Washburn Law and South Texas Selected for International Education Project

Washburn University School of Law, in Topeka, Kansas, and South Texas College of Law, in Houston, Texas, are pleased to announce their participation in the legal education component of an exciting initiative to assist the Republic of Georgia: The Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project (JILEP). This innovative project is helping to revamp the legal system in the Republic of Georgia, with its legal education component focusing on institution building, the development of teaching methodology, and the improvement of skills-related curriculum in the Black Sea country.

South Texas and Washburn Law are providing assistance to Georgia in developing legal education reforms through the creation of National Centers of Learning at two Georgian Universities:

  • Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Faculty of Law (Tbilisi)
  • Free University of Tbilisi

The Free University Center will focus on commercial law, modeling its program after Washburn Law’s Business and Transactional Law Center. The Tbilisi Center will focus with South Texas on alternative dispute resolution (ADR), drawing upon South Texas’s well-established reputation in advocacy and ADR skills. The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, co-sponsored by Washburn and Gonzaga University School of Law, will conduct the teaching methodology components of the grant.

The JILEP program is being implemented by East-West Management Institute and is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).