Liberian Program Supports Unified Curriculum and Course Materials

April 2011

Late last year, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development and in partnership with the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, initiated a program to support law professors’ professionalism. The faculty fellowship program provides faculty—all of whom work part-time at the law school—additional compensation and technical assistance to develop instruction materials, unified curriculum and effective teaching methodologies.

Currently, four faculty fellows, who were chosen by representatives from the law school, the University of Liberia and ABA ROLI, are producing materials for constitutional law, human rights law, legal methods and criminal law courses.

Program fellows receive stipends that allow them to reduce the amount of time spent on private practice or other sources of income. Additionally, ABA ROLI provides fellows with office space, computers and guidance. The fellowship program will result in Liberian-led production of course books, syllabi and templates for future course development.

To learn more about our work in Liberia, contact the ABA Rule of Law Initiative at rol@americanbar.org.

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