Erik Jensen, JDProfessor of the Practice of Law at Stanford Law School and Co-director of the law school's Rule of Law Program; CDDRL Affiliated Faculty
CDDRL's Erik Jensen advises African Development Bank on the importance of law and developmentCDDRL in the news
In June 2012, CDDRL affiliated faculty member and Stanford Law School Professor Erik Jensen led a training for the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Tunisia on the relationship between law and economic development. Jensen, who has extensive experience developing rule of law systems in transitioning countries, presented to over 50 of the AFDB's senior leadership to deepen their knowledge of the law's important role in regulating economy and society.
CDDRL, FSI Stanford, CISAC in the news
President Barack Obama's trip to Afghanistan this week to sign the Strategic Partnership Agreement reaffirmed America’s commitment to secure and rebuild the country beyond the 2014 troop withdrawal. Stanford Law Professor Erik Jensen argues that staying the course will have positive outcomes for generations of Afghans to come. Read more »
Graduation at American University of AfghanistanCDDRL, FSI Stanford, FSI Stanford, FSI Stanford, FSI Stanford, FSI Stanford in the news: The Chronicle of Higher Education on May 30, 2011
May 26 was graduation day at the American University of Afghanistan – the first since the university opened in 2006 and cause for celebration for the 32 graduating students and the student body of 789 scholars. Michelle Obama and Laura Bush sent congratulatory messages. U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry gave the keynote address. Erik Jensen, lecturer at Stanford Law School, co-director of the School’s Rule of Law program and CDDRL affiliated faculty, and Debra Zumwalt were there.
- » The Chronicle of Higher Education: In Afghanistan, a Special Graduation
- » The Christian Science Monitor: Can Afghanistan hang on to its newly minted college grads?
CDDRL, FSI Stanford News
The Stanford Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP) led by CDDRL faculty Erik Jensen recently traveled to Afghanistan. ALEP is a joint initiative between the Stanford Law School and CDDRL's Program on State Building and Rule of Law, dedicated to designing legal curricula and textbooks for the next generation of Afghan lawyers. This fact-finding mission to Kabul gave six student leaders the opportunity to meet with their Afghan counterparts at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). ALEP plans to introduce legal coursework at AUAF and translate textbooks into Dari and Pashto, to reach a broader audience of legal scholars. Read more »
Erik Jensen's Afghan Legal Education Project wins new grantCDDRL, FSI Stanford News
An Afghan legal education project led by CDDRL affiliated faculty Erik Jensen, co-director of Stanford Law School's Rule of Law Program, and former Stanford law students Alexander Benard and Eli Sugerman has won adherents among Afghan students eager to learn the country's new laws and top Afghan officials, including the chief justice of the Supreme Court. The group's three online text books, with a fourth to be published this fall, have been so successful that the U.S. State Department has just awarded Stanford $1.3 million to continue the work.