Building on its long and successful history of partnership with Ghanaian legal institutions, Fordhams summer program in Ghana will offer students the opportunity to study international and comparative law, while witnessing the path of democracy and development first hand in this regional center of international business and enterprise.
The Program is accredited by the American Bar Association and allows students to earn up to four credits over three and one-half weeks of classroom instruction. Participants also have the option of applying for four-to-six week follow-on legal internships in Ghana, following the
conclusion of the academic session.
The Program is directed by Fordhams Professor Paolo Galizzi, with the assistance of Program Coordinator Alena Herklotz. The Summer 2009 Faculty will include Judge Theodore A. McKee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Fordham Law Professors Victor Essien and Gemma Solimene. Program participants will be able to enroll in any one or two of the following two-credit courses:
Comparative Aspects of Constitutional Law
International Human Rights
International Refugee and Comparative Immigration Law & Procedure
Designed for American law students, the Program is also open to students and professionals from around the world, affording participants the unique opportunity to live and study with Ghanaian and other international students and practitioners in an exciting new environment. The Program also features field trips to Ghanaian law institutions, both formal and informal social events, and optional visits to historic and cultural attractions, to enable students to
experience Ghanaian society and cultural life.
An Information Session for those interested in finding out more about the Program will be held at 12:30pm on Thursday, November 20, 2008, in Room 312 of the main law school building. Pizza will be served.
Additional information can be found on the Program Website.