Instructor(s): Samer Muscati

Note: For graduate students, the course number is LAW7102HS.

Registration in this course is only available to students who participated in the International Human Rights Clinic course in a previous year, who would like to work on a new project this year, and who have obtained the approval of the Director. Students may apply for an additional credit where the workload warrants.

Note: Enrollment in this clinic is conditional. The Records Office will add the clinic to the student's course selection once participation is confirmed by the clinic instructor. In the meantime, students must select sufficient credits for the term/year. Students approved for the clinic will have the opportunity to adjust their credits before the add/drop deadline.

To register for this course, you must email a 1-2 page statement of interest to by June 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm (noon).
Students are expected to complete projects commenced in the first term before the end of the academic year, which will usually require signing up for an additional one- or two-credit practicum in the second-term. In limited circumstances, students will also have the opportunity to work on new projects.

Course Description:
Through their clinical practicum projects, students will have the opportunity to participate in advocacy under the supervision of qualified lawyers. Project work may include formulating theories and advocacy strategies, conducting legal research, legal drafting, fact-finding field work, creation of public legal education materials, etc.

For details regarding registering for the clinic please see the course description for the International Human Rights Clinic (LAW548H1F).

Students will be expected to meet with the Director on a regular basis and to attend monthly meetings of all practicum students. Attendance at all meetings is mandatory. Students are routinely expected to provide oral briefings and analyses and to participate in discussions. While we will strive to make the overall workload of the clinic comparable to a course of similar weight, the clinic will at times involve obligations to clients and external deadlines which must be met.

Students will receive credits graded on an HH/H/P/LP/F basis; the course will be weighted up to 2 credits in calculating the students average. Credit note 1 or 2 credits
Credit note
1 credit (Director may grant permission for 2)

At a Glance

Second Term


11 JD