Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
MCLI’s CLE program outlines how to win cases in U.S. courts by using the U.N. Charter and ratified U.N. human rights treaties along with provisions in the U.S. Constitution. The materials for the CLE program are kept up-to-date by MCLI law school interns. Lawyers and legal workers who attend the CLE receive a comprehensive list of cases won in U.S. courts using the ratified treaties as well as an extensive appendix of legal texts. The appendix includes the entire text of ICCPR, CERD, and CAT as well as the Nuremberg Principles, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and ten other texts.
The CLE also teaches lawyers how to file complaints with the appropriate Office of Inspector General which can result in a report to the House and Senate Judiciary Committee chairs on the issue. Today this may have as great an effect as filing a lawsuit on a difficult issue. The CLE workbook also contains sample OIG complaints. The latest CLE was held in Detroit at the National Lawyers Guild Annual Convention in October 2008.