Human Rights

Human Rights

Northeastern Law provides countless opportunities to dive into the complex challenges associated with protecting and promoting human rights.

You can take human rights courses taught by faculty renowned for their scholarship and advocacy, participate in specialized clinics, take advantage of co-ops across the globe and collaborate with the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) to promote human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural (ESC), in the United States and beyond. Join our passionate human rights community at Northeastern Law and position yourself to be a leader in the field.

  • Human Rights in the United States
  • Human Rights, IP and Access to Medicines
  • International Human Rights and the Global Economy
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Law
  • Laboratory Seminar in Applied Design and Legal Empowerment
  • Law and Economic Development
  • Law and Inequality
  • Refugee and Asylum Law
  • Reproductive and Sexual Rights and Health
  • Rights of Noncitizens
  • Global Justice (PHIL 5001)
  • Global Health (PHTH 5230)
  • Globalization, Development and Social Justice (SOCL 7221)
  • Energy Democracy and Climate Resilience: Technology, Policy and Social Change (PPUA 5264)
  • Advocates for Human Rights
  • Center for Justice and International Law
  • Due Diligence Project
  • Global Justice Center
  • Inter-American Court on Human Rights
  • Louisiana Capital Assistance Project
  • Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Human Trafficking Unit
  • Namati
  • New York City Commission on Human Rights
  • Human Rights Caucus
  • International Law Society
  • International Refugee Assistance Project
  • Socially Conscious Investing Club
  • Southern Law Students for Progress


Centers, Institutes and Programs


Representative Faculty