Law and pedagogy, Legal studies

In cooperation with Columbia Law School, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)

Course date

10 July - 14 July, 2006
Application deadline:
15 February, 2006
Course Director(s): 

Edwin Rekosh

Public Interest Law Institute, Budapest, Hungary

Lusine Hovhannisian

Public Interest Law Institute, New York, USA
Course Faculty: 

Philip Genty

Columbia University School of Law, New York, USA

Peter Rosenblum

Columbia University School of Law, New York, USA
This is a course for junior law faculty and senior students interested in pursuing academic career, who wish to learn more about the use of innovative methods of teaching human rights law and ethics, including experiential learning. The workshop is devoted to giving participants knowledge on cutting-edge substantive law topics, specifically within the themes of human rights and ethics, as well as skills-training in new methods of pedagogy. The goal of the course is to convey challenging material, technical know-how and motivation to a group of young academics who will be expected to have an impact on reform of higher legal education through their own curricular innovations.
The course will consist of three components: selected human rights and advocacy issues, questions of ethics and professional responsibility and teaching methodology. Case studies and hypotheticals will be included to foster an environment for interactive learning. Participants will be divided into 3-4 groups and asked to prepare a class on a selected topic from human rights and ethics and present it at the end of the course.