In an unprecedented attack in Afghanistan, the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) was the target of a terrorist assault that took the lives of 13 students, faculty, and staff. Despite the regular violence and bloodshed in the country, universities had been exempt from such attacks. This was a devastating loss not only for Afghanistan but also for Stanford, which has a close partnership with AUAF’s Law Department though the Afghanistan Legal Education Project. Law professor Naqib Ahmad Kphulwak and law student Jamshid Zafar were among those killed in the attack. The tragedy has highlighted the extreme challenges involved in, and the sacrifices of people committed to, promoting rule of law in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP)

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The Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP) was founded in 2007 as a student-driven initiative under Stanford Law School’s Rule of Law Program. Since then, ALEP has published six textbooks about Afghan law for Afghan audiences, and has an additional three forthcoming. In 2012 ALEP received a $7.24 million grant from the U.S. Department of State, which helped ALEP expand its textbook-writing capabilities and establish the BA-LLB (Bachelor of Arts and Law) degree program at the American University of Afghanistan.

Contact Us

Afghanistan Legal Education Project
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305
650 736.7967

Rolando Garcia Miron
Program Advisor

We work under the Rule of Law Program at Stanford University. To learn more about this program, please view the Rule of Law page: