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Afghan Program Receives State Department Grant

Nangarhar University students completing selection testing for Jessup Moot Nangarhar University students in Afghanistan completing selection testing for the Jessup Moot Court Competition

The Afghan Legal Educators Project, administered by the Asian Law Center, will receive a $895,000 supplemental grant from the U.S. Department of State to continue the support of Afghan law students and professors studying at the UW School of Law. The Afghan project, originally established with a $2 million grant from the State Department in 2004, supports the law school to provide post-graduate legal training to legal faculty from Afghanistan and curriculum development.

This most recent grant provides funding for conducting an in-country moot court training program and competition, leading to selection of an Afghan team to represent Afghanistan at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition final competitions in Washington, DC, in March 2010. Other funded activities support clinical and practical training for Afghan scholars, the implementation of clinical workshops and empirical research workshops in Afghanistan, and additional graduate degrees to program candidates.


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