Legal History, Human Rights

Legal History and Human Rights is a dynamic field at the University of Minnesota with faculty and graduate students interested in law and human rights working in almost every geographic and temporal field of study, including US, Latin America, Africa, medieval, early modern, and modern Europe, and South and East Asia. Areas of special strength include personhood, citizenship, race, gender, class, sexuality, and disability, childhood and family, immigration, rights and social movements, and genocide.  Minnesota’s long-history of training graduate students in legal history and human rights is sustained through the Program in Law and History including graduate coursework, the legal history workshop, and a close relationship with the Law School, which has faculty with special strengths in human rights, family, labor, and criminal law.

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