Tuesday, March 23, 2010

IHRC to Host Free Teleconference: Student Involvement in International Human Rights Work

Please join the Committee on Wednesday, March 31, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., EST, for a free teleconference discussing the work of the student law practicum of the University of Denver's Center for International Human Rights Law & Advocacy. This teleconference will address generally the role of student clinical law programs in addressing international human rights violations using the rule of law, and how students can get involved in international human rights work during law school. Professor Robert J. Golten, Director of the Center, and Charles Nicholas, a third-year law student in the Center's clinic, will provide the presentation for this teleconference. Lara O'Neill, Director of International Public Interest Programs at the University of Miami School of Law, will moderate this teleconference.

Professor Golten has extensive teaching experience in the areas of international human rights law, American Indian law, and natural resources and environmental law. He has started clinical law programs at three different law schools in Washington, D.C., and Colorado. In addition, he helped establish and/or advise clinical legal programs with an emphasis on human rights in East Africa, Central Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe. Charles Nicholas, as a student in the Center's clinic, has traveled to Nigeria to address the issue of corruption and extreme poverty in the country.

This teleconference will address the following topics:
  • how Charles became involved in the clinic and decided to go to Nigeria;
  • the nature of Charles's work in Nigeria and when he returned to the United States;
  • the goals of the clinic's project in Nigeria;
  • the scope of the Center's experiential practice; and
  • the history of the Center and its projects, including successes and challenges.
To participate in the teleconference, please use the following call-in information:

Dial-in Number: 1-219-509-8111
Participant Access Code: 153417

Participants who join the call are muted but may unmute themselves during the question and answer portion of the teleconference. It is important to remain on mute while not speaking to avoid complications with feedback. The teleconference is limtied to 150 participants, so please join us early to ensure your participation. Participation in the teleconference is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please visit the Committee's Blog, Global Rights Forum (http://inhumrights.blogspot.com/), for additional information. If you are interested in contributing to the blog or have suggestions for teleconferences, please contact Committee Vice-Chair Erin Louise Palmer at erinlouisepalmer@hotmail.com.

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