CU Law Launches Human Rights Program

Master in Studies of Law degree focuses on international human rights

The University of Colorado Law School is making itself an international destination to learn about human rights law with a new partnership and a new master’s degree program launching in 2018.

CU Law School announced Thursday the school is partnering with the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights to offer a Master in Studies of Law degree program in the study of international human rights. The program is expected to give students an uncommon opportunity to study human rights law as well as gain first-hand experience working in the field while also boosting the international status of the Boulder community.

Students enrolled in the program, which launches in fall 2018, will complete one year of coursework at CU Law in completion of the MSL degree, followed by a yearlong fellowship at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C.

The Inter-American Commission, an agency of the Organization of American States, is the primary international mechanism overseeing compliance with basic rights in the Western Hemisphere.

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