leitner center events, Public Defense on the Front Lines

Public Defense on the Front Lines
February 5, 2013 12:30PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Room 302, Fordham Law School, 140 W. 62nd St. New York, NY 10023
Contact: Aminta Ossom | aossom@law.fordham.edu

Brown Bag Lunch Series

ILF TrainingBy providing a link between physical security and acceptable standards of justice, functioning criminal justice systems are key to any post-conflict reconstruction effort. However, reconstruction and development programs that reflect this principle often only support prosecutors and criminal court judges, creating lopsided results to the detriment of equitable rule of law. To counter this trend, the non-governmental International Legal Foundation (ILF) works to establish public defender systems in post-conflict and transitional countries.  With programs presently operating in Afghanistan, Nepal, and the West Bank, the ILF supports the establishment of public defender systems that provide effective, quality criminal defense services to the poor.  Our speaker, Fred Jennings, will discuss the unique challenges, achievements, and opportunities ILF programs face in Afghanistan and the West Bank.ILF - Training at work

A recent law school graduate, Fred Jennings began working at ILF in its New York headquarters during his 2L year. He has since worked in ILF country offices in Afghanistan and the West Bank. Supported by Fordham’s Public Service Fellowship, Fred was recently selected to lead ILF’s research for a groundbreaking study on juvenile justice in the Palestinian court system. Fred is a graduate of George Washington University and the Fordham University School of Law, where he participated in the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic.

Brown Bag Lunch Series



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Leitner Center for International Law and Justice
Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10023 USA

Email: LeitnerCenter@law.fordham.edu
Telephone: 212.636.6862
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Senior Fellow, Asia Law and Justice Program

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