Ed O’Brien International Street Law Best Practices Conference celebrates the legacy of street law
UKZN’s School of Law commemorated the 30th anniversary of the first international Street Law programme established at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 1986 by hosting the Ed O’Brien International Street Law Best Practices Conference on 1-3 April 2016 at UKZN’s Howard College.
The Conference honoured the late legal academic and Street law Co-founder in the United States, Ed O’Brien, who assisted Professor David McQuoid-Mason, Dean of Law at the then University of Natal (now UKZN), to establish the South African Street Law programme.
The Conference and saw law teachers, law clinicians and law educators running Street Law, community outreach and legal literacy programmes from different parts of the world share their best practices, lessons and projects on Street Law. Twenty papers were presented by 24 speakers from 16 countries and also created an opportunity for an opportunity for participants to pay tribute to the late Ed O’Brien by saying a few words on his legacy.