SMNR: Workshop on Human Rights/Law/Democracy

Course Information

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Meeting Times

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TUE 3:45 - 6:45 pm TNH 3.129

Evaluation Method

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This course reviews current research on legal institutions and their effect on societal outcomes, with a special substantive focus on human rights and social justice, and an emphasis on the craft of writing. For roughly two-thirds of the course, participants will read and discuss a selection of unpublished book manuscripts and papers authored by leading scholars in the field, who will visit class on the day their text is discussed. Another third of the course will be devoted to broader readings on methodological and theoretical approaches to “Human Rights, Law and Democracy,” and in particular, to the art of writing in law and political science. Participants will be expected to complete a set of short writing assignments and engage actively in class discussions. Note that a small set of UT faculty and graduate students will likely visit the course on occasion.