International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic

We train law students to be critical and creative human rights lawyers.

Students work with civil society on a range of human rights advocacy projects and participate in a seminar where they learn a broad array of skills from the human rights and conflict resolution fields.

We effect social change.

The Clinic works on urgent and under-addressed issues in partnership with advocates and communities. Our practice spans three areas: peace and justice, equality and non-discrimination, and rights across borders.

We are a lab for the human rights and conflict resolution fields.

The Clinic is a space for practitioners to connect across geographies and disciplines and reflect on and test innovative and critically-responsive advocacy strategies through joint projects.

The Clinic was a transformative experience—that one quarter impacted me more profoundly as a student, advocate, teammate, and human being than almost any other academic or professional endeavor I have engaged in. It will forever be a notation on the timeline of my life: the person I was before the clinic and the person I emerged as after.

Dorna Maryam Movasseghi, JD '25



"The Clinic was a true partner in Haitian Bridge Alliance’s fact-finding and advocacy visit to Panama. The Clinic’s staff and student’s ability to support The Bridge’s work in all areas—from trip logistics to analyzing Panamanian duties under international law to strategically thinking through advocacy plans to crafting messages and communications to government officials to navigating working in multiple languages—empowered Haitian Bridge Alliance to realize advocacy goals that would not have been possible without the Clinic’s support. And, the staff and student’s genuine commitment, energy, and excitement made the project a true joy for Haitian Bridge Alliance staff."

Erik Crew, Staff Attorney at Haitian Bridge Alliance

"I have been very impressed with the quality and professionalism of the clinic's work under Gulika's leadership. Their research teams are not only technically sound but also reflect a genuine interest in, and understanding of, the needs and sensitivities of people impacted by conflict. It has been a delight to partner with them."

Ameya Kilara, Senior Projects Director at Inter Mediate

"The National Immigrant Justice Center had the opportunity to partner with the Clinic in 2023, developing a federal complaint filed with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Liberties. Clinic students helped meticulously document cases of rights abuses occurring against asylum seekers fleeing El Salvador. The resulting complaint has served as a pivotal advocacy tool to push for the basic human rights of people seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief."

Jesse Franzblau, Senior Policy Analyst at the National Immigrant Justice Center

"From the beginning of our work with the Clinic, both staff and students were proactive in making the defined goal happen. They were always responsive when we had doubts or ideas, and they met every deadline. Our joint work not only resulted in a solid piece to present before authorities and for advocacy actions but also strengthened our partnership with them and other organizations."

Angela Alarcón, Campaigner, Latin America & the Caribbean, at Access Now

"We are very proud of the work we have done and will do together in the future."

Nicholas Opiyo, Executive Director at Chapter Four Uganda

"The clinic students were fantastic to work with throughout our project together. With the students, we began researching a complex regional policy topic on border externalization and migration policy. Although it was a challenge to learn about the topic together, they were eager and organized. We conducted interviews in Colombia with local organizations and were truly impressed by the level of respect and professionalism the students showed. Their final work products will really help move along our study!"

Christy Crouse and Lina Arroyave, Dejusticia

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