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Loyola University New Orleans law professor presents seminar in Morocco

Loyola press release - August 10, 2000

(New Orleans)—-Loyola University New Orleans Law Professor David Gruning presented a seminar in Rabat, Morocco, this summer for 40 Moroccan commercial and administrative court judges on the "Role of the Judge in Anglo-American Law."

The seminar was organized by the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) which is working under a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to conduct a judicial training program in Morocco. The foundation plans to conduct several more seminars for judges in the Moroccan commercial and administrative law courts over the next eight months. Joining Gruning on the panel were Jacques Frémont, dean of the law faculty at the University of Montreal, and Judge Samuel Bufford of the Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles.

Gruning said, "For one with an interest in comparative law, it is fascinating to see the combination of European modes of legal thinking with non-European cultures." IFES Senior Program Officer Amy Hawthorne added, "This project is part of a larger USAID effort to assist in modernizing the Moroccan court system.