matching them with Georgetown Law interns and externs.
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