In a discussion with Stanford Lawyer -- moderated by Sharon Driscoll -- Erik Jensen and Debra Zumwalt, both of whom serve on the AUAF board, join Nasiruddin Nezaami, chair of the law department and a law professor at the AUAF, and Gharsanay Amin, a graduate of the AUAF law program. Together, they weigh in on the current situation in Kabul, the future of the law program at AUAF, ALEP, how students and faculty at the university are coping, and what's next for the country.
Since enrolling its first class in 2006, comprised of 51 students, AUAF has educated thousands of graduates, many of whom are rising stars in fields ranging from law to science and business to politics. Central to this effort, since the university’s inception, has been the Stanford University Law School Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP), both for the university — in designing and fostering its 4-year LLB and MBA degrees — and the country of Afghanistan — in spurring an entire generation of legal practitioners in Afghanistan.
Fifteen years on, reflecting on the incredible progress made and the current situation, SLS offers a candid and inspiring conversation on the program’s past, present, and future.