Human Rights and Social Justice LLM


The LLM in Human Rights and Social Justice at UConn School of Law offers students with a prior law degree a unique opportunity to pursue a course of study that integrates the international and domestic dimensions of a social justice practice of law.

In keeping with the growing trend in the business, non-profit and public policy worlds to blend international and domestic human rights, the program provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the international human rights and U.S. civil rights movements. Graduates will gain the specialized credentials and skills needed in the global business environment, in social policy work and in the effort to meet the pressing need for access to justice for the poor and middle class in America and worldwide.

The flexible program provides a rigorous and cohesive grounding in the norms and methods of the human rights and civil rights movements. Students also have the opportunity to take courses through the Human Rights Institute, a leading center of innovation in interdisciplinary human rights research and teaching, on the University's main campus in Storrs.

What makes Human Rights and Social Justice unique?

Important Dates

Important Dates

June 15

Application Deadline for Non-U.S. Residents for Fall Semester

July 15

Application Deadline for U.S. Residents for Fall Semester

Nov. 15

Application Deadline for non-U.S. Residents for Spring Semester.

Dec. 15

Application Deadline for U.S. Residents for Spring Semester

Jan. 16

Spring LLM Orientation

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Course Information

The courses approved for the Human Rights and Social Justice LLM are listed in our course catalog. International Human Rights, offered each spring semester, is a required course. Students may petition for the inclusion of other courses, subject to the approval of the director. LLM students can participate in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic and are allowed to take up to six credits of graduate courses offered on the Certificate in Human Rights at the Storrs and Greater Hartford campuses. At registration, each student formulates a plan of study to be approved by the director of the LLM program.

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Graduate Profile

Rojia Afshar

Rojia Afshar LLM ‘14

Rojia Afshar realized that the diverse curriculum at UConn's School of Law would allow her to create a specialized program of study connecting her personal history to the U.S. legal system.

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