This "Justice Mission" conference is organized around a topic that is of great importance throughout the world. I underscore throughout the world. The American Bar Association, with the lead being taken in part by the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, is engaged in what is known as the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative (CEELI). This is an attempt to work with law schools, law teachers and law administrators in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe; to bring to them the benefits of the American legal educational system as they attempt to deal with the transition to a market economy and democracy. The theme of this conference is also important, not just for the people of this country but for the people of the world, because wherever I travel, and particularly in Africa, the thing that people think America has most to contribute to them is this basic and fundamental principle of justice for everyone.
Henry Ramsey Jr.,
The Spirit of Justice,
40 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol40/iss3/5