This four-week, accelerated summer program provides students with the opportunity to study human rights and focus on the specific area of wrongful conviction. This program is composed of two courses and includes opportunities to observe trials and visit London-based organizations working in human rights and on behalf of the wrongfully accused.
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CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more.
Earn 6 credits in just four short weeks. Credits are issued by the University of Minnesota.
You will live in a centrally located, shared apartment within commuting distance to the CAPA center.
A Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Tube (subway) and buses.
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath (COVID-19 restrictions permitting). Social events and program activities include an arrival tea and a farewell dinner.
This program does not have an internship component.
Explore London through CAPA's My Global City events, which may include a walking tour of the iconic South Bank, a boat trip to Greenwich, or a curry dinner on Brick Lane.
CAPA provides comprehensive support services for students to utilize during their time in London. The team is available throughout the duration of the program to assist and support students 24/7 with any emergency situations. Students will also have access to the Guardian study abroad safety app which includes emergency assistance and other support resources.
As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
CAPA is committed to the health and wellness of our students while they are studying abroad in London. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure a safe and productive learning experience, and provide a variety of health and wellness tools and resources.
This intensive seminar provides a multi-disciplinary introduction to human rights, a topic central to today’s global politics. Students will explore the theoretical foundations and history of human rights concepts and issues from global, local, and regional perspectives, and the philosophies underpinning them; develop an understanding of the frameworks of human rights law; critically examine the politics of human rights, their contentious nature, and uneven global implementation; analyze a variety of case studies and related practical issues; and evaluate key debates about the politics and morality of human rights.
LNDN INTR/PSCI 3355
This 4-week intensive course is taught by a law professor who has spent his career litigating wrongful conviction cases and directing the California Innocence Project, will introduce issues and case law related to wrongful convictions—a dynamic and important area of human rights law. Students will develop an understanding of basic procedural processes for litigating a wrongful conviction; debate policy issues behind police investigation procedures; investigate the leading causes of wrongful convictions; draft basic case briefs; and acquire knowledge of current best practices for identifications and obtaining confessions. Due to the intensive course schedule, this course cannot be taken in conjunction with an internship.
LNDN PSCI 3121