The Association of Ghanaian Lawyers of America (AGLA) honors Fordham Law School’s Leitner Center and Clinical Professor, Paolo Galizzi.
The Association of Ghanaian Lawyers of America (AGLA) will honor the Leitner Center, Fordham Law School and Paolo Galizzi, Clinical Professor of law on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at AGLA’s dinner dance at The Gran Centurions in Clark, NJ for their exemplary work in helping to advance the rule of law in Ghana. Fordham Law School’s Leitner Center and Professor Galizzi have been leaders in the effort to expand the frontiers of legal education, access to justice and judicial capacity building, among other initiatives, in Ghana.
Through legal summer schools and judicial initiatives, collaborations with Ghanaian law schools and faculty, and assistance to the justice department of Ghana, the Leitner Center and Professor Galizzi have tremendously impacted justice delivery in Ghana.
“Few other legal institutions have empowered and helped develop and enhance Ghana’s judicial independence as these two entities have,” said Kwaku Boafoh Agyeman, AGLA president. Agyeman added that “Galizzi’s leadership in engaging with legal stalwarts and policy makers, facilitating trans-atlantic dialogue on Ghana’s legal aid and prison system, and the bench and bar deserves our attention and recognition.”
Desmond Dawuni, Communications Director of AGLA noted that “it is a delight to honor the Leitner Center and Professor Galizzi for their work in Ghana and to encourage them that their work has not gone unnoticed by Ghanaian lawyers who should, rightfully, recognize their input.”
AGLA’s 2nd annual dinner dance brings together the broader community of Ghanaians, attorneys of Ghanaian descent practicing in the U.S. and other professionals in the NY, NJ and CT area. AGLA’s D.C., Maryland and Virginia chapter will also be in attendance.
AGLA provides a forum for Ghanaian Lawyers in the U.S. to address matters relevant to their profession, to advocate and support the advancement of Ghana and its people while serving as a dominant link between Ghana and the United States.