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Attorney General and Minister of Justice of Ghana Visits Fordham Law

May 12, 2010

His Excellency Ambassador Leslie Christian, Permanent Representative of Ghana to the United Nations.The Attorney General and Minister of Justice of Ghana, Betty Mould Iddrisu, came to Fordham Law earlier this month as part of an official visit to the United States to strengthen Ghana's diplomatic ties and to promote the rule of law.
 
 l-r: Dean William Michael Treanor, Betty Mould Iddrisu, and His Excellency Ambassador Leslie Christian, Permanent Representative of Ghana to the United Nations

 
The Attorney General spoke with the Law School's clinical faculty about its curriculum and also discussed the possibility of legal education reforms in Ghana. Clinical Associate Professor Paolo Galizzi, Director of the Leitner Center's Sustainable Development Legal Initiative, coordinated her visit.
 
"Mrs. Mould Iddrisu is an excellent advocate for the rule of law and democratic principles in Ghana," said Galizzi. "We at the Law School are honored to host such a respected public official."
 
While in New York, the Attorney General also attended a dinner with the Association of Ghanaian Lawyers of America (AGLA), of which Fordham Law Adjunct Professor and Librarian Victor Essien is a board member.
 
Mrs. Mould Iddrisu later traveled to Washington, DC to meet with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.