The Study of Human Rights at Georgetown Law
Georgetown Law is among the best places in the world to study human rights law and to develop one's skills as a human rights practitioner.
Georgetown Law offers one of the nation's largest curriculums on domestic and international human rights law. If you're interested in learning about justice and accountability, women's human rights, refugee and asylum law, or business and human rights, among many other topics — and learning from experts in the field — you've come to the right place.
The Human Rights Advocacy in Action Practicum is HRI's flagship human rights course. This project-based practicum enlists students in tackling real-world human rights challenges and creates a learning environment that equips students to analyze a problem, assess the legal and policy situation, and propose and execute strategies for change.
Georgetown offers two certificate programs in human rights. J.D. students may pursue a certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies. LL.M. may pursue a certificate in International Human Rights.