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Ethiopian mission for Warwick law lecturers

The University of Warwick School of Law has signed a five-year contract to help in the development of postgraduate legal education in Ethiopia.

The master’s and doctorate courses will be taught at Mekelle University in Ethiopia. They will be aimed at the Country’s existing lawyers as part of a scheme aimed at training its professionals to international standards.

Dr Sam Adelman explained: “The Ethiopian Government has launched a challenging national project to train its professionals across all sectors to compete in the international market place. The aim is to improve the overall state of the economy by raising the qualifications and skills base of its workforce.”

“University of Warwick lecturers will be lecturing at Mekelle University and supervising 18 doctorate students in their research.”

The LLM in Development and Legal Education course will be started by Ethiopian tutors, and supported by up to 20 Warwick staff travelling to the Ethiopia over the next five years. The course involves elements of legal education and public justice – with modules on development, globalisation, governance, gender and human rights.

Dr Adelman added: “The challenge for Warwick is to deliver the right kind of support for both masters and PhD students in ways that are culturally aware and effective.”

The University of Warwick is currently working with the Ethiopian Government on a range of similar initiatives for other economic sectors.


For further information contact:             

Dr Sam Adelman –

Richard Fern, Press Officer, Communications Office, University House, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 8UW. 
Tel: 07876 217740