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23.05.2012 Education

ABA DONATES BOOKS TO LAW SCHOOL

By The Al-Hajj
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The Africa Committee of the American Bar Association's section of International Law, in conjunction with Books for Africa and Thomson Reuters has donated approximately 400 new legal text books to the Ghana Law School.

ABA is the largest voluntary professional association in the world with almost 400,000 members.

The ABA according to a Law School source provides a wide range of legal services to enhance the Legal systems in the various jurisdictions worldwide.

The Mission of the Africa Committee of the ABA's section of International Law, according to the source is “to interact with lawyers, academics, students and others with an interest in African Legal Affairs”.

Membership, according to him is open to all African Lawyers interested in addressing legal issues which impact on the African continent.

The Law and Democracy initiative of Books for Africa seeks to further the rule of law across Africa.

Co-chairs of the initiative are Dr. Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) and Mr. Walter Mondale, former Vice President of the United States, our source disclosed.

The books which were donated by Thomson Reuters to the Ghana School of Law according to our source are the latest editions of new text books which cover a myriad of subjects including a resource module which focuses on 3 areas (i) Common Law texts such as contracts, torts, criminal law, property constitutional law and civil procedures, (ii) business law books including books on patent and intellectual property law, and (iii) legal practice books covering negotiations, trial skills, legal ethics, legal and legislative drafting, citation use and legal advocacy.

By Rowland Phillips Addo

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