Feb. 6: American Bar Foundation Exchange Speaker Series featuring Bernadette Atuahene

The Institute for Legal Studies announces the following lecture:

"Was the South African Land Restitution Process Fair? A Bottom-Up Assessment of the State's Attempt to Address the Legacy of Land Dispossession"
Professor Bernadette Atuahene
Thursday, February 6, 2014, at noon
Lubar Commons

Bernadette Atuahene is associate professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and an American Bar Foundation faculty fellow. She earned her J.D. at Yale Law School in 2002, her M.P.A. at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2002, and earned her B.A. in 1997 (magna cum laude) from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Broadly, Professor Atuahene's research deals with the confiscation and restitution of property. In 2008, she won the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship and worked with the South African Director General of Land Affairs and his staff. She is presently writing a book about the Land Restitution Program, which is based on 150 interviews she conducted of program beneficiaries. She is also directing and producing a documentary film about one family's struggle to reclaim their land. Professor Atuahene won the Law and Public Affairs Fellowship and was a visiting assistant professor at Princeton University for the 2011-12 academic year.

This lecture is part of the ABF Exchange Speaker Series hosted by Professor Tonya Brito and Professor Elizabeth Mertz, and also is part of the ILS Legal Studies Workshop Series. Lunch will be provided.

Faculty, staff and students planning to attend this lecture may request a copy of Professor Atuahene's paper by contacting Pam Hollenhorst.

Submitted by Law School News on February 6, 2014

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