Cherie met members of the Law Faculty and then addressed students studying law at USD explaining her own legal career.
Last week Cherie visited the University of San Diego School of Law to thank them for being the first American University to join the Africa Justice Foundation in sponsoring a scholar, in their case from Ethiopia, to join their LLM course which starts in January 2012.
She met Dean and Professor of Law Stephen Ferruolo and explained that the feedback from past scholars who had attended courses proved the value of further legal experience to lawyers from countries where the legal sector welcomes help in becoming fully operational. In Rwanda for example following the genocide there were less than 10 lawyers left alive and it has taken time to build up legal capacity. Attending the AJF sponsored courses enabled the scholars to obtain a better understanding of legal matters and to obtain specific experience of various related sectors e.g. parliamentary drafting. This would in time lead to a transparent judiciary, effective legislation and would promote external confidence.
Cherie met members of the Law Faculty and then addressed students studying law at USD explaining her own legal career and discussed the advances for women generally over the last 30 years and in particular in the law. Students then asked her questions about her legal career, human rights and personal life.