Founded in 2007 as a student-driven initiative, the Afghanistan Legal Education Project at Stanford Law School (ALEP) develops innovative legal curricula to help Afghanistan’s universities train the next generation of lawyers and leaders. ALEP has developed an extensive law curriculum at the American University of Afghanistan with strong support from INL/State Department.
Launched in 2012, the Iraq Legal Education Initiative (ILEI) is a partnership between Stanford Law School and the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. Working closely with Iraqi faculty, the project is undertaking some of the first legal scholarly analyses of Iraqi and Kurdish laws as they relate to the Kurdistan region. The project is publishing a series of working papers on a variety of legal issues that will ultimately form a two-volume introductory textbook on the laws of Kurdish Iraq.
The Rwanda Legal Development Project (RLDP) is a collaboration between SLS, the Rwanda Law Reform Commission, and the University of Rwanda. In partnership with the University of Rwanda's Law Faculty, RLDP team members research and author law and policy materials for use by the Rwanda Law Reform Commission. The Law Reform Commission is responsible for updating and harmonizing Rwandan legislation to enhance the predictability and fairness of judicial decisions nationwide.
The Stanford Law School Bhutan Law & Policy Project (BLPP) provides an opportunity for SLS students to engage in the legal development process of Bhutan, a country that seeks to emerge from isolation and develop economically while maintaining its cultural values. This project is not currently recruiting.
Launched in March 2010, the Timor-Leste Legal Education Project (TLLEP) is a partnership between The Asia Foundation and Stanford Law School. TLLEP provides accessible, dynamic educational textbooks to help build knowledge in Timorese universities, government institutions, and non-governmental organizations.