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Scholarship kwa Wakinamama Wanasheria Watanzania. Jaribuni Kuomba

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    [​IMG][FONT=&quot]Georgetown University Law Center[/FONT]
    Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program

    [FONT=&quot]Application for 2012-2013 Fellowship Year[/FONT]
    Completed applications must be sent via e-mail to by Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
    Please type or print- application must be completed in English

    Apply to be a Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center

    The Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program was founded in 1993 at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., in order to train women's human rights lawyers from Africa who are committed to returning home to their countries in order to advance the status of women and girls in their own countries throughout their careers.

    The entire LAWA Fellowship Program is approximately 14 months long (from July of the first year through August of the following year), after which the LAWA Fellows return home to continue advocating for women's rights in their own countries. The LAWA Program starts in July, when the Fellows attend the Georgetown Law Center's Foundations of American Law and Legal Education course. From August through May, the LAWA Fellows earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree at Georgetown with an emphasis on international women's human rights and complete a major graduate paper on a significant women's rights issue in their home countries. After graduation, the LAWA Fellows have an opportunity to engage in challenging work assignments for several months at various public interest organizations to learn about different advocacy strategies to advance women’s human rights, before returning home to continue advancing women's human rights in their own countries.

    The LAWA Program helps defray the costs for candidates who would not otherwise be able to afford an LL.M. degree focusing on international women's human rights and additional professional development training. The LAWA Fellowship provides the tuition for the Foundation of American Law and Legal Education course (a U.S. $2,200 benefit) and for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the Georgetown University Law Center (a U.S. $42,065 benefit), as well as training provided by the LAWA Program.

    For more information please visit the website: LAWA Program.

    Qualification Requirements:
    1. Must be a women’s human rights lawyer from Africa.

    2. As a requirement of participation in the LAWA Program, all applicants must commit to return home to their own countries upon completion of the Fellowship, and to use their best professional efforts to advance women’s human rights in their counties throughout their careers.

    3. Candidates who are awarded a LAWA Fellowship must be prepared to cover the costs of all additional expenses (such as visas, travel, housing, utilities, food, clothing, health insurance, books, fees, etc.), and must be able to demonstrate to the U.S. Embassy for visa purposes that they have the funds available to cover these expenses (over U.S. $25,000).

    Submit All of the Below to Apply:

    1. Complete the Application Form, including all three essay questions.

    1. Current Resume, indicating your employment history (both paid and volunteer positions, including the name of your employer, location of your employment (city, country), dates of your employment (start and end dates), and description of your work for each position you have held); your education from high school to the present (including the name and location (city, country) of the institution, dates attended (including date of graduation), degree awarded, grade point average or your class rank and number of students, and your participation in any extracurricular activities); titles of any published materials (articles, books, reports, etc.) or significant research papers; any special honors, awards, scholarships, or fellowships; and any memberships in organizations or community activities in which you have been involved, including any leadership roles.

    1. Two Letters of Recommendation from persons who are well acquainted with you, your commitment to advancing women’s human rights in your country, your legal abilities, and your work. At least one should be a person who has expressed a willingness to assist you in a professional manner upon your return to your country.

    1. Official Law School Transcript or indicate the date on which you requested the registrar’s office at your law school to send your transcript to us: ________________. THE LAWA PROGRAM CANNOT CONSIDER YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR OFFICIAL LAW SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT(S). PLEASE INCLUDE AN EXPLANATION OF THE GRADING AND RANKING SYSTEM.

    How to Submit Your Application
    Send your completed application via e-mail to by Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Your letters of recommendation may be scanned and sent as e-mail attachments, or may be mailed separately. Your official law school transcript (stamped/sealed) must be sent as a hardcopy in the mail. Please use only one method – do not send multiple copies. If you applied to the LAWA Program last year, you do not need to re-send your transcript or letters of recommendation, but you must resubmit your completed application form with your responses to questions 1-17 (including your updated resume). We cannot consider your application until your official stamped/sealed law school transcript is received. Photocopies are not sufficient. Mary Hartnett, Executive Director Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Program Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Ave, NW, Room 5024A Washington, DC 20001
    There is no need to apply separately to the Georgetown University Law Center. If you are awarded a LAWA Fellowship, you will receive assistance concerning the visa process. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions to find the answers to your questions. If you are unable to find the answers to your questions on our website, please email us at Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to notify applicants who are not awarded a Fellowship position.

    APPLICATION FORM 2012-2013
    Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program
    [FONT=&quot]Georgetown University Law Center[/FONT]

    1. Name_________________________________________________________________________________________
    (Last/Surname) (First) (Middle)

    2. Personal Address________________________________________________________________________________
    (Street Address or P.O. Box) (City) (Country) (Postal Code)

    3. Personal Telephone Number_______________________________________________________________________
    (Include Country & City Code) (Day) (Evening)

    4. Email Address ___________________________________Cell Phone:____________________________________

    5. Business Address________________________________________________________________________________
    (Street Address or P.O. Box) (City) (Country) (Postal Code)

    6. Business Telephone Number_______________________________ Fax Number_____________________________
    (Include Country & City Code)

    7. Date of Birth_______________ Place of Birth______________________________ Sex_____ Race _____________

    8. Country of Citizenship__________________________ Country of Residence ________________________________

    9. Are you now a full time student?_____ If not, what is your present occupation/position?________________________

    10. Please indicate your native language_________________________________________________________________

    11. Were your law courses taught in English?____________________________________________________________

    12. Please list all other languages you speak and your level of proficiency ______________________________________


    13. If applicable, list the dates that you took the ALI/GU English Proficiency Test and/or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam and provide your highest score(s).


    14. Please list each time you have traveled outside of your home country for any purpose, including study, research, vacation/holiday, visit family or friends, work, live, etc.:

    Country Dates (from day/month/year – to day/month/year) Purpose

    15. If you are awarded a LAWA Fellowship, you will be asked to certify that you will return to your country after the Fellowship and that you will continue to promote women’s human rights in your country throughout your career. Please indicate whether you have any reservations about making this commitment and signing the agreement.

    1. Due to the intensity of the LAWA Program and academic studies, LAWA Fellows are not permitted to work throughout the academic portion of the program. Please indicate whether you are able to fund all of your own non-tuition expenses: Yes___ No____ If yes, please indicate what financial resources you have available to cover these expenses:

    17. Please write a short essay on each of the following. Attach your answer as a separate document along with your completed application form. The total length of your answer should not exceed 5 double-spaced pages. A. Describe your background and/or any significant experiences that help define you as a person (e.g., your hometown, your family, time spent in other countries, challenges you have overcome, etc.). B. Explain why you desire to be a LAWA Fellow, and how both your personal career goals, as well as women’s human rights in your country, will be advanced through your participation in the LAWA Program. Include information about the status of women in your community and country, and how the laws in your country affect women.
    C. If you are awarded a LAWA Fellowship, you will write a major research paper on a particular issue affecting women in your country. Please indicate what topic(s) you may be interested in addressing in this paper. Feel free to provide any other information that you believe will qualify you as a top candidate for a LAWA Fellowship.