Professor Edwards presented an extensive powerpoint to Ms. Alice A.K. King, EducationUSA Advisor at the U.S. Consulate in Cape Town. Ms. King operates at the Consulate’s EducationUSA Advising Center that South African students may visit to learn about study opportunities in the U.S.
Co-presenting at EducationUSA was Ms. Joane Theodule, who is a Juris Doctor students at Indiana University McKinney School of Law. Under the direction of Professor Edwards, Ms. Theodule is working as an intern for a group based at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Law (with Dr. Kelley Moult), which is a faculty to be led by incoming Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews.
Ms. Theodule was born in Haiti and studied in the U.S. as an international students. She was able to share experiences similar to those of South African students who wish to study in the U.S., a country in which they were not born.
Both Ms. Theodule and I also agreed to participate in video-conferences (DVCs) with students, law professors, career counsellors, and others interested in the study of law in the U.S. Ms. Theodule and I can be in a classroom in Indiana, presenting with students in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and other South African cities.
Professor Edwards said “We would appreciate the opportunity to present by video information about U.S. legal studies for South African students. I know that many South African students want to study in the U.S., and we are happy to share information with them”.
Professor Edwards also said “I have met South African students in the U.S., and I have met South African students in South Africa. I am inspired by their dedication and commitment to the formal legal education needed effectively to promote rule of law”
Thanks to Ms. King from the U.S. Consulate for providing this opportunity to share.” Thanks also to Ms. Clara Priester & Ms. Nancy Keteku, both of whom have responsibilities for EducationUSA in different African countries.