November, 16, 2012, Washington D.C.- The Bita Daryabari Graduate Fellowship Program allows a woman lawyer residing in a Middle Eastern country* to spend an academic year (approximately nine to ten months beginning in early August) in San Francisco, California (USA) at Golden Gate University, pursuing an LLM degree in the School of Law. The lawyer selected as a fellow under this program will enroll full-time and may choose among the Law School’s LLM programs in Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Legal Studies, and United States Legal Studies.
The successful candidate will have five to ten years of experience practicing law, and will be engaged in significant work that advances the public interest generally and the interests of women in particular. Preference will be given to a female lawyer from Iran.
The recipient will have the opportunity to broaden and deepen her knowledge in the substantive legal areas of her choice, enhancing her career as well as her ability to serve others. She will also have opportunities to engage with members of the law school and local legal communities at specially organized events and activities. The program will provide professional networking opportunities and personal connections to distinguished lawyers in the San Francisco area.
The available fellowship funding of approximately $45,000 will be used to support a tuition scholarship in an amount up to 75% of the annual tuition rate, with the remainder of the funds available being awarded to help defray the graduate fellow’s living expenses.
The application deadline is April 1, 2013. For application materials or additional details, please contact the Director of Graduate Law Programs, Margaret Greene, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Program Coordinator, Brad Lai, at email@example.com.
*Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine (Gaza Strip and West Bank), Pakistan, Qatar, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen
Source: Golden Gate University