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LAWA Graduate Seminar
Professor Jill Morrison
LL.M Seminar 987 | 2 credit hours
This seminar, for graduate fellows in the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Program, provides students with the opportunity to enhance their legal research, writing and public speaking skills in connection with a major research paper to be finalized in the spring semester. Each student focuses on a specific women's human rights issue within that student's country of origin, analyzes the domestic legal framework in light of international human rights standards, and proposes recommendations for law reform using international and regional human rights mechanisms. The students prepare a detailed outline and bibliography in the fall semester, leading to a major legal research paper during the spring semester. They also prepare a public presentation on their topic, which they present to various audiences, including at a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill in the spring.
Enrollment in this course is limited to LAWA Fellows.