The University of Iowa (UI) College of Law entered into a collegiate-level Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) of Kenya, which will run for a period of five years starting November 2022.
The new MOU between the Kenyan JSC and the UI College of Law formalizes a long-standing collaboration between the institutions, in areas including but not limited to exchange/mentorship programs, joint proposals for research grants, technical support in applied research, and training of judges and judicial officers.
“Both Iowa and JSC are excited about what we can learn from each other in the areas of social and legal justice as they apply to research, teaching, and training,” said Russ Ganim, associate provost and dean of International Programs at the UI.
The JSC is a constitutional body established to promote and facilitate the independence and accountability of the judiciary and the efficient, effective, and transparent administration of justice. It is responsible for preparing and implementing continuing education and training of judges and judicial officers in Kenya.
“The UI Center for Human Rights and the UI College of Law is delighted to have the new MOU with Kenyan JSC,” said Adrien Wing, associate dean for International & Comparative Law Programs and director of the UI Center for Human Rights. “It is our first MOU with an institution in Africa and we look forward to fruitful collaborations in the future.”
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