FW from Doug Laycock: URGENT;
Law Professors needed to help establish Afghan Supreme Court,
Department of Justice
VOLOKH at law.ucla.edu
Mon Nov 8 08:16:32 PST 2004
From: Douglas Laycock [mailto:DLaycock at law.utexas.edu]
Sent: Mon 11/8/2004 10:35 AM
To: slevinson at mail.law.utexas.edu; Volokh, Eugene
Subject: URGENT; Law Professors needed to help establish Afghan Supreme Court, Department of Justice
Could one of you please forward this announcement to the list?
From: Douglas Laycock
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 9:32 AM
To: CONLAWPROF at lists.ucla.edu
Subject: FW: URGENT; Law Professors needed to help establish Afghan Supreme Court, Department of Justice
The U.S. Department of State is urgently soliciting proposals for a contract that will include up to nine (9) lawyers to work for one year to help create and train a Supreme Court and Department of Justice for Afghanistan. Pay will be in the range of $200,000 for the year, adjusted up or down in light of experience and qualifications. Speaking one of the Afghan languages is NOT required. Spending much of the year in Afghanistan probably will be required. This work is obviously of great importance to Afghanistan and to American efforts to rebuild a functioning government there.
This legal team is an important and integral part of a larger package of work. Joe Reeder, a distinguished alumnus of the University of Texas Law School represents a firm that is preparing a proposal. Joe has asked for our help in identifying law professors who might be interested in working on this unique project. Joe is former Undersecretary of the Army,
former Chairman of the Panama Canal Commission (1993-97), and an essential link in organizing the military brief in Grutter v. Bollinger. I have worked with Joe on Grutter and on alumni matters, which is why he turned to Texas, and why I am comfortable encouraging colleagues across the country to talk to him if they think they might have any interest.
Joe's client is MPRI , a division of defense contractor L-3; its CEO is General (ret) Carl Vuono, former Army Chief of Staff. MPRI has extensive experience in contracting with
the State Department.
If you think you might be interested in advising the Afghans, please contact Joe Reeder in the Washington office of Greenberg Traurig immediately:
reederj at gtlaw.com
Feel free to contact me first if that would help your comfort level.
I regret the informal mass communication and the short notice, but the State Department has put this whole effort on a fast track, and final proposals are due by November 15 -- one week from today. Expressions of interest really need to arrive immediately.
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