Published on September 25, 2015 | by LawNews
Prof. Barbara Barron Co-Directs and Co-Teaches Course in Macedonia for Balkans Regional Rule of Law Network
From Sept. 7-11, 2015, Professor Barbara Barron co-directed and co-taught a course in Macedonia for the Balkans Regional Rule of Law Network (BRRLN), a regional program implemented by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The goal of the course was to teach advocate trainers — 26 lawyers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia — how to design and teach substantive law and skills courses that would become the basis of CLE curricula in their countries.
Professor Barron primarily created the concept for the five-day course, which she directed and taught with Idlir Pesci, the deputy minister of justice of Albania and a professor of law at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
The BRRLN program seeks to strengthen the rule of law in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia by building mechanisms for collaboration and sharing best practices, tools and knowledge among the region’s bar associations and justice-sector civil society organizations.