Improving Legal Education in Iraq: A Roundtable

13 Sep 2016


The University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Center for International Legal Education will be holding a roundtable discussion featuring Dr. Salah Hadi Saleh, the Director General of the Scholarship Department of the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education, who will be the principal speaker for the roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing legal education in Iraq, and lessons that can be drawn from the development and export of legal education elsewhere in the world. Commentators on Dr. Saleh’s presentation will be:
• Mais Abbas Abousy, Attorney-Advisor with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce, who primarily advises governments in the Middle East and North Africa on legal reform and economic development issues;
• Tamara Capeta, Jean Monnet Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb, where she is head of the European Law Department and of Postgraduate Programs in EU law; and
• Professor Haider Hamoudi, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, whose scholarship focuses on Middle Eastern and Islamic Law.

Professor Ronald A. Brand, the Academic Director of Pitt Law’s Center for International Legal Education, will moderate the discussion.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 12:30pm
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law Center for International Legal Education
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building, University of Pittsburgh