Global Programs
May 2017 Field Study
Student Blogs

Ghana map and flag

Land Use Conflicts and Access to Justice

Student Bloggers:
Lauren Ehrhardt, Samantha Henson, Kevin Hernandez, Aimee Kline, Elan Moore, Morgan Parker, Frances Ramey, Megan Reed, Taylor Winn and Taylor Wood

​Field study course led by Vice Dean Aric Short and Professor Thomas W. Mitchell.
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Ten Aggie Law students traveled to Ghana to examine the history, culture and legal issues affecting Ghana’s land use conflicts and access to justice. Applying international and comparative law concepts along with cross-cultural communication, the students met with government officials, NGOs, judges, practicing lawyers & communities to understand the complexities of land use and ownership, including the interplay between customary and statutory law in Ghana.


Ghana La Traditional Council
Interviewing Government Officials
  by Taylor Winn J.D. '19

Ghana Morgan Parker in forest canopy
Weekend Travels in Rural Ghana
  by Morgan Parker J.D. '19

Taylor Wood with Chief of the Senchi
Meeting with the Senchi Chief
by Taylor Wood J.D. '18

Ghana Ashanti
The Most Beautiful Region in Ghana
Has Some Problems

  by ​Lauren Ehrhardt J.D. '19


Ghana: Tour of Akosombo

Aggie Law students explore scenic Akosombo, Ghana, including a tour of the hydro plant on the Volta River. The field trip is part of the course "Ghana: Land Use Conflicts and Access to Justice."

Ghana: Meeting with the Senchi Chief

Aggie Law students met with Nana Gyan Oduro Dapaa II, the chief of Senchi (or the Asebu stool), in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region of Ghana. Video courtesy of Professor Aric Short.