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VIEW FROM OUT HERE
By James Gash

Justice for All: Study Abroad
Leads to Legal Reform in Uganda
IN JULY 2010 I WAS IN UGANDA FOR THE THIRD TIME. I'd spent the evening watching the

The journey I took to get here was unexpected to say
the least, and it changed my life, and my students' lives,
in ways we never imagined.
Three years earlier, two students wandered into my
office at Pepperdine Law School with an idea and a request. They cochaired Pepperdine Law's student chapter
of International Justice Mission (IJM), and had arranged
a Justice Week at the law school in an effort to raise
awareness of injustice in the developing world. One of
the keynote speakers that week was Bob Goff, president
of Restore International. At the end of Bob's talk, he invited the two hundred in attendance to travel with him
to East Africa the next month for a judicial conference
he was hosting in Uganda.
"Can we go with Bob, Dean Gash?" At that time, I was
quite skeptical about what sort of impact law students
could have on the justice system of a developing country.
Nevertheless, after discussing this with my boss, Dean
Kenneth Starr, I approved the trip.
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These students returned with wide eyes and wild ideas
about how they and their classmates could assist Ugandan judges with legal research and judgment writing. That
summer, we sent four students for eight weeks to serve as
interns. The following summer, we sent 10. In the summer
of 2009, we sent another 10-and Dean Starr, who came
back with a Memorandum of Understanding between
Pepperdine and the Ugandan judiciary, formalizing the
relationship between our two institutions. In that document, Pepperdine agreed to appoint a series of one-year
fellows who would be embedded within the judiciary, the
first of whom was John Napier..
One of our students who had himself traveled to Uganda as a student convinced Dean Starr to formally create a
Global Justice Program and to appoint him director upon
his graduation. For the better part of a year, he'd been pestering me to join him on a trip to Uganda. "As the dean of
students, you should travel to see what they're doing and
meet the judges they're working with."

COURTESY OF JAMES GASH

2010 World Cup final match projected on a bedsheet taped to the outer wall of a hotel courtyard
in Gulu-where just a few years earlier, international war criminal Joseph Kony had tortured and
maimed thousands. My companions for the evening had been two teenage brothers I'd met six
months earlier in a juvenile prison, where they'd been languishing for nearly two years waiting to
be put on trial for murder.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - May/June 2016

Toward a Better World
Tech Abroad
The University of Virginia Seeks to Emulate Its Founder
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
International Enrollment
View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
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