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Eva Mitchell, director of alumni relationsRon Slye
Professor and Director of International and Comparative Law



Law school sponsors summer program in South Africa

As part of the law school’s rapidly growing international programs, 15 students will take part in Global Justice Advocacy in South Africa this summer. The four-week program is cosponsored by The Mandela Institute of the Law School of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

It provides an intensive introduction to global human rights advocacy from an African perspective. Four courses will be offered and will be supplemented by lectures by prominent South African and American lawyers and human rights advocates and field trips to such institutions as the Apartheid Museum and the Constitutional Court.

The courses are International Humanitarian Law and Use of Force: An African Perspective; Accountability for Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity in Africa; South African Constitutional Law; and Global Justice Advocacy. Courses will be taught by both U.S. and South African professors.

Professor Ron Slye, director of International and Comparative Law, oversees the summer program. Slye spent spring and summer 2006 in South Africa, as the Bram Fischer Visiting Professor in Human Rights, which is part of The Mandela Institute. He is writing a casebook on international criminal law and a book on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its amnesty process.

For more information, please click here.

Also, for the second year, the law school is sending students to Rio de Janeiro for a summer program that includes two modules offering courses such as Coastal Law, Comparative Approaches to Race; Ethnicity and the Law Seminar; International and Comparative Equality Law Seminar; International Trade Law; Public Health Law & Policy: Global and Comparative Perspectives; Comparative Environmental Law: Urban Issues; Comparative Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Conflict Prevention and Community Improvement; International Human Rights Law Seminar.

SU Law Professors Melinda Branscomb and Mark Chinen will join other faculty from the United States and Brazil. For more information, please click here.

Students also are participating in more international externships, and faculty are teaching and working overseas. Read more about the law school’s international reach in “Legal Education Without Borders” in the December 2006 issue of the Lawyer.


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