Study Abroad Program


University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Winter Course in New Delhi, India

International & Comparative
Human Rights Law Practicum

Course Description

This hands-on course brings together U.S. and Indian law students around a project that is focused on advancing the human rights of some of the world’s most vulnerable workers. Students will analyze the relationship between labor, migration, health, and human rights. They will spend three intensive weeks together in New Delhi evaluating and documenting the human rights violations facing migrant workers in various industries, such as construction, garment, nursing, and domestic work.  Students will interview workers, document violations, and assess potential interventions, which may include education, litigation, collective organizing, report writing, media campaigns, legislative reforms, and other forms of advocacy. In addition, students will explore how to increase the accountability and transparency of multinational corporations that use these workers in their global supply chains. For example, students might examine issues such as unauthorized subcontracting, sourcing standards, fair labor principles, and codes of conduct. After returning to the United States, students will work on a substantial written project to advance the fieldwork. This written project could take the shape of a human rights report, a legal brief, a policy analysis, or a new theoretical framework for thinking about certain types of labor violations, such as the contemporary meaning of forced labor.


Our partners for this practicum include:

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
Society for Labour and Development (SLD)
New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice   
National Guestworker Alliance

Program Dates

December 22, 2014-January 9, 2015. (Students are encouraged to arrive in New Delhi December 20 to overcome jet lag and become acquainted with the city).

Application Information: Forms, Eligibility, Deadlines, Cost, and Credits

Application Information for U.S. students
Application Information for Indian students

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