Patricia McKellar, Joint CLEA General Secretary, visited the Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (GIALS) in Accra, Ghana in February. GIALS was established in 2006 with the express purpose of furthering human development by widening access to quality legal education, training and research and through capacity building programmes. Part of its mission is to work with universities, the legal profession, industry, civil society organisations, and the community to develop programmes of research, consultancy and teaching with focus on social, economic and sustainable development. GIALS has also been working closely with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London.
Patricia met with Director and Professor of Law & Legal Education Stephen Offei (pictured) as well as Victor Chimbwanda, Policy Dialogue & Projects Co-ordinator. CLEA is exploring ways in which we can support the development of learning & teaching practice in legal education in Ghana.
For more information on the Institute, see their website http://gials.org/pages/.