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Student-Led Human Rights Organizations

Making a Difference Through Student Organizations

Students with a posterOutside of the classroom, students pursue their passion for human rights and international law through student-led organizations.

The Human Rights Awareness and Advocacy Group raises awareness about human rights issues locally and globally. For instance, moved by the plight of 43 students abducted from a teachers’ college in Mexico, students launched an advocacy project to encourage the United Nations to intervene. More than 60 students are involved with the organization, which also partners with the Dayton chapter of The Ohio Innocence Project in its work to overturn wrongful convictions.

The International Law Society, the principal student organization dealing with human rights and other areas of international law, connects students with scholars and attorneys in the field. Meetings and activities focus on international human rights issues, immigration and refugee law and international criminal law.

The Lambda Legal Student Association promotes civil rights -- including marriage and family equality -- for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV. Lambda Legal is the nation’s oldest and largest national legal organization working for LGBT rights through litigation, education and public policy work. The organization encourages a dialogue between the School of Law, the University of Dayton and the community as a whole.


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