Clinic: National Security & Human Rights - Skills

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NOTE: To apply, all interested students should send a transcript, resume, and letter of interest to Eddie Maraboto, the Administrator for the National Security and Human Rights Clinic, at The initial application deadline is the end of the early registration period. Applications submitted after early registration will be reviewed on a rolling basis and additional students may be admitted if spots are available. Students must register for both 397C and 397D for a total of 6 hrs). 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. Students who have taken the Rule of Law in Wartime course are encouraged to apply but it is not required. First-semester second-year students are welcome to enroll. Permission of the instructors is required to register. Enrollment is limited to 16 students.


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