10.08.2009

Law Professor Partners with Johns Hopkins in Giving Seminar for Iranian Human Rights Attorneys

Regent University School of Law Professor Kathleen McKee recently presented a specialized seminar on Clinical Legal Education at the English for Human Rights Attorneys Conference in Galway, Ireland, August 7 – 21.

The conference and seminar, attended primarily by human rights attorneys from Iran, was held under the auspices of Johns Hopkins University’s Protection Project .

“I was pleased to see that seminar attendees understood the importance of clinical education as providing access to justice for people who are not able to retain an attorney,” McKee said. “They seemed very committed to this issue.”

In preparation for the seminar, McKee analyzed Iran’s constitution and civil code, and also conducted background research in family law, labor law, and other areas likely to be engaged within the scope of clinical education.

McKee looks forward to future work in social justice and human rights issues with foundations like the Protection Project. “I’m hopeful that there will be opportunities to conduct similar seminars,” she said. “South Africa, for example, is a place where we know that social justice is a major concern. Right now human rights issues are prevalent all across the globe.”

Learn more about Prof. McKee’s scholarship here, and about Regent Law’s international programs here.