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The Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP)

ALEP was founded in 2007 as a student-driven initiative. 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’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL). This grant has allowed ALEP to expand its textbook-writing capabilities and also helped ALEP to establish the BA-LLB (Bachelor of Arts and Law) degree program at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). Today, ALEP runs much like a small development organization and is student-led with faculty and staff support. ALEP members get experience in comparative law, as well as the satisfaction of creating work products that are immediately useful.