On Monday, the University of the Aristide Foundation (UniFa) [founded in 2001 by former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide] announced the opening of its Faculty of Law and Political Science.
Mrs. Nicole Phillips, Professor of Law, at the University of San Francisco, which will be among the new faculty members of this new faculty, stated that the four-year program in UniFa will train approximately 150 students per year to become the next generation of lawyers in Haiti. The first classes are expected to begin in fall 2013.
Like the private medical faculty of the UniFa, the law program, will also benefit from the expertise of some law professors in the United States, mostly from the University of San Francisco, in partnership with UniFa.
Mrs Nicole Phillips said she hopes “that these partnerships with American faculties will allow to create a Faculty of Advanced Legal and political science, to train Haitian lawyers at the highest possible standard.”
Moreover, UniFa, opened the same day, a training seminar on social medicine in partnership with the organization “Physicians for Haiti” seminar led by Haitian and foreign teachers to which participate 10 Haitian students, and 10 from several other countries.