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About the Human Rights Law Society

HRLS was founded in 2003 upon three basic notions:

That human rights issues need to be addressed and discussed clearly, directly, and consistently among the student body at UT Law.

That interested students need a forum in which to share ideas and knowledge about domestic and international human rights issues.

That students should view human rights law as a viable career choice and should have access to a network of potential employers as well as opportunities for clerkships, internships and fellowships related to human rights law.

Our goals

Plan and host events focused on human rights issues at UT Law School.

Hold monthly meetings where interested students share knowledge and experience with human rights related work.

Facilitate student clerkships and internships in human rights law by fundraising, networking, and creating a database of organizations and agencies doing human rights work both in the U.S. and abroad.


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