UConn School of Law offers students in an LLM program the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Human Rights. Through the certificate program, students gain experience in the interdisciplinary field of international human rights with access to courses taken at the School of Law, UConn’s School of Social Work and at the Human Rights Institute in Storrs. Students enrolled in the Human Rights and Social Justice LLM program are not eligible for this certificate.
Students are encouraged to announce their intention to seek a certificate at the beginning of their academic year; no formal application is required. Before graduating, students must submit the “Certificate Studies, Intention to Participate Form” to the registrar’s office. To earn the Certificate in Human Rights, LLM candidates must:
- complete 9 credit hours of approved Human Rights courses, which includes the core required course;
- fulfill their writing requirement in an approved course or an independent writing project on the subject; and
- achieve a minimum of a B average in their certificate courses and writing requirement.
Law School courses approved for the certificate are listed below. Students may seek permission to enroll in additional Human Rights courses offered by the UConn's Human Rights Institute and the UConn School of Social Work. For a list of those courses please visit the Human Rights Institute website.