Law 747 - Gender Violence in Eastern Congo

Richard H. Steinberg

Richard H. Steinberg

Professor of Law
Professor of Political Science
B.A. Yale, 1982
J.D. Stanford, 1986
Ph.D. Stanford, 1992
UCLA Law faculty since 1996
Course Description:

Students enrolled in the Sanela Diana Jenkins Clinic on Gender Violence in Eastern Congo will help support and assess five interventions to assist villages that have suffered mass rape attacks in Eastern Congo.  The five interventions are: (1) judicial; (2) medical; (3) psycho-social; (4) socio-economic; and (5) ecumenical/spiritual.  The course will begin with an introduction to the phenomenon of mass rape in Africa, and its effects on victims, their families, and village social, economic, and political life.  Students will then assess data collected in the field in 2012-14, evaluate the effects of the interventions, suggest refinements of the interventions, help refine interview and survey protocols aimed at assessing effects of the interventions, and receive training to prepare for interviewing and surveying victims, their families, and villagers in a conflict zone.  Students will then travel to the Eastern Congo to observe and document various interventions, and to interview and survey villagers prior to or after an intervention.  Satisfies the SAW requirement. By application only.  Limited to six (6) students.  2L, 3L, LLM, and SJD students only.
 
Travel and travel medicine costs associated with participation in the Clinic will be covered by the Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Project at UCLA School of Law.