Go On! IHL Student Workshop at Berkeley Law (deadline 31 October)

The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are sponsoring the 2015 International Humanitarian Law Student Workshop from January 7-9, 2015, at Berkeley Law, University of California. The application period ends this Friday, October 31.

This intensive three-day workshop combines lectures and hands-on exercises that guide law students through international humanitarian law (IHL), or the law of war. The workshop will be led by lawyers from the ICRC and from the U.S. Army JAG School, as well as by law professors who specialize in IHL.  Much of the work is done in small groups with the faculty, and there is ample time built into the schedule for networking.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to International Humanitarian Law
  • When Does IHL Apply?
  • Human Rights and IHL
  • Protected Persons
  • Internment/Detention
  • Armed Conflicts of a Non-International Character
  • The IHL/Terrorism Interface
  • Implementation and Enforcement of IHL

The IHL Workshop will be will be held from January 7-9, 2015 at Boalt Hall School of Law on the UC Berkeley campus. Sessions will run from 9 am-5 pm. In addition, there is self-funded drinks and/or dinner with the faculty on Thursday, January 8.  The fee for the workshop is $60. This includes course materials and breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments during the workshop.  Students will need to fund their own travel, lodging, and dinners. Registration is limited and competitive, and open only to students currently attending a U.S. law school. Students are encouraged to apply early, as the workshop does fill up. A maximum of 40 students may attend. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the ICRC.

The application period is October 15-31 2014.  Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Thanksgiving (November 27) at the latest. For more information:  www.law.berkeley.edu/17654.htm

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