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Loyola University Chicago Program in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW)

Rome, Italy
Joined October 2017

Deliver an oriented graduate law program and local programs for both lawyers and non-lawyers to strengthen national expertise and leadership in the promotion of the rule of law and legal empowerment



Presence in: Italy, United States
Focus: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Health, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

PROGRAM IN RULE OF LAW FOR DEVELOPMENT (PROLAW)

Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Program in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) works to support sustained progress towards rule of law in countries that are developing, in economic transition, or recovering from violent conflict. Its vision is a world in which all countries are governed under the rule of law that facilitates their pursuit of justice and sustainable development. PROLAW’s practice-oriented
academic programs are focused on two degree tracks leading to the Master of Laws (LLM) in Rule of Law for Development for students with law degrees and the Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Rule of Law for Development for students with degrees in other fields.

To achieve our vision of rule of law-based societies, we seek to equip legal and development professionals with the knowledge and practical skills needed to inspire, lead and manage efforts to strengthen law and institutions to further national development. The PROLAW curricula is taught by practitioner-experts with
deep multi-jurisdiction experience in supporting national initiatives aimed at improving the rule of law. They help the students develop in-depth knowledge and skills on how to provide actionable advice and guidance in such key areas as conflict prevention, peace building, legal empowerment, access to justice, anti-corruption, gender equity and environmental sustainability. The program has agreements with the African Union and the Organization of American States which are focusing on building those organization’s capacity to promote the rule of law in their regions.

 

People Associated With This Organization

Innocent Chamisa

Zimbabwe  
Loyola University Chicago Program in... (Unverified)
Joined January 2019
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
International development practitioner, with a background in Agriculture, Rural Development, Natural Resource Management, Jurisprudence and Rule of Law for Development , whose work has been centered on promoting sustainable agriculture and rural development practices across the globe, encouraging active participation of youths and women.

Innocent, is a creative and a strategic young leader, who is intrinsically motivated and has emerged as a global force in youth development, a 2018; 2019 Global Social Media Ambassador for Food Security. Innocent has been extensively involved in Youth work, Policy and advocacy. A multilingual person with vast Local, Regional and International experience and exposure. Innocent is a Graduate in Jurisprudence and Rule of Law for Development; Rural Development and Sustainable Natural Resource Management and further academic background in Agricultural sciences, Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D). Proven skills in Policy work, Paralegal advisory; Knowledge Management; Communication; Youth work; leadership and Community development

William Loris

Italy  
Loyola University Chicago Program in...
Joined October 2017
Mr. Loris serves as Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Program Director and Senior Lecturer for the Master of Laws (LL.M) and Masters in Jurisprudence (MJ) programs in Rule of Law for Development (the PROLAW Program) which are delivered at Loyola’s campus in Rome, Italy. He co-founded and served as the Director General of the International Development Law Organization. IDLO promotes the rule of law in developing countries, countries in economic transition and countries recovering from violent conflict. He previously served for 10 years as a legal advisor to USAID, first in West Africa and then in Egypt. He made legal empowerment a pillar in IDLO's strategy and carries that on in his present work.

Member of the Steering Committee of the World Bank Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development. Former Member, World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Corruption. Advocating for legal empowerment through use of micro civil actions against corruption affecting the poor.
William Loris is the network champion (main point of contact) for Loyola University Chicago Program in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW).

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