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The Golden Gate University International Women Judges Graduate Fellowship Program was initiated to advance issues involving international women’s rights and the role of women in justice systems around the world. This will be the fourth year of the program. Each year, the program selects a woman jurist from a developing country to live in San Francisco, attend Golden Gate University, and pursue an individualized course of study to earn an LLM degree in Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Legal Studies, Taxation Law, or United States Legal Studies. To date, women judges from Ghana, Kenya and Bangladesh have participated in the program.

Sponsored by the Golden Gate University School of Law in partnership with the International Association of Women Judges, this program is made possible through the generosity of attorneys Elizabeth Cabraser of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and Robert Kaufman, former president of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP.  
IAWJ Announces the 4th year of the Golden Gate-IAWJ International Women Judges Fellowship for 2013-14
14 February 2013
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA


The Law School will waive tuition and fees, and provide round trip airfare and housing in San Francisco. The Fellow will be responsible for her other living expenses. Health insurance is required and may be purchased by the visiting jurist.  
Applicants with a minimum of three to four years on the bench are preferred, as the Fellow will have opportunities to engage with and educate members of the Law School and local legal communities at specially organized events and activities focusing on issues affecting women and women judges in her home nation. The program will also provide ample professional networking opportunities and personal connections to distinguished current and former women judges in the San Francisco area.  

The academic year begins in early August and ends in mid-May. By individual arrangement with the Director of the LLM program into which the Fellow is admitted, however, it may be possible to arrange a slightly shorter residency period.  
The application deadline is April 1, 2013 for the program beginning in August 2013. The application process includes completing and submitting a program application form along with other supporting materials (personal statement, academic transcripts, TOEFL scores, CV, etc.). 

The 2013-2014 Fellow will be announced in early May 2013.

For more information, contact Ms. Margaret Greene, Director for Graduate Law Programs, Golden Gate University School of Law, 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Phone 415-369-5387; Fax 415-495-6756; E-mail: mgreene@ggu.edu.  

Individuals and organizations wishing to support the program or to become involved in other ways should contact Ms. Maggie Stone, Executive Assistant to the Dean, Golden Gate University School of Law at 415-442-6600.