Dec 3 2015 (All day)

The last number of the National Institute of Justice magazine "Revista" published two articles about The Leavitt Institute for International Development and its project in Moldova "JET Initiative":

1. Interview with David O. Leavitt, Director of the Leavitt Institute for International Development Page 2.

2. "Trial by jury in the United States" by Robert Lochhead, Deputy Director of the Leavitt Institute for International Development. Page 49.


Oct 24 2012 (All day)

The Adversarial Proceedings Competition aims to increase student awareness, understanding, and mastery of the character traits and skills necessary to function in an adversarial proceeding. The competition is open to participants from the BUILD course. The competition gauges participants’ ability to think rapidly, speak logically in time-pressured situations, organize and present thoughts in persuasive and compelling ways, and to act ethically with dignity and integrity. It aims to gives participants a chance to put the skills they have developed in the BUILD course into action and better understand the material they have learned.

Oct 2 2012 (All day)

The Leavitt Institute recently began work within Rwanda to establish an aggressive program to facilitate development of the Rwandan legal system. While Ukraine and Rwanda are progressing, TLI has set its sights on expanding to other countries and regions in transition. Doing so will expand opportunities for American legal professionals to have more diversified prospects for service, and it will build the legal systems and culture of nations beyond Ukraine. Unfortunately, expansion into other developing nations requires significant outlay of hard costs associated with airfare, hotels, meals, and other travel necessities. Such expenditures are necessary to build trusting relationships with in-country and out-of-country funding partners. We ask for your help in expanding TLI into other nations by contributing to the TLI Developing Nations Fund. Your donation is tax deductible and you can be assured that only the actual costs associated with such development travel are paid for with your donation. TLI uses no Developing Nations Fund monies to pay administrative overhead costs. With your help and support, TLI can create programs in the following countries

Aug 14 2012 - 11:30am

The St. George Daily Spectrum recently wrote an article about the 2012 TLI Summer Internship Program.  This article was featured in the Kyiv Post.

CEDAR CITY — A group of legal professionals from Ukraine — including a police officer, a law professor, a paralegal and a legal interpreter — are spending time in Southern Utah to learn about the American Legal System with hopes of bringing change to their homeland in an exchange program sponsored by the Leavitt Institute for International Development.

“I think we acquired quite an extensive experience here,” said Igor Semak, a paralegal and law school graduate from Ukraine. “Not only knowledge of how the judicial system works, but we saw the experience of the attitude, the way of life, the way of coming all together for the greater good in the United States.”

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