International Refugee Law Directed Research Project

   International Refugee Law Directed Research Project

The Wisconsin International Law Society will be coordinating a directed research project in International Refugee Law this spring term.  Only a handful of law schools offer opportunities for students in International Refugee Law so this project presents a unique possibility for students to learn about the subject and contribute to the body of research in this field.

All students will complete assigned readings on international human rights and refugee law, submit bi-weekly progress reports to their professor advisors and to project coordinators, and conduct a research project for the Southern Refugee Legal Access Network, based out of Oxford University.  Research projects will consist of critical reviews of refugee laws in assigned countries and include a possibility for publication.  The entire group will meet once a month for an informal discussion of students' research and progress.

Students can receive 3-6 Directed Research and Reading credits, which count toward the 90 credit requirement.  Grades will be based on the bi-weekly progress reports, attendance and participation in the monthly group meetings, and the quality of the student's research and final written product.  This project is still in the planning stages and the above criteria are subject to change.

 If you are interested in participating in the Directed Research Project, please email Margaret Maffai ( with the following information:

  • Year (due to the mandatory course requirements for 1Ls, only 2L and 3L students will be eligible)

  • On a Journal?

  • Any publications?

  • Other research experience?

  • Your level of interest on a 1-5 scale (1 = sounds cool but don't count on me, 5 = I will definitely register for the project)

Submitted by UW Law School Newsletter Admin on November 12, 2008

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