Class of 2013-14
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- Ashot Agaian
- Dafina Bardhi
- Esubalew Legesse Dadi
- Anurag Devkota
- Narine Harutyunyan
- Abass Kamara
- Idrissa Kargbo
- Otsetswe Koboyankwe
- Sergey Kurakov
- Farhad Najafov
- Theodore Parran
- Anthony Poboe
- Venera Ramaj
- Gabriela S. Sabatini
- Artemio Bernardo Salinas Cantu
- Maria Namuma Simiyu
- Mariam Sndoyan
- Asiyan Suleymanoglu
- Sheikh Towhidul Karim
Education: BA in Law, MA in Law, National University of Ostroh Academy, Ukraine.
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Private legal practice in banking and finance law with a law firm in the Ukraine; Judicial Accountability Coordinator, Chemonics Int., Ukraine.
Education: LLB from Prishtina University, Kosovo.
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Project Associate at National Democratic Institute operating office in Kosovo, Secondment to the Office of the President of Republic of Kosovo - executive officer to the Chief of staff, head of HR at one of the largest insurance companies in Kosovo IC "Siguria".
ESUBALEW LEGESSE DADI
Education: LLB Degree in Law from Mekelle University Ethiopia in 2008 with a high academic ranking and an LL.M Degree in Public International Law with a specific specialization on International Environmental and Energy Law from the University of Oslo, Norway (2010-2012).
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Legal researcher on climate change and sustainable development at the Center for International Sustainable Development Law (Canada), expert input to the UNFCCC on its draft matrix on sustainable development in the CDM’s context (June 2012) an Intern at the American Redcross Tampabay chapter (Disaster Action Team) (USA), intern at Mediation FLA, LLC (USA) Assistant Lecturer and head of the department of law of Mizan-Tepi University (Ethiopia).
Education: LLB, Kathmandu School of Law, Purbanchal University.
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Legal Consultant, Jagaran Media Center, Co-owner, Paramount Legal Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd., Program Officer, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), Nepal Country Office.
Education: Bachelor of Jurisprudence, Yerevan State University, Armenia; Master of Law, American University of Armenia.
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Expert in draft legal acts at the Ministry of Justice of Armenia, reviewing drafts of laws, government decisions, decisions of the Prime Minister in order to ensure compliance with the RA Constitution, and other legal acts.
Home: Sierra Leone
Education: LL.B (Hons.), Fourah Bay College (FBC), University of Sierra Leone; BA (General), Fourah Bay College (FBC), University of Sierra Leone; Post-Graduate Diploma in Judicial and Legal Studies, Sierra Leone Law School; Post-Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting, Ghana School of Law.
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Research Advisor, Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD), Sierra Leone; Research Assistant and Principal Legal Officer (Research Department), Law Reform Commission of Sierra Leone.
Home: Sierra Leone
Education: LLB (Hons), Fourah Bay College; BA (General) Fourah Bay College, Post Graduate Diploma in Judicial and Legal Studies, Sierra Leone Law School.
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Legal Research Assistant and Principal Legal Officer in the Research Department of Sierra Leone Law Reform Commission.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Law, University of Botswana (2003-2008;) Contracts Drafting and Negotiating Masterclass by Euromoney Legal Training Institute; USA (2008.) Postgraduate Certificate in Legislative Drafting, Commonwealth Secretariat, Accra - Ghana 23rd July-12th October, 2012.
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Temporary Legal Services officer at the Botswana Unified Revenue Services; Legislative Drafting Division within the Attorney General's Chambers; member of the Attorney General's Chambers Corruption Prevention Committee; member of the National Anti-Poaching Strategy; member of the Taskforce on the Domestication of CEDAW in the Department of Gender.
Education: Moscow State Linguistic University, MA in International law.
Pre-PROLAW Experience: In-house corporate lawyer; Russian office of ABA Rule of Law Initiative. ABA projects relating to free legal aid, court monitoring, civil society development and human rights.
