Integrating Human Rights in Domestic Clinical Practice

67 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2023 Last revised: 3 May 2024

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Tamar Ezer

University of Miami - School of Law

Elizabeth Brundige

Cornell University - Law School

Aya Fujimura-Fanselow

Duke University School of Law

Ryan Thoreson

Yale Law School

Date Written: December 14, 2023

Abstract

Given that the human rights framework contains a rich and evolving body of norms and standards, integrating human rights law into clinical teaching provides new avenues to approach problem solving. A human rights framework offers additional sources to ground moral and legal claims, as well as new strategies and advocacy targets. These alternatives work to foster creativity and lawyering skills, particularly in areas where domestic law is limited or constraining. Moreover, U.S. advocates have much to learn from global human rights struggles and advocacy efforts and can benefit from engaging in human rights discourse and practice. This article introduces readers to human rights norms and strategies as potential teaching and advocacy tools, providing practical case studies and exploring both opportunities and challenges.

Keywords: Human rights, clinical teaching, practice, norms, strategies, advocacy, case studies

Suggested Citation

Ezer, Tamar and Brundige, Elizabeth and Fujimura-Fanselow, Aya and Thoreson, Ryan, Integrating Human Rights in Domestic Clinical Practice (December 14, 2023). Clinical Law Review, Vol.30/No.2 Spring 2024, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2024-03, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 23-28, University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4665071, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4665071 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4665071

Tamar Ezer

University of Miami - School of Law ( email )

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Elizabeth Brundige (Contact Author)

Cornell University - Law School ( email )

Myron Taylor Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
United States
(607) 254-4768 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/faculty/bio_elizabeth_brundige.cfm

Aya Fujimura-Fanselow

Duke University School of Law ( email )

210 Science Drive
Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708
United States

Ryan Thoreson

Yale Law School ( email )

127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06510
United States

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