The Defense Institute of International Legal Studies offers nine annual courses on contemporary defense sector legal challenges at DIILS' home base, Naval Station Newport. The schedule of each course includes a number of field studies programs designed to introduce international participants in
these courses to American culture and provide some historical context for the democratic ideals reflected in the U.S. Constitution, U.S. laws, and international norms discussed in seminar. In Boston, classes typically visit the John F. Kennedy library and museum and Harvard University Law School. Among other area attractions, classes also visit the Mashantucket Pequot Native American Museum in Connecticut, where they can discover Native American culture and experience the diversity of perspectives on human
rights issues in the U.S. They also tour historic Newport, Rhode Island, where they are exposed to New England history, British colonial rule, and the evolution of early human rights thinking in America. These visits can be reciprocally beneficial to the host entity as they are to DIILS, as noted in the link below to an article posted by Harvard University Law School following a visit by the 2014 International Law of Military Operations class.
Select the link below for the 'JUSTICE FOR ALL THE EARTH' - Harvard Law Today article.