Professor Jeffrey R. Baker Receives Fulbright Grant to Help Develop Clinical Programs in the Philippines
Professor Jeffrey R. Baker has been named to the roster of peer-reviewed Fulbright Specialists through the U.S. State Department's Fulbright Program. The Fulbright Program recently approved a grant application from De La Salle University College of Law in Manila, Philippines, naming Professor Baker as their Specialist for a two-week project, "Clinical Legal Education Program Development." The Philippine Supreme Court has adopted a rule that every law school in the country must establish programs for clinical legal education, but very few have existing programs. With De La Salle University College of Law, Professor Baker will conduct a needs analysis on its clinical program and other programs in Manila, then consult on program design and development at the law school. De La Salle University and Professor Baker plan to host a workshop on clinical legal education for other law schools and organizations in the country and to consult with law schools outside Manila.
The Fulbright Specialist Program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and established professionals with host institutions abroad to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions.
Additional information on the program may be found here