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Erik Jensen, JD

Professor of the Practice of Law at Stanford Law School and Co-director of the law school's Rule of Law Program; CDDRL Affiliated Faculty

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September 25th, 2012

Stanford’s Afghanistan Legal Education Project receives funding to train a future generation of lawyers

CDDRL, FSI Stanford in the news

The Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP) at the Stanford Law School received a $7.2 million grant from the U.S. State department to build a law degree program at the American University of Afghanistan. Erik Jensen, ALEP faculty advisor and CDDRL affiliated faculty member, was instrumental in securing this funding to help train a new generation of Afghan lawyers and to strengthen its legal institutions. Read more »



August 17th, 2012

Fighting for reform in 22 countries, Stanford fellows get lessons in building democracy

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program News

Some of this year's Draper Hills Summer Fellows have been imprisoned and abused for trying to democratize their countries. Read more »



July 6th, 2012

CDDRL's Erik Jensen advises African Development Bank on the importance of law and development

CDDRL 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.




May 3rd, 2012

Despite questions over US-Afghan pact, Stanford professor remains optimistic

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 »



June 2nd, 2011

Graduation at American University of Afghanistan

CDDRL, 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.





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As Chinese courts announce 'guiding cases,' Stanford Law School helps to spread the word
A Stanford website translates important rulings by the Supreme People's Court that serve as guides for lower courts, helping the vast country to move toward more consistent judicial decisions.
February 6, 2012 in Stanford University News

Shaping rule of law
Armed only with law textbooks, six Stanford law students and faculty advisor and senior research scholar Erik Jensen landed in Kabul, Afghanistan on Feb. 6 on a mission that would last six days. The group made up Stanford's Afghanistan Legal Education ...
March 9, 2011 in The Stanford Daily

Stanford team's law books help Afghan students
Seven thousand miles away, two students at Stanford University's law school thought they could help. Stanford law Professor Erik Jensen smiled as he ...
September 7, 2010 in San Francisco Chronicle

Teaching law in Afghanistan and other developing nations, Stanford Law School ...
"The textbooks aren't designed to just give all the right answers," said Erik Jensen, co-director of the Law School's Rule of Law Program and an adviser to ...
June 28, 2010 in Stanford University News