February 8, 2018 | Professor Jim Gash will present the keynote address on Global Justice at the “Making a Difference” Conference at Baylor Law School. The conference, titled “Passion for Justice,” is being held on February 9.
From the “Making a Difference” Conference brochure:
Jim Gash is a Professor of Law in his eighteenth year of teaching. After graduating summa cum laude from Abilene Christian University in 1989, he attended law school at Pepperdine, serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Pepperdine Law Review and graduating first in his class in 1993. After graduating, Jim clerked for the Honorable Edith Jones on the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit in Houston, Texas, after which he practiced law for Kirkland & Ellis in DC and LA until joining the faculty at Pepperdine Law School in 1999. After being granted tenure in 2005, he served as Dean of Students from 2005-12. He currently serves as the Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and External Relations.
In 2010, Jim began traveling periodically to Uganda to help imprisoned juveniles waiting for their day in court. He now directs the Sudreau Global Justice Program and has returned to Uganda twenty-one times to help other juvenile and adult prisoners secure access to justice. At the invitation of the Chief Justice of Uganda, Professor Gash became a Specialist Advisor to the High Court in January of 2012 and moved his family to Uganda for six months.
In recognition of his ongoing work in the developing world, Professor Gash received the 2013 Warren Christopher Award, which is presented to California’s International Lawyer of the Year. Jim’s book “Divine Collision: An African Boy, An American Lawyer, and Their Remarkable Battle for Freedom” was published in 2016, and a documentary called “REMAND” featuring Jim’s work was released in 2017 and has won numerous film festivals.
The complete brochure may be found at www.baylor.edu