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DIS: Justice & Human Rights
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Program Sponsor: Danish Institute for Study Abroad 
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Restrictions: CU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction::
Core Program Attributes::
Center-based Program
Minimum GPA::
Housing Options::
Apartment, Dormitory/Residence Hall, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel/Guest House
Approved by::
Open to::
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Advisor: Stephen Capobianco
Program Description:
This program will enhance your knowledge of international law and human rights. Deepen your understanding of the legal aspects and political context behind major modern conflicts and human rights violations in Europe through the combination of interactive classes, field studies, and study tours, using the Balkans as a case study.

The Justice & Human Rights program will allow you to:
  • Your core class faculty will be senior military legal advisers with first-hand experience from the recent conflicts in the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa; bringing a professional perspective to the classroom on how law effects military planning and execution of operations
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to Western Denmark, and either Bosnia or Kosovo where you will come face to face with current political tensions and issues of national identity in the aftermath of recent conflict and civil war
  • Build analytical skills focused around legal thinking and acquire tools to understand how legal methods can be applied in real-life examples using Danish and international case studies
The program is right for you if you study political science, international relations, government, human rights, or global studies. The real world experience you will gain in this course is highly valuable for students interested in applying to law school.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.