Human rights law clinic leaders to visit IU McKinney

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The attorney leaders of the Legal Aid Centre of Eldoret in Kenya will visit the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Oct. 17 to discuss the successes of the human rights law clinic.

LACE Legal Director Milkah Mirugi Cheptinga and board president Eric Gumbo will speak in the Wynne Courtroom at 5 p.m. Clinical professor Fran Quigley will introduce the two.

LACE works in close association with the Indiana University affiliated Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare program in Eldoret. Since its founding, LACE has represented more than 3,000 HIV-positive AMPATH patients in court proceedings including land and inheritance issues, gender-based violence prosecutions, and defamation cases associated with HIV status.

LACE was co-founded by Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Patricia Riley, Quigley, and their Kenyan colleagues. Local law firms have supported LACE through the annual “Race for LACE” held in conjunction with the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon in Indianapolis.

While in town, Cheptinga and Gumbo also will visit with legal and community members and learn about the U.S. legal system.   


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  1. Freedom From Religion Foundation: If you really want to be free from religion, don't go to the Christmas Play or the Christmas Pageant or the Christmas Parade. Anything with "Christ" or Saint...fill in the blank...would be off limits to you. Then leave the rest of us ALONE!

  2. So the prosecutor made an error and the defendants get a full remedy. Just one short paragraph to undo the harm of the erroneous prosecution. Wow. Just wow.

  3. Wake up!!!! Lawyers are useless!! it makes no difference in any way to speak about what is important!! Just dont tell your plans to the "SELFRIGHTEOUS ARROGANT JERKS!! WHO THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN ANOTHER MAN/WOMAN!!!!!!

  4. Looks like you dont understand Democracy, Civilized Society does not cut a thiefs hands off, becouse now he cant steal or write or feed himself or learn !!! You deserve to be over punished, Many men are mistreated hurt in many ways before a breaking point happens! grow up !!!

  5. It was all that kept us from tyranny. So sad that so few among the elite cared enough to guard the sacred trust. Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law. Sophocles No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor. Theodore Roosevelt That was the ideal ... here is the Hoosier reality: The King can do no wrong. Legal maxim From the Latin 'Rex non potest peccare'. When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal. Richard Nixon