Professor Barbara Fedders Attends Global Alliance for Justice Education Conference

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From July 22-25, 2015, I joined 350 delegates from around the world at Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey, for the 8th Annual Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE) conference, “Justice Education for a Just Society.” GAJE works to facilitate international information sharing and collaboration on justice education; serves as a clearinghouse of teaching methods and materials; and convenes global conferences on justice education at locations accessible and affordable for individuals from developing countries. The sessions during this year’s conference featured eight different streams: Content of Social Justice Education; Resources and Methodologies for Social Justice Education; Sustainability of Clinics; Regional and International Collaboration; Overcoming Obstacles to Promotion of Human Rights, Social Justice, and Legal Education Reform; Pro Bono and Legal Clinics; New Initiatives and Innovations in Justice Education; and scholarly presentations organized by the International Journal on Clinical Legal Education. In addition to sharing pedagogical techniques, litigation ideas, and community organizing strategies with colleagues from Nigeria, Spain, and Belarus, I was able to visit a Turkish prison and hear from the country’s Deputy Minister of Justice about criminal justice policies there. I returned to UNC with multiple concrete ideas for strengthening both the content and teaching methodologies I use in the Youth Justice Clinic. My participation in the conference was made possible through my grant from the UNC Faculty Engaged Scholar program.

Posted by Barbara A. Fedders on Wed. September 30, 2015 2:22 PM
Categories: Youth Justice Clinic
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