State-Building and the Rule of Law Workshop: Advanced (BLPP)


Course Code:
LAW 453B
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail


The Advanced Workshop on State-Building and the Rule of Law builds on the State-Building and Rule of Law Seminar offered in the fall quarter. Enrollment is by consent and limited to students who successfully completed the fall seminar and are members of one of the four Rule of Law Projects: the Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP), the Rwanda Law and Development Project (RLDP), the Timor Leste Legal Education Project (TLLEP), or the Iraq Legal Education Initiative (ILEI). The ALEP team will write textbooks and develop curriculum for, and provide program support to, the Department of Law at American University of Afghanistan. The RLDP team will conduct research and analysis culminating in a background paper on statutory interpretation for the Rwandan Law Review Commission. The TLLEP team will write textbooks and teaching manuals for use at the National Law School of Timor-Leste and the judicial training center. The ILEI team will write textbooks and materials to begin the process of building out a law program at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. Automatic grading penalty waived for writers. Writing (W) credit is for 3Ls only.

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