Miami Law Human Rights Clinic

Human Rights Advocacy in the U.S. — A Training for Attorneys, Organizers, and Other Public Interest Practitioners in the Greater Miami Area

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Are you a lawyer, community organizer, or social justice advocate looking to integrate international human rights strategies into your advocacy?

Join us for a unique free training session on integrating human rights and learn about

  • Arguments into advocacy before judges and policy makers
  • Principles into the client-lawyer relationship and organizational decision-making systems

This training is sponsored by the Local Human Rights Lawyering Project at the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law and the Human Rights Clinic at University of Miami School of Law.

Please know that space is limited and all meals are included with REGISTRATION. In addition CLE credits are available for members of The Florida Bar.

Speakers to Include:

  • Cathy Albisa, Director, National Economic & Social Rights Initiative
  • Lauren E. Bartlett, Local Human Rights Lawyering Project Director, American University Washington College of Law
  • Carrie Bettinger-Lopez, Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Director, Miami Law Human Rights Clinic
  • Jessica Carvalho Morris, Director of International Graduate Law Programs, Miami Law and General Secretary, Board of Directors, Amnesty International USA
  • Kelleen Corrigan, Practitioner-in-Residence and Lecturer, Miami Law Human Rights Clinic
  • JoNel Newman, Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Director, Miami Law Health Rights Clinic
  • Nelson Mock, Human Rights Coordinator, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • Stephen J. Schnably, Professor of Law, Miami Law
  • Rebecca Sharpless, Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Director, Miami Law Immigration Clinic

For additional information:

Visit and register at www.law.miami.edu/humanrightstraining by 5:00 pm ET on July 31, 2013.

If for any reason you cannot use the online registration form or have questions, please contact Danny Vargas at dvargas@law.miami.edu or 305.284.8537.



The Human Rights Clinic and the Local Human Rights Lawyering Project at American University, Washington College of Law co-hosted this training.

When: Aug 16-17, 2013
Where: Univ. of Miami School of Law
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VIDEOS

Day 1, Friday August 16, 2013

9:45-10:45 am: Introduction to the Local Human Rights Lawyering Project and Human Rights 101.
Facilitators: Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Lauren Bartlett and Stephen J. Schnably.

11:00 am-12:00 pm: Human Rights as Applied to Housing and Domestic Violence.
Facilitators: Nelson Mock, Lauren Bartlett and Caroline Bettinger-Lopez.

1:00-2:30 pm: Working with Special Rapporteurs, Treaty Bodies and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Facilitators: Jessica Carvalho Morris, Caroline Bettinger-Lopez and Cathy Albisa.

2:45-5:30 pm: Small Group Exercises, Closing Thoughts and Discussions on Where to go From Here.
Facilitators: Nelson Mock and Lauren Bartlett.

Day 2, Saturday August 17, 2013

10:00-11:00 am: Integrating Human Rights into the Client-staff Relationship and Inter-office Systems.
Facilitators: Nelson Mock and Lauren Bartlett.

11:00 am-2:00 pm: Human Rights Messaging and Lunch Discussion on Where to Go From Here.
Facilitators: Kelleen Corrigan, Nelson Mock and Lauren Bartlett.

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