Law 523 - Health and Human Rights Colloquium


Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

Richard Steinberg Lara Stemple



General Course Description:

This new course focuses on the relationship between global health and international human rights law.  We examine the conceptual linkages between health and human rights and explore both the promise of the field and the challenges inherent in implementing its norms on the ground.  Health and human rights are interrelated in multiple ways: human rights abuses have negative health consequences; health policies and programs can enhance or hinder human rights; and health outcomes are improved by fulfilling the full range of human rights.  The first session of the ten-class series lays out the theoretical framework.  The subsequent nine sessions feature leading human rights scholars and practitioners from around the world.  All lectures are open to the university community, but course enrollment is limited to thirty law students and ten graduate and professional students from outside of the law school.  Requirements include attendance, participation, and a two-page analysis related to five sessions of the student’s choice.  The course will be graded pass/no pass.

Course Information:


​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Lara Stemple 14S 523 SEM 1 R 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM 1.0 No No
  Law 523 will meet for 10 weeks starting 1/9-3/21/14.



Categories: Int'l & Comp - International Human Rights; Int'l & Comp - International, Comparative, & Foreign Law;