Clinic: National Security & Human Rights

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
WED 12:30 - 3:20 pm TNH 3.129

Evaluation Method

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NOTE: To apply, all interested students should send a transcript, resume, and letter of interest to Sarah Cline, the Administrator for the Rappaport Center, at Initial application deadline is 4/27/07, and enrollment decisions will be announced by 5/2/07. Additional students may be admitted later if spots are available. The National Security & Human Rights Clinic offers students the opportunity to work directly on issues relating to the very contemporary and controversial "War on Terror." In this unique clinic, students will work closely on a variety of cases and projects including: the direct representation of individuals detained at the US military base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; the preparation of appellate briefs challenging the legality of the Detainee Treatment Act and the Military Commissions Act; assistance to the direct representation of "enemy combatants" charged under the Military Commissions Act; and the preparation of briefs and other documents, such as amicus curiae briefs, in "war on terror" related cases. The casework will also serve as a vehicle for the exploration of several issues that have broader jurisprudential significance for the role of law in war. As a prerequisite to enrolling in the Clinic, students are required to take concurrently, or to have taken previously, the Rule of Law in Wartime course. First-semester second-year students are welcome to enroll. Permission of the instructors is required to register. Enrollment is limited to 16 students.