Human Rights Law Centre

Student Placements Unit

The Human Rights Law Centre enjoys and encourages the participation of students in its research and project work.

We aim to broaden students' experiences of human rights, research and practical work by facilitating a range of opportunities for their involvement in our work. 

We offer students from Law, Social Sciences and the Humanities various opportunities to get involved in projects and events of the Centre throughout the year.

These positions provide students with an opportunity to work, on a voluntary basis, in a world renowned academic human rights centre, gaining valuable experience to complement their studies.

Student Placements Unit
From left to right: Harvey Slade, Megan Jameson, Edoarco Vacca, Georgios Alexandris and Marlene Fries

We advertise openings for voluntary student assistants in October and for paid interns in June each year.

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Annual Human Rights Conference

This annual event is one of the longest running Human Rights Conferences run by students.

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International Criminal Justice Databases

HRLC is one of eight partners of the International Criminal Court’s Legal Tools Project.

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Student assistants help with the production of two of our publications with wide international readership.

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Scholars at Risk

In 2017, the first UK based SAR Student Advocacy Seminar was created at the University of Nottingham, with the support of HRLC and SAR.


Human Rights Film Series

The Human Rights Film Series is a student-led initiative started in 2006 by two LLM students.

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HRLC Refugee Clinic

The Clinic was established in February 2020 and works in collaboration with Across Borders and Saint Andrews Refugee Services (StARS).


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Human Rights Law Centre

School of Law
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 846 8506