USAID Ethiopia Joins ABA and AAU Law School in Launching First Law Textbooks in 40 Years
At a ceremony at the Addis Ababa University on September 14, 2012, USAID Ethiopia and its partners in the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative celebrated the publishing of five law textbooks developed in cooperation with faculty of the law schools at Addis Ababa University (AAU) and Saint Mary's College. The five books, titled “Ethiopian Constitutional Law,” “Ethiopian Property Law,” “Principles of Ethiopian Criminal Law,” “Ethiopian Criminal Procedure,” and “The Ethiopian Law of Intellectual Property Rights,” will be distributed to 18 public university law schools around Ethiopia.
AAU School of Law Dean Zekarias Kenea presided over the event and USAID Deputy Mission Director Jason Fraser, a lawyer by training, delivered remarks noting USAID's long involvement with and support to the AAU law school dating back to its founding in 1963. Ms. Maria Koularis, Director of the Africa Program, represented the American Bar Association.