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Cherie Blair Delivers Keynote Address at Bergman Memorial Lecture
On Wednesday, September 19, USD School of Law welcomed Cherie Blair—human rights barrister, part-time judge and wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair—to deliver the 2012 Jane Ellen Bergman Memorial Lecture Series keynote address. In her talk titled, “Forging the Future: Human Rights, Justice and the Law,” Blair discussed her perspectives on life, learning, and the law in her lecture, titled “Forging the Future: Human Rights, Justice and the Law.”
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Blair’s recent appearance was her second visit to the law school. On September 14, 2011, she visited to announce the law school’s new partnership with the Africa Justice Foundation (AJF), which was founded by Blair. A global initiative that supports the development of justice systems in Africa, Blair and AJF chose USD School of Law as its first US partner law school based on the school’s well-known and internationally respected Master’s of Law (LLM) in Comparative Law program. The law school provides two scholarships each academic year for the partnership.
Blair studied law at the London School of Economics, campaigns for equality and human rights issues and, since 2008, oversees the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.
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