Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Seminar Brought Legal Scholarship, Research, and Field Work To Bear on Post-Earthquake Haiti

Published By Duke Law News Helping improve Haiti’s legal infrastructure was the focus of a spring-semester ad hoc seminar and field work for seven Duke Law students. The 2Ls traveled to Haiti in March, along with faculty adviser Guy-Uriel Charles, the Charles S. Rhyne Professor of Law, where they worked on three distinct projects relating to judicial reform and independence, housing and relocation, and women’s rights related to housing issues. Their seminar work was an outgrowth of an abiding interest in Haiti’s post-earthquake recovery for 2013 classmates Katie Claire Hoffmann, Chris Jones, Ellie Marranzini, and Maia Pelleg. They had also spent their 1L spring break in the Caribbean nation, producing a video for the nonprofit Institute for Justice and Democracy (IJDH) which documented the plight of citizens who lost their homes during the 2010 earthquake. They subsequently founded the Haiti Legal Advocacy Project (HLAP) at […]

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