Program Details

The program strives to provide students with diverse learning experiences beyond just the classroom. Students have a choice of four courses, in both traditional and progressive issues of human rights. This past year, for example, students could choose c
Location:
Luzern, Switzerland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation is a 3-week program of coursework and hands-on learning for law students and legal practitioners held at the University of Lucerne School of Law in Switzerland. Features trip to Geneva, classes set on beautiful Lake Lucerne, and courses by respected practitioners and professors. One of the highlights is the program-wide moot court competition and the winner receives a guaranteed internship.

The program strives to provide students with diverse learning experiences beyond just the classroom. Students have a choice of four courses, in both traditional and progressive issues of human rights. This past year, for example, students could choose classes on Gender and International Criminal Law; Crimes Against Humanity; Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in South Africa; Creative Interpretation of Human Rights; and a combined Justice Reform/IP Human Rights course. In addition to courses, students are treated to lunch every day and a chance to hear from a professor in an informal relaxed setting. At the beginning of the third week, students take a group trip to Geneva to visit NGOs and hear of the work they do, as well as a briefing with the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, and tours of the UN and the International Red Cross Museum.

Participating students can earn ten (10) ECTS points for successful completion of the program. Certificates of Completion will be given to all successful participants.
Setting Description:
Classes will be held in the new and modern University building located right next to Lake Lucerne. The building is within walking distance to the Old City, New City, and train station. Lucerne has been consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and its central location makes travel all around Europe quick and easy.
Cost:
For students from the University of Lucerne and other Swiss Universities, the cost of the Lucerne Academy is the equivalent of a single semester of studies at the University of Lucerne. Please contact our office if you need to know the exact amount. For all students from non-Swiss Universities, the fee for the Lucerne Academy is 2000 CHF. This fee includes accomodations, but for those students who do not need accomodations, the fee is 1600 CHF. We do offer a small number of merit based scho

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