The Program seeks to involve Notre Dame students, especially at the Law School, in research projects on law and human development during the academic year and summer breaks. The Summer Internships, a core component of the Program, enable students to engage issues of law and human development on the ground, from Kenya to Amman and Santiago to East London.
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During the summer of 2012, four J.D. summer interns explored issues around human development and the law: Joseph Miller in Beirut, Lebanon; José Torres in Santiago, Chile; Alan Sears in Nairobi, Kenya; and Lena Brinjikji in Lima, Peru. This work was supported by a course on law and human development in practice. > Read more about their work
During the summer of 2011, three J.D. Summer Interns developed case studies for the Program on Law and Human Development focused on the Annual Theme of migration: Manasi Raveendran in East London; Rachel Odio in Chile and Peru; and Michael Hagerty at the Arizona-Mexico border.
These three case studies explore the role of law and justice in advancing or impeding the goals of human development in these specific human migration contexts. The studies are designed for comparative analysis in order to uncover patterns, trends, similarities and divergent results. This research project received significant financial support from the The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. To read the case studies, click here.
In addition, J.D. student-researcher James Emanuel was hosted by AVSI in Jordan during the summer of 2011 as a Notre Dame-AVSI Summer Research Intern, investigating law and human development issues relating to Iraqi and Palestinian refugee communities there.
Working States-side over the summer, Karl (Eddie) Fornell researched international legal instruments’ treatment of migrants for the Program, generating a compendium tracking this treatment. View the Compendium
Sabila Kadiruzzaman engaged in research on Islamic approaches to the intersection of law, human development and migration sponsored by PLHD. Read the research.