Unique among American law schools, the Crowley Program’s Annual Human Rights Fact-Finding Project provides law students with the opportunity to participate in an overseas human rights investigation and prepares them for a career in international human rights. In the spring of their first year, a group of law students are selected to become Crowley Scholars. These Scholars enroll in an intensive academic program in human rights theory and advocacy during their second year, including a special seminar designed to prepare them for the Human Rights Fact-Finding Project.
The Crowley Scholars help plan every stage of the trip, conduct meetings and interviews with lawyers, government officials, and members of local communities. Upon the conclusion of the trip, the Scholars assist the Crowley faculty in drafting a comprehensive report outlining the trip’s findings and recommendations. The trip report is published in a scholarly journal and as a stand-alone publication for policy-makers and human rights advocates. It is available in English and the language of the country visited.