Professor Edwards Presents to State Department Officials at U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg
Professor George Edwards gave a video presentation to U.S. State Department officials taking part in a workshop at the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa. He focused on how African students might gain admission to and be successful in law school programs in the United States.
The title of his presentation was “What East & Southern African Students Need to Know About Studying Law in the U.S.: Food for Thought Regarding U.S. Master of Laws (LL.M.), Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Doctor of Juridical Sciences (S.J.D.) Degree Programs.”
His video conference was to EducationUSA advisors from 19 countries across Southern and East Africa. EducationUSA is a U.S. State Department affiliated network of 450 educational advising centers in 170 countries. It strives to foster mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries. EducationUSA advisers and staff work with U.S. higher education professionals to promote international student enrollment. Professor Edwards in recent years has presented international legal education materials to EducationUSA Centers at Embassies, Consulates, Fulbright offices and other locations in about two dozen countries on five continents. His presentations build upon his book LL.M. Roadmap: An International Student’s Guide to U.S. Law School Programs.
Professor Edwards is the Carl M. Gray Professor of Law, the founder and director of the Program in International Human Rights Law, and a John S. Grimes Fellow at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is the founder and former director of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Track in International Human Rights Law at the law school.