Global Alliance for Justice Education

1999 Conference and Workshops
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
8-17 December 1999

Pre-Conference Workshop: “Transforming Legal Education into Justice Education”
Wednesday, 8 December 1999

Workshop Committee: Margaret Barry, Clark Cunningham (Chair), Adrian Evans, Peggy Maisel, N.R. Madhava Menon, Poonam Puri

9:30 AM: Opening Plenary Session: Clark Cunningham

10:00 AM: Session A
11:30 AM: Session B
2:00 PM: Session C
3:30 PM: Session D

4:30 PM: Closing Plenary: N.R. Madhava Menon

GAJE Inaugural Conference: “A Global Perspective on Justice Education”
Thursday – Sunday, 9-12 December 1999

Conference Planning Committee: Frank Bloch (Co-Chair), Judith Dickson, N.R. Madhava Menon (Co-Chair), David McQuoid-Mason

Thursday, 9 December 1999
2:00 PM: Welcome Plenary Session (VJT Hall)
4:30 PM: Opening Session (Nishagandhi Auditorium)
Special Guests: President, Bar Association of India; Governor of Kerala
6:30 PM: Cultural Programme (Nishagandhi Auditorium)
8:30 PM: Welcome Reception and Dinner (Hotel South Park)

Friday, 10 December 1999

Morning session: Law, Development, and Social Justice
Session Coordinator: Judith Dickson

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Plenary Session
“Community-Based Justice Education” and “Advancing Women’s Rights”
Speakers: Fitnat Adjetey, Dora Byamukama, Judith Dickson, Philip Iya, Ravi Rebbapragada, Susan Ross, Brenda Smith,

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Breakout Sessions
Session A: “Taking Sides: Whose Interests and What Issues to Advocate”
Session B: “Working with NGOs: Legal Interventions and Community Development”
Session C: “Integrating Gender into Justice Education”
Facilitators: Martin Bohmer, Judith Dickson, Beth Lyon, Poonam Puri, Poonam Saxena, Andrea Seielstad

1:00 PM Commemoration of International Human Rights Day

Afternoon Session: Legal Services and Access to Justice
Session coordinator: David McQuiod-Mason

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Plenary Session
“Teaching Legal Skills and Social Justice Through Street Law” and “Law Clinics in Developing Countries: Doing More with Less”
Speakers: Jan Hrubala, Titi Liu, N.L.Mitra, David McQuoid-Mason, Edward O’Brien, Monica Platek, Mizanur Rahman, Asha Ramgobin

Break-out Sessions (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Session A: “Street Law Projects as Justice Education”
Session B: “Legal Clinics as a Resource for Service Delivery”
Session C: “Regional Perspectives on Implementing Justice Education Projects”
Facilitators: Peggy Maisel, Christopher Mulei, Edward O’Brien, Dima Shabelnikov, S. Sivakumar, Eleonora Zielinska

Saturday, 11 December 1999

Morning Session: International Collaboration in Promoting Justice Education
Session Coordinator: Frank Bloch

Plenary Session (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM)
“Working Together: Collaborations Between Law Teachers and Activists”, “Collaborative research and Justice Education” and “Using Technology for Cross-National Collaboration”
Speakers: Frank Bloch, Adrian Evans, Sheila Minkah-Premo, Les McCrimmon, Jane Schukoske, Kulsum Wakabi

Breakout Sessions (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Session A “Expanding Opportunities for Collaboration in Justice Education”
Session B “Developing Model Teaching Materials and Teaching Methods for use in Multiple Countries”
Session C “Regional Cooperation in Justice Education”
Facilitators: Margaret Barry, Marlene Le Brun, V. Nagaraj, Zaza Namoradze, Edwin Rekosh, Ekaterina Shugrina, Fryderyk Zoll

Afternoon Session: Site Visit to Lok Adalats
Session Coordinator: N.R. Madhava Menon

2:00 PM: Orientation and departure for Site Visit to Lok Adalats
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Site Visit to Lok Adalats

8:00 PM: Farewell Dinner

Sunday, 12 December 1999

9:00 AM – 12:00 noon: Open Meeting to plan future of GAJE

Post-Conference Workshop: “Training Trainers for Justice Education”

13-17 December 1999

Workshop Committee: Clark Cunningham, Nigel Duncan, Kenneth Gallant, Neil Gold (Co-Chair), Richard Grimes, Catherine Klein, Ved Kumari, April Land, Marlene Le Brun (Co-Chair), Don Peters, Poonam Saxena, Karen Tokarz,

Monday, 13 December 1999

General theme: “Justice education in context”

Selected topics: “An Exploration of the Contents and Contexts of Justice Education: meaning and message”; “Interviewing and Counselling: A Study of Clinical Teaching Process”

Tuesday, 14 December 1999

General theme: “Understanding Our Students and their Ways of Learning”

Selected topics: “Does Myers Briggs Translate cross culturally? “Learning Styles: Kolb and the International Learning Context”

Wednesday, 15 December 1999

General Theme: “Effective Lawyering Practice Translated into Legal Education”

Selected topics: “Teaching Methods and Styles”; “Assessment of Student Learning: Justice in Practice”

Thursday, 16 December 1999

General theme: “The Implementation of Learning of the Workshop into Practice”

Friday, 17 December 1999

General theme: “Issues in Justice Education: Culture, Context, Opportunity and Justice”