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    Marquette bolsters law schools in seven African countries: Donated law books from Wisconsin bound for Africa

    Marquette University law students and faculty recently donated 1,793 pounds of books to law schools in Africa through a book drive organized by the student organization Association for Women in Law (AWL) at Marquette University Law School.
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    Vol. 81, No. 10, October 2008

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    Marquette bolsters law schools in seven African countries

    Donated law books from Wisconsin bound for Africa

    Marquette University law students and faculty recently donated 1,793 pounds of books to law schools in Africa through a book drive organized by the student organization Association for Women in Law (AWL) at Marquette University Law School.

    In the spring of 2007, Lisa Mazzie Hatlen, assistant professor of legal writing at Marquette, spoke at a conference in Nairobi, Kenya, where she observed sparse law libraries and heard from African students and professors about the scarcity of law books in their countries. Hatlen shared her experience and observations with her students when she returned to Marquette. One of those students, Ashley Thompson, now a third-year law student at Marquette, took the idea of a book drive to the AWL.

    Marquette students collected books and other supplies, which were added to donations from 22 other law schools. The books were delivered to Nairobi in early August and were distributed to various law schools throughout Africa, in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.




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