Have you ever seen the short film Remand?
-- An African boy, an American lawyer, and their long road to justice
That lawyer is Jim Gash, one of our speakers at the upcoming FLAG 2019 Global Convocation in April. Based on this experience, he wrote DIVINE COLLISION: AN AFRICAN BOY, AN AMERICAN LAWYER, AND THEIR REMARKABLE BATTLE FOR FREEDOM. The film followed later.
Jim will speak about this experience and his involvement in a partnership project with the Ugandan judiciary, helping them to reform the criminal justice system. We hope that some of the Ugandans can join him. We will also show the Remand movie.
James Gash is Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and External Relations, Professor of Law and Director of Sudreau Global Justice Program and Pepperdine University School of Law.
After majoring in finance at Abilene Christian University, Professor Gash continued his education at Pepperdine University School of Law. As a law student, he finished first in his class and served as the editor-in-chief of the Pepperdine Law Review.
Upon graduation, he went to work for the small litigation firm of DeSimone & Tropio. The following year, he had the privilege of serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Edith H. Jones, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then joined the Washington, DC, office of Kirkland & Ellis where he focused on appellate and commercial litigation. He relocated to Kirkland's Los Angeles office in 1997, where he worked until joining the faculty in 1999. From 2005 through 2012, Professor Gash served as Associate Dean for Student Life, and since January of 2012, he has served as Specialist Advisor to the Ugandan High Court. Gash now serves s Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and External Relations.
During his first year of law school, Professor Gash decided that his career goal would be to return to teach at Pepperdine where his passion for the law was ignited and his spiritual life was enriched by the faculty, administration, and community. He teaches Torts, Evidence, and International Human Rights. Over the past seven years he has devoted himself to advancing the rule of law in developing countries, including traveling to Uganda more than twenty times with Pepperdine students and alumni to assist that country in its justice reform efforts. Gash directs Pepperdine's Sudreau Global Justice Program.
Professor Gash is a member of the California bar and, is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US District Court for the Central District of California.