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
Stanford’s Afghanistan Legal Education Project receives funding to train a future generation of lawyersCDDRL, 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 »
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 »
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?