Students will draft a Joint General Allegation concerning human rights violations in U.S. professional sports leagues for submission to a group of Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. The Joint General Allegation will build on work performed by the Texas Law Human Rights Clinic that resulted in the report Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Remedying Human Rights Violations in U.S. Professional Sports Leagues. The report highlights current arbitration procedures within the professional sports leagues that deny key stakeholder the right to an effective remedy and due process, and provides recommendations for implementing a human rights framework into the leagues’ arbitration systems.
Texas Law 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.
- Project Start Date
- Approximate hours of work requested
- 30-40 hours during September and October 2023
- Training and ongoing supervision will be provided by Professor Ariel Dulitzky
- Skills used
- Legal research/writing
- Project location
- Human Rights Clinic at Texas Law; students may perform much of the required work at a location of their choice
- Number of student volunteers requested
- Class year preference
- 1L, 2L, 3L, LLM
- To Apply
- Submit email stating interest to firstname.lastname@example.org; application emails received by Thursday, September 7 will receive priority consideration