Steering Committee and Board of Directors

GAJE is governed by a Steering Committee (SC) consisting of two representatives from each of 8 regions of the world (one woman and one man) who are elected by the general membership at the biannual GAJE worldwide meetings, and a number of at-large members appointed by the 16 elected members. The Steering Committee, which is also GAJE’s Board of Directors, meets several times a year by email to conduct GAJE business and to direct work conducted by GAJE committees and working groups. Copies of recent Steering Committee meeting reports are on the members pages.



Devin Dass, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa);
Odinakaonye Lagi, Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) (Nigeria)


Anna Cody, Western Sydney University (Australia);

Jeff Giddings, Monash University (Australia)

East Asia

Bruce Lasky, (BABSEACLE (Thailand);

Leni Widi Mulyani, Pasundan University (Indonesia)

Eastern Europe 

(including Russia)

Izabela Kraśnicka, Faculty of Law, University of Bialystok (Poland);
Maxim Tomoszek, Centre for Clinical Legal Education at the Palacky University in Olomouc, Faculty of Law (Czech Republic)
South and Central America 

(including Mexico) 

Andre Pagani de Souza, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (Brazil);
Guadalupe Barrena
, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
South and Central Asia 

(including the Mideast) 

Ajay Pandey, Jindal Global Law School (India);
Lina Shabeeb, University of Jordan (Jordan)
North America
Lisa Bliss, Georgia State University College of Law, USA;
Tim Casey, California Western School of Law, USA
Western Europe
Andrés Gascón Cuenca, Universitat di Valencia (Spain);
Marzia Barbera
, Department of Law, University of Brescia, (Italy)
Catherine Klein, Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (USA);
David McQuoid-Mason, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (South Africa);
Filip Czernicki, Polish Legal Clinics Foundation (Poland);
Jose Garcia Anon, Universitat de Valencia (Spain);
Lindsay Ernst, Hong Kong University, Faculty of Law (Hong Kong);
Mohamed Mattar, Qatar University, College of Law (Qatar);
Ulrich Stege, International University College of Turin (Italy);
Wendy Morrish, BABSEACLE (Thailand, Australia)

Frank Bloch, Vanderbilt University, (USA)
Mariana Berbec Rostas, Open Society Foundations (Germany, Hungary)

(Affiliations of Steering Committee members are for information only. Members do not represent their affiliated institutions or organizations in their capacity as Steering Committee members.)


  • Presidents: Lisa Bliss & Filip Czernicki
  • Treasurer: Timothy Casey
  • Secretary: Odinakaonye Lagi

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