2024 BA Global Justice Clinic Practitioner Seminar on International Law

The "Global Justice Clinic" combines teaching, research and legal activism. The clinic course in the BA is aimed at selected students in the Practical Seminar in International Law who wish to acquire skills in the application and reflection of international law through experience-based and research-based learning and apply these in favour of disadvantaged rights seekers in real cases. Through exemplary engagement with concrete injustices, participants learn what role the law plays both in the creation and maintenance as well as in criticising and combating these injustices. They learn about critical and activist legal practices and, together with partner organisations, develop their own strategies and solutions for specific practical problems.

In the first half of the semester, weekly sessions introduce students to the fundamentals of international law and justice theory as well as selected areas of law and problems of justice. All students taking the sub-module "Practical Seminar in International Law" in the summer semester 2024 can take part in these sessions.

In the second half of the semester, several parallel block courses will take place with practitioners in which real cases and problems from practice will be dealt with. The number of participants for these block dates is limited and a selection process may take place. You will find more information at the beginning of the semester in the relevant Moodle course.

2024 MA: State and Law in the Multilevel System - Global Justice Clinic in Business and Human Rights

The course imparts knowledge and skills on the human rights responsibility of business enterprises, which is becoming increasingly important in German and international law. Within the framework of clinical training on real cases, students work on real case studies from practice in the field of business and human rights. A special focus is placed on human rights governance of transnational supply chains, as required by the German Supply Chain Act of 2021 and comparable foreign and European regulations. Guest lecturers from human rights practice and business will provide insights into their practical work and supervise the group work on the case studies. The course will be held in English. Examinations are carried out in group work in consultation with partner organisations from the field. Group work may require additional appointments by arrangement with the practice partners.