BLSA/Law Review Collect Books for Liberian students

Published: September 10th, 2001

Category: News

The Black Law Students Association and Florida Law Review last week presented more than 600 textbooks and study aids they collected to assist law students at the University of Liberia. (They will continue to accept donations until Wednesday, Sept. 12.) The project was suggested by Adjunct Professor/Federal Magistrate Judge William Wagner, former U.S. Diplomat in Liberia now drafting a Liberian Code of Evidence. Florida Law Review Editor-in-Chief Chris Socco and BLSA President Byron Cherry (second and third from left) presented the books to former Liberian Minister of Justice Phillip Banks (third from right) and University of Liberia School of Law Dean David Jallah (right) at a concourse presentation. Also on hand were Associate Dean Michael Seigel (left), Legal Information Center Director Betty Taylor, Dean Jon Mills and Professor Winston Nagan. The Liberian dignitaries addressed Nagan’s Conflicts of Laws class during their visit. Students helped package the books for shipment while enjoying coffee and doughnuts courtesy of LEXIS. This is the second major donation of books from the law school in 2001. In July, the college donated more than 600 boxes containing 5,600 books to Florida International University in Miami, for use in FIU’s new law library. The law school could no longer house the books, which were duplicates, for space reasons. Books also were offered to the new Florida A&M law school, to be located in Orlando.

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