Starting in 2012, students will begin full-time co-op placements in Mexico and Namibia through a partnership the law school has arranged with the University of Maryland School of Law.
Two students will be eligible to spend the spring semester in each country through the partnership with Maryland’s International and Comparative Law Clinic.
In Namibia, the students will work on a range of projects representing women who have been sterilized without their consent, helping artists and entrepreneurs to launch organizations and businesses and handling other litigation and transactional matters.
The students who go to Mexico will help prepare workers for legal issues they will confront in the U.S. and advance law reforms in partnership with Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, which represents migrant workers.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for students who have a particular interest in international law to gain hands-on experience and rich insights about practice that come with it,” said Susan L. Brooks, associate dean for experiential learning.