James Nortey (JD ’11) on his trip to Rwanda with the Harvard Black Law Students Association

“ I recently returned from Rwanda as part of the Harvard Black Law Students Association’s annual Africa Summit. The purpose of the trip is to allow students to connect to the larger African diaspora, engage with political, business, community, and legal leaders, and provide community service to the native people of the host country. We met the women of Hinga Kawa Coffee Cooperative to learn about how they produce coffee to be sold at fair trade prices to send their children to school. In addition, we met the Dean of the National University of Rwanda Faculty of Law, the U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, the Minister of Justice, and President Paul Kagame to discuss Rwanda’s legal and political climate and his vision for the nation’s future. But we also had some fun, journeying deep into the forest near the volcanoes at the Ugandan border to track a family of gorillas.”