"The clinic is an opportunity to work with Assistant Professor Martin Husovec to prepare an intervention for a significant case before the European Court of Human Rights.
I would definitely recommend the clinic. Firstly, you gain a rare opportunity to learn first-hand how a professor brainstorms for, structures and edits a piece of work. Those skills came in handy when I wrote my essays and dissertation. Relatedly, as a master’s student on a one-year course, there wasn’t much opportunity to get to know a professor well. The clinic provided a good opportunity to work closely with Martin and get to know him as a person.
I also learned how to interpret Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which was very useful for the copyright law, digital rights, and environmental law courses that I took.
Sometimes, experts are invited to share their thoughts with us, which was very interesting and eye-opening. For example, we had a zoom call with an IT security expert who not only explained the mechanics of end-to-end encryption, but also ended up teaching us how people could hack into our phones and computers and recommended the safest communication apps, phone and computer we should use.
Lastly but perhaps most importantly, the clinic is a great chance to make friends and bond with a group of like-minded students who are smart, driven, and passionate. The clinic didn’t take up too much of our time, and Martin was very conscientious when it came to leaving us enough time to prepare for exams and dissertation, so overall, it was a rewarding investment of my time and effort."