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Title:American law teachers and africa: some historical observations
Author:Paul, J.C.N.ISNI
Periodical:Journal of African Law
Geographic terms:English-speaking Africa
United States
Subjects:development cooperation
legal education
Abstract:American efforts to assist the development of legal education and research in Africa began in the early 1960s, burgeoned during the ensuing decade, and then withered rapidly. The author describes the movement of (primarily young) American law teachers into teaching and other kinds of law work in anglophone Africa during the period 1962-1972, and some of the impact of this activity on scholarship within America. He then describes the ensuing period of sterile debates about 'law and development' and the decline of Africa-oriented legal studies in the United States, concluding with present reflections on past efforts. Notes, ref.