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On Law Day, Minnesotans pledge support for rule of law in Africa

May 5th, 2017

Fredrikson & Byron Law Firm in Minneapolis recently hosted an event benefiting Books For Africa's Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative. The event featured remarks from John Bessler, who discussed the book he recently edited –Justice Stephen Breyer’s Against the Death Penalty. Proceeds of the book, which he later signed for participants, will be donated to Books for Africa’s Law and Democracy Initiative.

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Sweet And Maxwell Donate Textbooks To Books For Africa Charity

November 16th, 2014

Legal Current details a recent textbook donation from Sweet & Maxwell, as well as Thomson Reuters' long-standing support of the Law & Democracy Initiative.

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Bessler Launches Book With Benefit for Books for Africa

September 11th, 2014

Minnesota Lawyer reports on the book release of "The Birth of American Law" by John Bessler, held in benefit of the Books For Africa Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative.

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BFA sent more books to schools and libraries in Africa last year than ever before, including more books to African law schools!

July 17th, 2012

In the past year, BFA sent 205 containers of books to 22 different African nations. That means that more than 2.2 million books (worth more than $28 million) were shipped to people who are hungry to read and hungry to learn. That is more books than we have ever sent in a one year period! Among those books, fourteen law libraries were sent to law schools and legal groups in Africa through our special Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative.

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The Africa Committee of the American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters and Books For Africa contribute books to the Ghana School of Law

April 30th, 2012

The Ghana School of Law (GSL) , located in Accra, Ghana, is one of the top law institutions in Africa. More than 5,000 lawyers have graduated from GSL since it first opened its doors. However, budget and resource constraints have hindered institutional development until recently.

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