Summer Law School: Human Rights Policy Legal Clinic

Law, Human Rights, Legal
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Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Radana Kuncova
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Bachelor, Master, PhD

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From 24 July to 4 August 2023, the Palacký University Faculty of Law organizes the Human Rights Policy Clinic within a 2-week-long Summer Law School. This Summer Law School will allow you to experience the Human Rights Policy Legal Clinic, which normally takes a whole semester, condensed in a two-week intensive schedule.

Program Description

A Legal clinic is a special form of legal education, combining theory and practice, designed to teach not only knowledge, but also develop skills and instill values, and promote social justice. Legal clinics exist in many forms. One of them is a Policy Legal Clinic, where students do not help individual clients, but rather focus on existing legal problems from a policy perspective, usually by analysis of legal regulation and its practical application, identifying problems and deficiencies, and suggesting general measures, such as changes to legal regulation or other policy-oriented activities, to address the problem.

The Summer Law School will allow the participants to develop:

  1. knowledge in the area of international, European and comparative human rights law (proportionality, horizontal effect, tension between universalism and particularism, equality, positive and negative obligations) and specific rights (human dignity, freedom of speech, socio-economic rights, environmental rights),
  2. develop a wide range of analytical, creative, problem-solving, legal writing and critical thinking skills, increase their sensitivity to human rights issues in general, but specifically in cross-cultural context, and
  3. understand the importance of human rights monitoring, policing and advocacy.

During the two weeks of the Summer Law School, participants will engage in interactive sessions with human rights experts from various fields and backgrounds (attorneys, judges, human rights activists), developing their knowledge and relevant skills, which they will use over the course of the whole summer school when working in teams on analytical human rights policy projects, starting from defining and structuring the analyzed problem, researching and discussing it, presenting to others and writing and receiving feedback to their policy paper.

Students will be able to get enrolled in a formalized course at Palacký University, granting them ECTS credits.

Date and Location

Dates of the academic program: 24 July to 4 August 2023

Venue: Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Law – 17. listopadu 8, Olomouc, Czech Republic


Full fee: 490 EUR (includes academic program and catering during the academic program – 2 coffee breaks and lunch each day)

Aurora Alliance students can participate in the academic program free of charge. They may pay an optional fee of 180 EUR in order to be provided with catering during the academic program (2 coffee breaks and lunch each day). If not, there are numerous opportunities in walking distance from the summer school venue for coffee, snacks, and meals.

Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation.

This summer school offers 16 places for Aurora Alliance students and 24 places for students from other universities.

Registration is done by email, contacting Radana Kuncova (


To register or for more information, please contact Radana Kuncova (

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