Clinical professor and student pose in front of court in Argentina.

Human Rights Clinic

The Human Rights Clinic brings together an interdisciplinary group of law and graduate students in a course that incorporates both classroom study and hands-on participation in human rights projects and cases.


Cases and Projects

Bringing Human Rights to U.S. Professional Sports (2023)

For the past three years, Clinic students have researched the way U.S professional sports leagues interact with human rights, with respect to arbitration proceedings, and have just published a report, Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Remedying Human Rights Violations in U.S. Professional Sports Leagues, highlighting the current arbitration procedures within the professional sports leagues that deny key stakeholders the right to an effective remedy and due process, while also providing recommendations for implementing a human rights framework into the Leagues’ arbitration system and key documents, such as the Constitution and CBAs.

Securing Memory, Truth, Reparation, and Justice for the Disappeared in Argentina (2022)

During the spring 2022 semester, the Clinic prepared a brief to request the reopening of the case related to the enforced disappearance of Alicia Irene “Moni” Naymark Gabe. Moni was kidnapped by the security forces of Argentina in November 1976 and never seen again. Her case was submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, but it never received an individualized decision. The Clinic has been engaged in discussions with the Argentine Government to obtain more information regarding Moni’s fate and whereabouts. The Clinic is also working closely with a lawyer in Argentina representing Moni’s relatives in the domestic criminal case.

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