Law Students

Mikheil Saakashvili to Join Tufts University Fletcher School of Law
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Mikheil Saakshvili, the president o the Caucasian country of Georgia has announced that he would be joining Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law, after his presidency expires. Saakshvili is near the second term of his presidency, and by the Constitution of the country, he cannot go for further reelection. From January, 2014, he will be working as a senior statesman at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the university’s graduate school of international affairs.

Saakshvili, a former lawyer, said in a statement on Saturday that he considered the Fletcher School of Law, “one of the greatest institutions specialized in these fields in the world.” He said, “I am back to my roots, as my educational background has everything to do with law and diplomacy.”

  
What
Where


Saakshvili is internationally recognized as the author of the “Rose Revolution” in Georgia that deposed his predecessor, President Eduard Shevardnadze.

He was elected as a member of Georgia’s parliament in 1995, and became the country’s justice minister by 2000. Soon after, he founded the United National Movement Party, ousted the former regime in 2004, and at the age of 37, became the youngest national president in Europe.

Even though he is a lawyer, his rule has been criticized for jailing a huge number of lawyers who defended victims of his regime or fought over “sensitive” cases. In a recent meeting of European lawyers’ organizations at Brussels, it came to light that more than 100 lawyers are currently jailed in the country, because they got on the wrong side of the regime.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Welcoming Saakashvili’s arrival to the Tufts University, the dean of the Fletcher School of Law, James Starvridis, issued a statement observing, “He is an accomplished leader and statesman, renowned for changing the course of his country’s history and moving it strongly into the trans-Atlantic community, as well as for his impact on the region and indeed the world.”





 

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate Attorney/ Pre-Litigation

USA-CA-Rancho Mirage

Prominent Personal Injury Law Firm seeking an associate attorney to handle all aspects of cases, inc...

Apply now

Corporate and Litigation Mid-Level/Senior Associate

USA-NY-New York City

Seeking mid-level/senior associate with at least two years experience as a practicing attorney for c...

Apply now

Workers' Compensation Associate Attorney

USA-RI-Providence

401K, Life, Medical Employment Type Full-Time Downtown Providence insurance defense firm lo...

Apply now

LItigation Paralegal

USA-CA-Los Angeles

High school or equivalent (Preferred) Microsoft Office: 2 years (Preferred) Pa...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mergers and Acquisitions Associate Attorney

USA-VA-Richmond

Richmond office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks mergers and acquisitions associat...

Apply Now

Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights Attorney

USA-NJ-Cedar Knolls

Cedar Knolls office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks bankruptcy/creditors\' rights...

Apply Now

Plaintiff's Mass Torts Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a plaintiff\'s mass torts at...

Apply Now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top