The Hastings to Haiti Partnership (HHP) works to advance the rule of law in Haiti by supporting legal education and working to enforce human rights.
HHP is a collaboration between the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and the L’École Supérieure Catholique de Droit de Jérémie (ESCDROJ), the Catholic Law School of Jérémie. Professors Karen Musalo and Richard Boswell established Hastings to Haiti and first traveled to Jérémie to support the newly founded law school in 1999. The delegation was expanded to include student members in 2000, first as an independent study, and in 2010 the classroom component of the organization became a two-credit seminar. And, since 2008, HHP has worked to make the partnership truly reciprocal, bringing Haitian students and lawyers to the U.S. to gain a comparative perspective to bring to their work at home.