Law and pedagogy

Public Interest Law Institute (PILI) in cooperation with Columbia Law School

Course date

7 July - 11 July, 2008
Application deadline
15 February, 2008
Course Director(s): 

Edwin Rekosh

Public Interest Law Institute, Budapest, Hungary

Lusine Hovhannisian

Public Interest Law Institute, New York, USA

Daniela Ikawa

Open Society Justice Initiative, New York, United States of America
Course Faculty: 

Philip Genty

Columbia University School of Law, New York, USA
Course Coordinator: 

Reka Varkonyi

Public Interest Law Institute, Budapest, Hungary

This is a one-week 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 about human rights in relation to various aspects of rule of law, ethics, including experiential learning. The course is devoted to giving participants knowledge on cutting-edge topics, specifically within the themes of: (1) human rights, and (2) professional ethics. The course will also provide skills development in new methods of pedagogy. The ultimate 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.