Our video channel encourages classrooms to adopt Global South scholarship on human rights.
The broad dilemma and the discrete challenges
The recognized dilemma of North-South imbalance in the production and consumption of academic legal thought cannot be addressed with broad solutions. We broke down the dilemma as follows:
Global South scholars and educators often have greater access to tools for intellectual dialogue with their Global North counterparts than with their Global South colleagues. How do we reverse this trend and what impact can this intervention have?
Challenge 1: Regional cross pollination. A platform for intellectual exchanges of Latin American legal scholars.
Challenge 2: Develop teaching and critical thinking tools that integrate regional scholars' work into legal education. How can the impact of these tools be measured and maximized?
In the long term, can this regional collaboration expand into a South-South cross-regional exchange?
Group Work and Prototype: A tangible means to intervene in legal education in Latin America.
We brought together a group of distinguished public intellectuals who teach at law schools across Latin America and, after several iterations, produced a series of instructional videos on regionally-relevant questions of rights claims and social inclusion. We produced a book mapping legal practice and doctrine in Latin America and reworked our Canal Justicia platform to allow for continued updates, diverse types of support materials, and free access to our book.
Testing, improving, disseminating
We have made these resources available to the public and are currently working on strategies to facilitate a widespread adoption of these materials and effective measurement of their impact. Canal Justicia's dedicated website will update new materials as they become available.