Colorado Law launches international human rights master's degree

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The University of Colorado Law School and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have launched an advanced two-year program of study in international human rights.

Students can start the program in fall 2018, and they will complete one year of coursework at Colorado Law to complete the Master in Studies of Law (MSL) degree. That will be followed by a yearlong fellowship at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. This is the primary international mechanism overseeing compliance with basic rights in the Western Hemisphere. 

“This combination of rigorous academic study and a full-year placement at the commission will be one of the most intensive and innovative training programs in human rights in the world, and will position Colorado Law as the leading institution in the field of practical and academic human rights training in the Americas,” said Dean S. James Anaya.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s or equivalent degree. Colorado Law said the program seeks to identify and be inclusive of individuals from historically underprivileged groups in countries throughout the hemisphere.

Anna Spain Bradley, a Colorado Law professor and legal scholar specializing in international law and human rights, will serve as program director. 

The application deadline for the fall 2018 start date is Jan. 31, 2018. 

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