law schools get legal textbook support

Law Schools Get Legal textbook Support from USAID

ADDIS ABABA – The United States aid agency or USAID said it has donated legal textbooks, valued at $120,000, today to law schools of Ethiopian universities.

The textbooks were handed over to the Ethiopian Law Schools Association (ELSA), which will distribute them to 40 law schools,

The textbooks were designed and written by Ethiopian lawyers and legal scholars to be used to train law students in undergraduate programs. 

There are 40 universities in Ethiopia with law schools providing 2, 000 students with undergraduate courses.

As per the US Embassy in Addis, “until now, these law schools lacked a standard set of well-researched, comprehensive, and up-to-date textbooks.”

To address this need, USAID’s Feteh (Justice) activity supported the development and publication of textbooks.

The preparation includes four undergraduate courses- Ethiopian Criminal Law (Revised Edition), Ethiopian Constitutional Law (Revised Edition), Ethiopian Tax Law, and Ethiopian Employment Law.  

The electronic versions of these textbooks will be available online through ELSA’s website. 

Featured Image: USAID/Ethiopia’s Office of Democracy and Governance Program Management Specialist Tessema Mebratu hands over legal textbooks to Mehari Redae, Associate Professor at the Addis Ababa University, and Dersolegne Yeneabat, Executive Director of ELSA, Addis Ababa, February 16, 2023