The US based Stanford Law school (SLS) visited the faculty of Law at the National University of Rwanda (NUR) this Wednesday, 12th September 2012.
The Stanford Law school delegation made of Professor of the Practice of Law Erik Jensen and his two students were welcomed by the Dean of the Faculty of Law Dr Emmanuel UGIRASHEBUJA.
The delegation met students and exchanged views about different issues pertaining the field of Law.
Jensen, Professor of the Practice of Law at Stanford Law School said that his school planned to visit NUR with the aim of sharing experiences in Law profession exercise and match students‘skills with the needs and demands on the field.
The interaction session between the Stanford Law School and students of NUR Faculty of Law discussed similarities and differences in studying and exercising the Legal profession.
Concerning similarities, it was found out that law clinical program exists on both sides. Regarding difference, in USA Law studies begin at postgraduate level whereas in Rwanda law studies start from the undergraduate level.
About the impartiality of the prosecution, the delegation of Stanford Law School and NUR students agreed that the prosecution is facing challenges of losing its freedom all over the world mainly due to influence of the leadership. However, they said that this varies from country to country.
The Stanford Law School delegation appreciated the efforts of the government of Rwanda in establishing the rule of Law and several policies towards the development of the country.
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