Since 2003, the CHRGJ has been offering students at NYU School of Law the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in human rights lawyering through clinical coursework. The 2003-09 International Human Rights Clinic allowed students to work closely with non-governmental and intergovernmental human rights organizations, partnering with groups based in the United States and abroad. Working as legal advisers, co-counsel, or advocacy partners, clinic students worked side-by-side with human rights activists from around the world. This tradition started in 2003 with an International Human Rights Clinic, and continues to date in the Global Justice Clinic.