Student opportunities

The Human Rights Implementation Centre involves students in its work, helping them to gain knowledge and experience in human rights law and practice. There are a number of opportunities for students to get involved with the Centre.

LLM in Human Rights
The Human Rights LLM Programme offers a range of units in the traditional fields of human rights law, as well as some specialist areas. For further details on the course and entry requirements can be found here.

Human Rights Law Clinic
The Human Rights Law Clinic, established in 2009, is designed to involve students in projects which support the work of organisations engaged in human rights work. All projects are international in scope, yet have an impact at regional and local levels. Further information on the work of the clinic (including the application process) can be found on the HRLC webpage.

Human Rights Careers Advice
The Human Rights Implementation Centre is keen to support students who are interested in embarking on a career in human rights. The Centre hosts an annual careers event, to give students an insight into what it is like to pursue a career in the field of human rights. There is also an opportunity to meet staff at the HRIC, who have a range of experience to draw upon.

HRIC Visiting Staff Seminar Series
The Centre runs a series of visiting staff seminars throughout the year, which students are encouraged to attend. The seminars are designed to promote debate about current human rights issues, these have included the government's plans to repeal the UK’s Human Rights Act, the targeting of “Islamic State” under international human rights law and more recently 'Has Brexit broken Britain'. The seminars are not only an opportunity to take part in a topical debate, but to chat informally with renowned experts in the field.

Gambia Teaching Opportunity
Each year the Centre advertises the opportunity for a postgraduate student at the University of Bristol Law School, to teach at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Gambia. Applicants must have completed and passed Part 1 of their LLM, and be willing to teach first, second or third-year law students core law subjects. The opportunity is advertised in April each year. For further details and information on how to apply, please contact the Centre administrator

There is a branch of Amicus at the University of Bristol which also provides students with particular knowledge in dealing with issues relating to capital trial and punishment in the USA.

Human Rights PhD Research
There are a number of PhD students registered in the Law School who are undertaking human rights related research.

HRIC Short Courses
From time to time the HRIC offers short courses and online training for students, policy makers and practitioners. 

Internships and Placements
The HRIC and its staff can facilitate internships and placements at national, regional and international organisations. Opportunities also arise which the Centre passes on to its students. Keep checking this webpage or subscribe to our mailing list for details of such opportunities.

I would definitely recommend it to law students without any hesitation. It was a great opportunity for me to develop my team-building, problem-solving and research skills.

Human Rights Law Clinic member (2015/6)

Contact us

Whether you have an idea on other ways how we can involve students in our work or you have a specific research idea that falls within the themes of the Centre - please, do not hesitate to contact us.

Or contact the Centre Administrator Paige Spicer

Tel: +44 (0) 117 39 40055