Dean Daniel Filler is sharing insights about the U.S. criminal justice system during a tour of universities in Ethiopia April 21 to May 6.
Filler, an expert on criminal law who has expertise in capital punishment, juvenile justice and sex crimes, is giving lectures and participating in discussions with faculty at leading universities in the African nation.
He will spend five days at the University of Gondar, in northwest Ethiopia, among the nation’s oldest and most distinguished universities. There, Filler will explore distinctions and commonalities between criminal justice systems in the different countries. He will give a lecture on criminal law and the role of the public defender and discuss the impact of disability law.
Filler will meet with faculty and give lectures at the College of Law and Governance Studies at Addis Ababa University, in the nation’s capital.
The dean’s visit follows a period of recent turmoil in Africa’s second-most populous country. A state of emergency was announced in February, shortly after the resignation of the prime minister and the release of hundreds of political prisoners.