Human Rights Book Launched
|Dean Cesar Villanueva of the
Ateneo Law School
In celebration of 18 years of promoting human rights fieldwork for
law students, the Ateneo Human Rights Center, in partnership
with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF), launched Remembering
Still: Interns’ Reflections on Alternative Lawyering in the
at the Ateneo Law School on 8 August 2006.
The book is a compilation of essays on lessons learned from law
students’ immersions in fringe sectors of society. These
experiences include: interning with environmental organizations,
living with minority groups, and giving legal assistance to farmers
“More than one author writes that being an intern has opened
her eyes and widened her horizons,” said FNF Resident Representative
Dr. Ronald Meinardus in his message
of support. “The sharing of these existential and philosophical
experiences by the young human rights lawyers makes this book
an exciting read,” he concluded. “Short
and sweet, and straight from the heart,” added
Ateneo Law School Dean Cesar Villanueva, who joined the launching
and was full of praise for this educative program.
To date, the Ateneo Human Rights Center has produced 572
interns from seven law schools from various parts of
the country. A number of the interns have chosen to make
alternative lawyering their career — either working
with legal non-governmental organizations, or assisting in replicating
the Center’s internship program in other law schools.
If you wish to avail of a free copy of the book, please send
an e-mail together with your mailing address to: firstname.lastname@example.org.