DePaul University College of Law's primary commitment is to educational excellence and service. In particular, the International Human Rights Law Institute and the International Aviation Law Institute seek to engage students in the international legal field not only through traditional coursework and study abroad programs, but also through direct field projects, while allowing students to take ownership in the substantive development and implantation of these projects.
In addition, DePaul supports opportunities identified and undertaken by our students. We house several student groups dealing with cultural and topical issues, including an active chapter of the International Law Society. DePaul is also home to the headquarters of the International Law Students Association.
DEPAUL STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
Find out more at http://www.law.depaul.edu/programs/study_abroad/
||The program focuses on the legal principles and planning related to International Transactions in the Asia-Pacific Region and provides a comprehensive overview of China's legal system, and is hosted by Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU).
||The Buenos Aires program focuses on doing business in Latin America, introduces students to the basic framework of Latin American law and legal systems, as well as to the key principles of international business law necessary for advising clients doing business in the region.
||The Chiapas Program is a human rights practicum unlike any other law school experience in the country. The centerpiece of the program is its real-world component, which places student workers in human rights offices in the State of Chiapas, Mexico where conflict and violation of human rights is an everyday reality.
||The Human Rights Law in the Americas Summer Program focuses on basic principles of international law with an overview of the Inter-American Human Rights System and a special focus on how human rights ideas, advocacy, and activist strategies have transformed Latin American society and politics.
||The DePaul University/University College Dublin ("UCD") Cooperative Program consists of an annual exchange of students and faculty from each law school.
||The Madrid program focuses on European human rights law, European business and commercial law, and European labor and employment law, and is held at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas.
||The Prague Program addresses global employment law and International Business Organizations.
||The Sydney program focuses on international competition, comparative criminal procedure, and unique aspects of Australian law & legal system.
- Clerkship at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Costa Rica)
- Internship at the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (Cairo, Egypt)
- Internship at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (Cambodia)
- Internship at the International Institute on Humanitarian Law (Italy)
- Internship at the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (Italy)
PROJECTS AT THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW INSTITUTE
- Indigenous Women's Rights Project in Latin America. A team of 8 students (4 in Mexico and 4 in Chicago) will be working together with indigenous groups in Mexico in capacity building and advocacy, giving access and skills to this marginalized group in Latin America. Students will prepare publications, memos, and evidence for a public audience before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
- Iraq History Project. Volunteers are reviewing and editing testimonies, as well as compiling and analyzing economic data, mortality data, and making a timeline since 2003.
- Iraq Legal Education Reform. Volunteers are working to create international human rights law readings packets on various topics on the international legal system.
- Iraq Women's Leadership. Volunteers have helped in preparing reports and are currently creating a program for an online peer-to-peer exchange between Iraqi law students and DePaul law students.
- Learning from Atrocity. Volunteers have been working on this project which surveys how atrocities have been portrayed in national educational texts in Latin America. They are reading, analyzing and writing portions of this project for publication.
- Inter-American Court Judgment on Venezuela. Fellows and students are working together in both Spanish and English researching and writing a position paper on the validity of Venezuela's Supreme Court rejection of the Inter-American Court for Human Right's judgment ordering Venezuela to reinstate and compensate 3 judges that were fired.
- CEDAW Committee- Students working with ECWR will prepare a report on the Egypt's compliance with the Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination of Women (CEDAW).
- Legislation Monitoring- Students working with ECWR's legal team will analyze the Egyptian legislature's compliance with its international Treaty obligations, as well as cases. Particularly, students will (a) Compare international laws pertaining to women to Egyptian laws and note contradictory laws and areas in which Egyptian law needs amending, (b) Note instances in which Egypt has signed international conventions but has not made necessary adjustments in its laws.
- Provisional Measures. Fellows worked with CEDHAPI to get protection by the Mexican government for NGO human rights advocates in Oaxaca, Mexico from violence by armed militia through the provisional measures mechanism of the Inter-American Commission.
JD students may earn academic credit for summer, fall, or spring clerkships with designated international and hybrid criminal tribunals, foreign supreme courts, and international organizations, subject to the field placement rules and approval by the Field Placement Program Coordinator. LL.M. students can also participate within their area of concentration with their program's and the field placement program's approval.
The Rule of Law Journal is a student-run online publication committed to advancing the ROL around the world. The mission of the journal is to create a dynamic online forum for governmental and non-governmental actors throughout the world. http://www.law.depaul.edu/students/organizations_journals/student_orgs/lawrol/home.asp
- United Nations Peace Operations and the Law Symposium, Millenium UN Plaza Hotel, New York City, New York, June 29-July 1, 2009
- International Humanitarian Law Course Workshop for Law Students, American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, August 14-15, 2009
INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT TEAMS
- Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
- Niagara International Moot Court Competition
- Inter-American Moot Court Competition
- International Criminal Court Moot (Pace Law School)/International Criminal Law Network
For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact email@example.com or 312-362-5919.