The Second Annual African Justice Initiative Symposium: Oil and Gas in Africa: A Blessing or a Curse?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC


Africa’s history of rich oil reserves in countries like Nigeria and Egypt, and the recent discovery of new oil in countries like Ghana and Uganda, has placed the African continent front and center on the world oil and gas map. As transnational oil companies set their sights on these new oil reserves, we address the damage already caused in African communities by oil spills that dwarf the BP and Exxon Valdez spills. Speakers from the affected African communities, environmental and human rights organizations, law firms, and law school faculty, speak about the oil crises and access to legal redress.

Presented by the African Justice Initiative

WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

(1.5) will be applied for as requested to different states.
CLE Accreditation - - $ 55.00


For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or

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