As reflected in its value statement, the Eugene Dupuch Law School is committed to the continued improvement and growth in our accessibility and responsiveness as a community partner. In so doing, we not only provide legal services and advice to those in our community for whom such services might not be otherwise attainable, but also provide public education opportunities to help raise awareness on issues that impact community development.
THE IMOJA LECTURE
The word Imoja or Umoja is a Swahili word meaning Unity. By presenting Imoja lectures/panel discussions, the Eugene Dupuch Law School demonstrates a coming together or unity of the Law School and the community to address legal issues that concern persons in society. Imoja lectures also provide educational opportunities for the public on the law and the legal rights of individuals.
The presentation of Imoja lectures accords with the Law School’s mission to foster excellence in Legal education, and its motto of ‘commitment to social service’.
Past Imoja lectures have featured topics such as “National Sovereignty Diplomacy and Community Relations in the Post September 11, 2001 Socio-Political Environment”, “From Quieting Titles to Registered Land”, “Proposed Legislation Affecting Generation Property”, “Human Trafficking in the 21st Century” and “Immigration Communities in Crisis, Human Rights & Social Justice”.
Some of the Imoja Lectures have been presented in Association with other corporate citizens such as The Bahamas Bar Association, The Bahamas Human Rights Network, and the University of The Bahamas.
LEGAL AID FAIR
The Legal Aid Fair is a free community event hosted by the Eugene Dupuch Law School Legal Aid Clinic. The Fair is supported by staff, alumni and students who provide free legal advice to the public on a range of topics including employment, wills, landlord & tenant matters, divorce and division of assets.
The Fair increases community awareness of legal matters and sensitizes law students of their duty to be of service to their community.
P.O. Box: SS 6394
Nassau, The Bahamas