The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Partners for change at the intersection of academics and advocacy.


Academic Opportunities

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LLILAS, law and undergraduate students from Professor Karen Engle's course, Human Rights Research and Writing, with Professor Ariel Dulitzky in Brazil, as part of the 2008 spring break project.

Human Rights Courses at UT

If you are a student interested in learning more about human rights, try taking a course in a relevant subject. The lists are by no means exclusive, and we welcome suggestions from both students and faculty on other relevant courses. We have organized our human rights-related courses by degree level:


Bridging Disciplines Program: Concentration in Human Rights

The Rapoport Center collaborated with the Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP) to create an undergraduate human rights concentration within the program. For more information, please visit the BDP website.


Human Rights Concentration in Latin American Studies

This graduate concentration in the master's program of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies trains students in the field of human rights by providing a multidisciplinary array of courses that consider the history, theory, rhetoric, and doctrine of human rights. Click here for a detailed description of Human Rights Concentration.


Clinical Programs at the UT School of Law

As a part of its focus on service-learning, the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice works closely with several of the Law School's ten human- and civil rights-related clinical programs. These clinics provide direct advocacy opportunities and interdisciplinary collaboration between students and faculty. Learn more.