Transitional Justice Network
This project will involve hands-on engagement on issues of transitional justice and global justice. These include the management, and administration of an International Law website called “Transitional-Justice” at New York Law School. The website will function both as a networking forum for various Transitional Justice communities and institutions around the world, as well as a place for practitioners and scholars of Transitional Justice to come together. Work will include conducting original research, writing and editing articles for the website; overall maintenance of the website’s substance; and networking with other institutions, schools, and scholars of Transitional Justice in the New York City area. Students will have the opportunity to work on all aspects of the Project, including researching and writing articles of their own to be published on the website. Course goals include advancing students’ skills in editorial writing and international human rights and transitional justice research, and enabling students to get practical experience in interviewing, editing, fact checking, and working in an ever changing environment regarding current events in international law, human rights, and transitional justice. In addition to the contribution to skills, students will acquire new substantive knowledge in international law via regular lectures by Prof. Teitel as well as by visiting lecturers and practitioners in the areas of transitional and global justice.
Strongly suggested pre-requisites or co-requisites: a gateway course in international law, either international law or transnational law. Recommended courses: International Human Rights; International Criminal Law; Transitional Justice; Legal Research: Foreign and International. Students with international experience or background and foreign language skills are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a resume and statement of interest.