Friday, May 16, 2008
Among the wonderful things to expect at this summer's Legal Writing Institute Conference is the chance to meet eight law professors from Africa. Their participation was made possible through the generosity of several law schools (including my own), and the further generosity of several individual donors.
The eight professors are:
Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai, Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone
Elizabeth Jan Alividza, Judicial Studies Institute, Uganda
Araya Kebede Araya, Mekelle University, Ethiopia
Henry Mutai, Moi University, Kenya
Olugbenga Oke-Samuel, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria
Daniel Ronald Ruhweza, Makere University Faculty of Law, Uganda
Tushar Kant Saha, National University of Lesotho, Lesotho
George Mukundi Wachira, South African Institute for Constitutional, Public, Human Rights, and International Law, Kenya
We all look forward to welcoming you to the United States and to the Legal Writing Institute Conference.
If you don't know where those countries are, please spend a few minutes with a map of Africa as a way of honoring our guests. You might plan to bring them a small (very small, easy to cary) gift from your home state or law school. And please look for them in Indianapolis, and make them feel welcome. We are honored to have them attending the conference and enriching us all by their participation.
Hat tip and thanks to Laurel Oates, Mimi Samuel, the members of APPEAL, the donor law schools and individual donors who are making their participation possible, and to each of the attendees from Africa.