The African Probate & Policy Initiative is designed to foster study, research, and on-site experiences in Africa. The Initiative will focus on the role of probate and property laws in Tanzanian society, the impact of HIV/AIDS and other illnesses, and the human rights implications of both on life in Tanzania. (For specific details see the program description.)
The Tanzanian legal system is based on British common law but includes elements of Islamic law (khadi courts), codified customary law, and traditional law. This melding of various legal systems can prove challenging for lawyers practicing in Tanzania, as well as to officials whose task it is to implement and enforce the law. As such, Tanzania provides an exceptional environment for comparative legal studies.
This program offers students:
Course Title: African Probate & Policy Initiative
Credits: 4 with optional additional two externship credits
Internship in Tanzania after July 12, 2013. Please contact the instructor for more information.
The application process for the African Probate & Policy Initiative will commence on December 21, 2012.
To access the application go to: African Probate & Policy Initiative Application 2013
Log-in instructions: Log-in with your full student e-mail address and your password.
Print-out instructions: Please print out the form before submitting it so you have a copy for your records.
For further information, please contact: