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DIS: Justice & Human Rights
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Danish Institute for Study Abroad 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: CU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English
Core Program Attributes:
Direct Enrollment
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dormitory/Residence Hall, Homestay, Other
Approved by:
A&S, AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA
Open to:
junior, senior
Program Advisor: Stephen Capobianco
Program Description:
Enhance your knowledge of international law and human rights by analyzing the legal aspects and political context behind major modern conflicts and human rights violations in Europe.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
• Your core course class faculty have first-hand experience from recent international conflicts, bringing a professional perspective to the classroom on how law affects military planning and execution of operations
• Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours where you 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

STUDENT PROFILE
The program is right for you if you study political science, international relations, government, human rights, pre-law, or global studies. The real world experience you will gain in this course is highly valuable if you are interested in applying to law school.

JHR

CORE COURSE OVERVIEWS
>> Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict
Examine human rights and the laws of armed conflict, and how they apply to contemporary conflicts. Analyze current events such as piracy off the coast of Somalia, the killing of Osama Bin Laden, and recent European armed conflicts in a legal context. Develop an understanding of the legal aspects regulating modern conflicts and how they interact with the political environment.

Credits: 3
Week-Long Study Tour: Kosovo (fall) or Bosnia (spring)
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisite: A course in international relations or human rights at university level

BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM
DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 01/17/2016 05/17/2016

** 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.