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High Council of Justice of Georgia

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Georgian Bar Association

Georgian Bar Association

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

EWMI/PROLoG Trains Professors on Amicus Briefs and Shadow Reporting

28 July 2017 Konstantine Vardzelashvili talks about the importance and purpose of amicus briefs for the Constitutional Court of Georgia

On July 22-23, PROLoG organized a workshop for law school clinic professors and human rights professors on how to write and teach to write amicus curiae briefs (briefs submitted to courts by entities who are not parties to the dispute) for Georgian courts and international fora, as well as how to prepare shadow reports for UN Treaty Bodies. The aim of the workshop was to strengthen the human rights aspect of the legal clinics’ curricula and add more practical elements to the teaching of human rights courses. Konstantine Vardzelashvili, former deputy head of the Constitutional Court of Georgia, and PROLoG’s international expert Bridget Arimond, human rights expert from Northwestern University Law School in Chicago, conducted the workshop. Fourteen law professors from different Georgian law schools participated. As a result of the training professors will have a better understanding of how to teach the techniques of writing of amicus curiae briefs, how to integrate these tools into the clinical curriculum, and how to use these tools to develop students’ practical skills.

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