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Summer 2019 Certificate Program (Global Institute for Human Rights)

Institution University of Pennsylvania Law School
Deadline 3. May 2019
Location United States
City Philadelphia


The program will run from June 10, 2019 to June 14, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Penn Law Global Institute for Human Rights offers an immersive, one-week course of study aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, from all over the world, passionate about a career in human rights advocacy, or just looking to enhance their awareness of current and emerging human rights issues. The Institute is unique compared to traditional academic studies of human rights, as the focus of this program is on bringing working human rights advocates from around the world to the table to share their knowledge, experiences, and career paths with the next generation of human rights advocates.

The 2019 Institute will be held from June 10-14, 2019. The first four days of the program will take place at Penn Law, a highly selective law school that sits on the Ivy League campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and the final day of the Institute will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. All students who complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Institute.

To learn more about the Global Institute, please visit us at: www.pennlaw.news/GlobalInst .

Requirements / Costs / Eligibility

The Institute welcomes applications from current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals with an interest in human rights. International students should apply as early as possible in order to obtain the necessary travel visa.


The program fee is $2,195. This fee includes all lectures and course materials, daily breakfast, as well as a luncheon at and travel to/from the United Nations in New York City on June 14.

Students who apply by January 18, 2019, and are accepted, will receive $200 off the program fee.

Application Submission & Deadlines:

A non-refundable $50 application processing fee must be included with your application. For complete application details, or to submit an application,  please visit www.law.upenn.edu/academics/legaleducationprograms/global-application-instructions.php.

The application deadline for “Early Notification” is January 18, 2019. The final deadline for submitting an application is May 3, 2019.


Questions about the Institute, financial aid, application process, and admissions can be directed to GIHR@law.upenn.edu.

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