Global Engagement

Global Engagement

Studying in The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice

We have extensive links with universities around the world.

  • We have established partnerships in India, Hong Kong, Brazil, Argentina and Europe.
  • We have partner institutions in the USA, which include opportunities for student placements.

Opportunities to study abroad

International exchanges are available for undergraduate students with partner institutions across Europe, North America and Australasia.

We take part in the Prison Study Tour initiative which incorporates lectures, discussions, videos, guest speakers and tours of prisons in Finland, Estonia and Russia. It provides the opportunity to study comparative crime and punishment issues with students from the University of Tampere, Finland, Marquette University Milwaukee USA, Appalachian State University in North Carolina USA and Finlandia University Michigan USA.

Law in Practice International (LIPI) is a highly sought after and competitive summer internship that generates great interest among students every year.

The programme started with two host sites in the south east of the USA and has now more than doubled in size, this year providing placements at five sites across America. The LIPI programme provides students with a unique opportunity to work with lawyers and other legal staff members in a variety of contexts, from law offices and clinics to courthouses and prisons. They take part in a wide range of activities, including research and writing, client interviews, case preparation, and programme and policy development.

In 2018 we are launching a new partnership with the Dean Rusk International Law Center at the University of Georgia to collaborate on the provision of summer schools for students interested in short study breaks.

International partnerships

As a member of the Association of Human Rights Institutes we are always interested in developing new partnerships with international organisations and institutions. If you are interested in working with us, please contact us.

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Below are examples of our international partnership work.


The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice is delivering a project that seeks to improve access to justice, rights and protection for women and girl victims of violence across India. The project team train police officers about appropriate and effective modes of working with victims of sexual violence with the aim of preventing them from dropping out of the early stages of the criminal justice process.

Find out more about the Justice for her project or head to our blog for more updates.

We are also working with Jindal Global University, Haryana, on a study of violence against women. Academics from both institutions are developing a comparative study of responses to domestic violence in Sheffield and Haryana in conjunction with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and members of the department.

We are currently offering two scholarships to postgraduate students from India for our new MA in Applied Human Rights course. The Kapila Hingorani Postgraduate Scholarship recognises the life's work of Kapila Hingorani – a prominent Indian human rights lawyer who died in 2013.

United States

The REC CAP project, delivered in partnership with the Florida Association of Recovery Residences, helps people build bridges between the worlds of treatment and self-directed recovery. REC CAP is an evidence-based assessment & recovery planning instrument developed by Professor David Best in partnership with colleagues from the United States that:

  • Assesses an individual’s recovery strengths, barriers and unmet service needs
  • Supports trained navigators to guide individuals in the execution of concrete recovery goals
  • Delivers longitudinal measurement of recovery capital gains over quarterly intervals

REC CAP is appropriate for implementation in both clinical and peer settings, bridging the gap often experienced by persons who are exiting addiction treatment and assuming responsibility for self-directed recovery.

Visiting Professors

  • Alexandra Moore
  • Betsy Stanko
  • Conor Foley
  • Anthony Schembri

International partners


North America

  • Carleton University, United States
  • Finlandia University, United States
  • Georgia Southern University, US
  • Carleton University, Canada


  • Deakin University, Australia
  • Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • La Trobe University, Australia


  • Palacký University, Czech Republic
  • Tampere University, Finland


  • National Law University, Delhi, India
  • Florida Association of Recovery Residence
  • Ghent University, Belgium
  • University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Madyha Pradesh Police, India
  • Haryana Police, India

Placements & Internships


  • Public Defenders Office, Georgia
  • Jackson and Shiavone, Georgia
  • Casa Cornelia, California
  • California Western School of Law, California
  • Loevy and Loevy, Illinois
  • Florida Sheriff's Association, Florida


  • Appleton Luff, Brussels
  • World Bank, Global

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