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Learn about South Africa CLE at info session Jan. 25

January 10, 2012

For the last five years students have had the chance to study abroad in South Africa. This year the law school is opening the first week's course - South African Law, Policy, and History: Apartheid, Democracy, and the Future - to attorneys for CLE credit. The course will run for five days and will involve lectures from academics, practitioners, and judges as well as field trips to key sites. Professors Laurel Oates and Mimi Samuel coordinate and teach in the program.

There will be an informational session on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at 6 p.m. in Room C-5 of Sullivan Hall.  

The first day, the focus will be on the history of South Africa; on the second and third days, the South African legal system; and the fourth and fifth days, business, political, and social policies. Field trips to the world-recognized Apartheid Museum; to a magistrate court and the Constitutional Court; to the site of the main prisons used during the Apartheid era; to Soweto; and to a law clinic are planned to coincide with and complement the topic covered in each day's lectures. 

On the last day of the program, participants will visit Pilanesburg Game Park, just a few hours outside Johannesburg, where they will have the opportunity to view the "big five" and enjoy a traditional South African braai or barbeque. 

The program will run from May 27 through June 2, 2012 and offers 20 CLE credits, including two ethics hours.  In addition, if interested, attorneys can enroll in the law school classes that run from June 4 through June 15.

Find out more about the program. For more information, contact If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact Professor Laurel Oates or Professor Mimi Samuel.