Study abroad in South Africa examines a transitional society

November 8, 2012

A global education program will offer a glimpse into a post-Apartheid South Africa and explore one of the most beautiful regions of the world.

“ASU in Cape Town, South Africa” is an annual program directed by Mirna Lattouf, a faculty member in ASU’s School of Letters and Sciences. Program participants will get the opportunity to volunteer, study, explore and live in Cape Town, South Africa, from May 12 to June 22, 2013. Application deadline is March 1, 2013. Download Full Image

“Cape Town is a very diverse city and case study in a transitional society,” Lattouf said. “It is a wealthy beach resort city on the southern tip of the African continent. If offers exquisite natural beauty, inviting weather and world-class amenities. It is also a significant cultural, intellectual and historical center as well as a playground for the outdoor young at heart types.”

Located on the southern tip of the African continent, Cape Town is a city with a diverse range of attractions, sights, activities, natural beauty and landmark beaches. The program will examine the influence of technology on this transition in one of the most beautiful regions of the world, the remnants of the post-Apartheid period and explore civilizations very different from the United States and learn the depth of our common humanity.

Courses are open to all students and are designed to fit the needs of various degree programs; Lattouf will hold an information session on from noon to 2 p.m., Nov. 16,  at University Center, 444 N. Central Ave., room 207, Phoenix.

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Reporter , ASU Now


Law students to compete in 2012 Jenckes Cup in Tucson

November 8, 2012

Gayathiri Shanuganatha, a third-year law student, and 2L Daniel Hughes will represent the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and compete against a team from the University of Arizona for the coveted Jenckes Closing Argument Competition Cup. The event will begin at 5 p.m., Nov. 9, at the UA’s James E. Rogers College of Law in Tucson.

Shanmuganatha and Hughes took first and second place, respectively, in the final round on Oct. 25. 3L Freddy Saavedra placed third, and Daniel Crane, also a third-year student, placed fourth in the ASU competition. 2012 Jenckes Cup competitor Download Full Image

Sponsored by the American College of Trial Attorneys, the Jenckes Cup is an annual competition between the law schools at ASU and the UA. Students prepare and present a closing argument based on a closed case file. During the intraschool competition, two winners and two alternates are selected.