Strasbourg, France

Offered each July in Strasbourg, France, Trinity’s Summer Human Rights Program is an advanced course in international and comparative human rights law. As a participant, you will examine contemporary human rights issues at L’Institut International des Droits de l’Homme (International Institute of Human Rights) each morning and afternoon, followed by a discussion of those issues from a Christian perspective with Trinity professors. Your lessons will be taught by leading academics and practitioners from around the world, and your classmates will hail from more than 80 countries. The Summer Human Rights Program provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn about international human rights in the heart of European democracy.

Visits to sites that contribute to the modern view of European human rights, such as Natzweiler-Struthof Concentration Camp and the European Court of Human Rights are included in the cost of the trip. Outside of class, you can explore the beautiful Alsace region and surrounding areas. Paris, Zurich, and Munich are less than four hours from Strasbourg by train, and other European destinations are a short flight away.


L’Institut International des Droits de l’Homme, founded in 1969 by Nobel Peace Prize recipient René Cassin, is an association that works for the promotion and protection of human rights through research and training. The institute seeks to ensure the application of international human rights law, contribute to the establishment of democratic regimes worldwide, identify practices and policies that strengthen the protection of human rights, and train prevention techniques of human rights violations.

Program Dates: Summer 2018 dates TBA

Course Details: Six units of elective credit will be granted for successful completion of LA920a: International Institute of Human Rights (4 units) and LA919: International Forum on Human Rights (2 units). The topic for Summer 2018 is Human Rights Defenders.

Professor Andrew DeLoach
J.D., California Western School of Law
B.A., University of California, San Diego
F.C.A., International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism & Human Rights

Professor Stephen P. Kennedy
Ph.D, University of Southern California
M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
B.A., University of Southern California

The cost for each student is $4,675 which includes six semester hours from Trinity Law School, single lodging at the Le Stift Dormitory, and all fees for the International Institute of Human Rights. Airfare and other travel are not included in this program and are paid by the student. Summer financial aid can apply. For more information, please contact Jennifer Tracy at or 714-796-7121.

Before applying, please confirm that your Academic Plan complies with Summer Human Rights Institute courses. If you are unsure or have questions about your Academic Plan, please contact Joy Statler, Academic Advisor, at or 714-796-7173.

In order to complete the application, you must have a color copy/scan of your passport, a digital headshot photo, a copy/scan of your highest diploma, a short curriculum vitae (CV), Assumption of Risk, Release & Participation Agreement Form (700A), and Health Information and Release Form (700H).

Once those items are collected and the forms are completed, click here to apply.


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