Advocates for Human Rights works with the Harvard Human Rights Program to engage Harvard Law students in concrete human rights advocacy projects both domestically and internationally.
Enrollment in the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School is only available to second and third-year students. However, as members of the Advocates for Human Rights, first-year students can support and work on clinical projects during their first semester as a member of a project team under the supervision of clinical faculty and clinical students. Advocates members also work on student-led projects in collaboration with national and international NGOs. Finally, Advocates for Human Rights hold a number of events and trainings for members throughout the school year including speaker events, peer career and academic advising, direct action projects, and advanced skills workshops.
Advocates for Human Rights is comprised of LLMs, first, second, and third-year Harvard Law School students who are interested in becoming involved in human rights advocacy both domestically and internationally. The organization in particular offers an opportunity for first-year students to gain a practical and meaningful hands-on experience before their first summer internship. Advocates is currently comprised of over 80 members who work on 15 different projects.