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Clinic gives students firsthand legal experience.

By Zachary Crowley, IHRC student ’12

Genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes are the most pressing rights concerns of our day, and the subjects of USC Gould School of Law’s International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC).

Launched by USC Law Prof. Hannah Garry in 2011, the clinic is training the next generation of lawyers to fight against human rights abuses. In unique partnerships established by the clinic, students have worked with judges and their staff on some of the worlds most notable war crime cases.

This past summer, six USC Law graduates were invited to work with the United Nations as judicial interns at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. They received the coveted invitations after spending their last year at USC working remotely for judges at these tribunals.

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