The Human Rights Centre Clinic at the University of Essex is run by a team of graduate and undergraduate students majoring in human rights. An experienced Clinic Director oversees the facility and academics from the university are called in to provide consulting assistance whenever needed. Individuals who are in need of assistance with human rights concerns can visit the clinic for help free of charge. The clinic provides a range of services, including writing submissions for the Human Rights Council and the Treat Monitoring Body. In addition, the clinic works on an array of projects in cooperation with various other human rights systems.
The International Human Rights Clinic at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London is a program sponsored by the School of Law. Students in the Master of Laws in Human Rights, Master of Laws in Conflict and Justice, Master of Arts in Human Rights and Master of Arts in Comparative Legal Studies participate in the clinic. Roughly 15 to 18 students work in the clinic at any given time, and admission is competitive. Those who receive a placement have an opportunity to gain real world experience with advocacy and policy making by providing assistance to individuals in need.
The Human Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School in New York City provides graduate-level students in law programs with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in various aspects of human rights and gain real world experience. Every year, the clinic embarks on a variety of projects related to human rights that includes research, social justice advocacy and human rights education and public awareness. In addition, the clinic sponsors graduate-level seminars on a wide range of human rights-related topics, giving students a chance to reflect critically on topics of interest to their graduate research or future work plans.
The International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School, a part of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is intended to help students learn more about practicing human rights law by gaining practical experience. More than 40 students are admitted to the clinic program every academic year. Those selected students work as clinicians under the supervision of faculty members, usually in small teams, and are called upon to complete a number of tasks. On any given day, students may be asked to write legal submissions, interact with the media or draw up policies and treaties. Students participate in training sessions and seminars as a part of the experience.
The International Human Rights Law Clinic at Berkeley Law School of the University of California in the United States fights for the rights of Americans while also helping to prepare the lawyers of tomorrow to work in the field of human rights. Founded in 1998, the clinic has trained more than 200 attorneys and draws people in need of human rights assistance from across the United States because of its excellent reputation. Students who are selected to work at the clinic provide consulting and counseling services, draft policies and legal documents and engage in a wide range of advocacy activities.