Seton Hall Law Welcomes Father Jomanas Eustache
Father Jomanas Eustache will speak at Seton Hall Law on Monday, March 22, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in the 5th floor faculty library regarding the impact of the earthquake on the rule of law and the legal profession. Read more.
Seton Hall Law has a longstanding commitment to the rule of law in Haiti, initiating the Haiti Rule of Law Project in 2002. Father Jomanas Eustache, Dean of L’Ecole Superieure Catholique de Droit de Jérémie (“ESCDROJ”), a small Catholic Law School in the remote city of Jeremie, will be speaking at Seton Hall Law School about current conditions in Haiti and the impact of the earthquake on the rule of law and the legal profession on Monday, March 22 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in the fifth floor faculty library.
Since 2002 Seton Hall Law has been committed to supporting the rule of law in Haiti. Each year a delegation of faculty and students travel to Jeremie to teach classes and bring supplies to ESCDROJ and to meet with lawyers, judges, prosecutors, religious leaders and health care workers. Though this year's trip was cancelled because of the earthquake, the Seton Hall Law School community (including faculty, students, administration, alumni and generous outside donors) raised substantial financial contributions for ESCDROJ, the Jeremie-based Haitian Health Foundation, Partners in Health—which has a long track record of providing excellent health care directly to the people of Haiti— and a well for the prison in Jeremie, a project of particular importance to Fr. Jomanas Eustache.
In the spring of 2009, Seton Hall Law students and faculty toured the horribly overcrowded prison in Jeremie and spoke with prison officials and inmates who all identified a source of clean water as their greatest need. Fr. Jomanas wholeheartedly endorsed the project as one of Jeremie's most urgent needs even before the earthquake. In fact, Partners in Health has identified improved prison conditions as a priority in its fight against the spread of tuberculosis.
The event is being sponsored by Dean Hobbs, the Haiti Rule of Law student group, and the Center for Social Justice. All are welcome and encouraged to attend as we show our ongoing support and commitment to the Haitian people and our fellow law students at our sister school, ESCDROJ.