Ontario, Calif., January 13, 2009 –The University of La Verne College of Law, and its Women’s Legal Society will host a dinner and presentation with a group of visiting lawyers and judges from Afghanistan on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.

“This is a special occasion for the College of Law, one that emphasizes the school’s ongoing interest in international law and world peace and understanding,” stated Charles Doskow, La Verne Law professor and organizer of the event.

The group of women, with their translators and American hosts, including La Verne Law Jurist in Residence Judge Stephen Larson, will attend the event. A dinner will be provided at 6 p.m. for the group and a select number of La Verne Law students and faculty. A Moot Court practice demonstration, a classroom visit and an interactive Q&A session with the students will follow the dinner.

“This evening should give both our guests and our students the opportunity to learn about each other’s legal system and values,” Women’s Legal Society president Angel Braach said.

The Afghan group is visiting as part of the Rule of Law Initiative, a public service project of the American Bar Association. The project is dedicated to promoting rule of law around the world.

“Law varies from culture-to-culture and learning the differences and similarities helps students, lawyers and judges understand the finer nuances of law with a broader, more open-minded perspective,” said La Verne Law Dean Allen K. Easley. “The opportunity to have such a distinguished group of guests from Afghanistan is an honor for the school.”

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About the University of La Verne College of Law
Located in Ontario, Calif., the University of La Verne College of Law serves over 4 million people as the only ABA-approved law school in Inland Southern California and an additional 2.2 million people in San Gabriel Valley and Eastern Los Angeles County. For more information about the College of Law, please call (909) 460-2001 or visit the Web at http://law.laverne.edu.

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The University of La Verne College of Law has been provisionally approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association since 2006. The Section of Legal Education may be contacted at 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610 or by phone at (312) 988-6738.

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