The prison project is an intense week of work and training. Every year, the program decides (in partnership with the Uganda Judiciary) where the project will focus its efforts. Teams of American lawyers, Ugandan lawyers, Ugandan law students, and our Pepperdine law student interns, travel to between 1-4 prisons during that week and prepare prisoners' cases for resolution.
In October of 2015, Pepperdine University School of Law and Uganda's Justice, Law, and Order Sector entered into a Memorandum of Understanding expanding the areas of cooperation outlined in the 2009 MOU between Pepperdine and the Ugandan Judiciary.
Each year, we work to put together a team of lawyers and judges to travel with us to Uganda for a one-week intensive prison project. We seek lawyers who have had prosecutorial or defense experience, by consider all applicants as we form a team of about ten lawyers to lead the teams in the prisons. Each team consists of one American lawyer or judge, one Ugandan lawyer, one or two Ugandan law students, and one or two Pepperdine law students.