Education: LL.B., Baku State University, Baku, Azerbaijan; Graduate of the Hertie School of Governance, Winter Academy 2013 "Transformation Lawyers – Legal Dialogue for Legal Transformation", Berlin, Germany.
Pre-PROLAW Experience: General coordinator at Azerbaijan Law Reform Centre NGO. Carrying out of management of projects on Rule of Law Development field, which are mainly financed by international actors (COE, GIZ, IRZ and etc.), drafting reports on current situation of implementation of Rule of Law institutes; Senior associate at BHM Baku Law Centre LLC. Responsible for supervision of Legal Service Department at Main Office of One-Stop Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan; Currently expert at Judicial Legal Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan on international affairs; Editor of Azerbaijani Lawyer Journal (Azərbaycan Vəkili).
Education: BA Saint Louis University, JD Case Western University
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Criminal prosecution experience as an intern/assistant to a prosecutor in an Ohio county prosecutor's office. General civil experience as an intern in the City of Cleveland Law Department.
Education: BA in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia.
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Rehabilitation Officer, Ministry of Justice; Supervisor, Quality Control, Liberia Civil Aviation Authority; Trial Lawyer, Jones and Associates Legal Consultants; Associate Judicial Affairs Officer, United Nations Mission in Liberia.
Education: BA in Law; University of Prishtina, Kosovo, Exchange semester in International and European Law at Katholieke University of Leuven, Belgium.
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Junior Legal Adviser, Researcher and Monitoring Officer in Anti-Corruption, Procurement, Conflict of Interest, working groups on Law Drafting Procedures in Kosovo, Private Lawyer Office practice.
GABRIELA S. SABATINI
Education: Lawyer (UNLP, Buenos Aires, Argentina), Public Policy (FLACSO ARGENTINA), Public Procurement (UNSAM, Buenos Aires Argentina), Governance and Political Management (St. Andrew´s University – Andean Development Corporation CAF – George Washington University), Advanced Public Procurement Course (IDLO), Environmental Law Specialist (UBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Procurement and Contract Specialist, Ministry of Economy, Gov of Buenos Aires. Preparation and supervision of projects for development: Design, Preparation, Evaluation and Implementation of Projects financed by Multilateral Organizations: Financial and Economic Assessment. Preparation of: Project Proposals, Operation Manuals; Annual Operative Programs, Procurement Plans and national government’s pipeline. Experience in project monitoring, procurement processes, budgeting, financial management, disbursement projections and loan negotiations.
ARTEMIO BERNARDO SALINAS CANTU
Education: LL.B '12, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México.
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Legal consulting and litigation on civil, family and commercial law. Legal advisor, at the Mexican Ministry of Interior regarding the implementation of the Accusatorial and Adversarial Criminal Justice System.
MARIA NAMUMA SIMIYU
Education: LL.B, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, (2009,) Dip. Advocacy: The Kenya School of Law (2012).
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Legal Consultant and Researcher, United Nations, Habitat (UN-Habitat) Office of the Executive Director, (OED) and Researcher, the Kenya Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).
Education: BA in Philology and Pedagogue, Diploma in Law, pursuing PHD in Law, at Yerevan State University, Armenia.
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Senior Legal Specialist of the Department for the relations with the European Court of Human Rights at the Ministry of Justice of Armenia since 2008. Legal adviser at International Police Association of Armenian section since 2011. First class specialist at the Department of Financial Statistics, National Statistical Service of Armenia (2005-2008). Member of Armenian Bar Association, certified Lawyer.
Education: LL.B from Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law, accredited mediator since 2007
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Weinstein International Fellow 2013, JAMS Foundation. Program Coordinator, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative MENA Division. Program Coordinator and Trainer, Better Access to Justice Project in Turkey.
SHEIKH TOWHIDUL KARIM
Education: LL.B (Honors) and LL.M, International Islamic University Chittagong.
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Lecture in Law at International Islamic University Chittagong, Advocate in Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Legal practitioner in Chittagong District Bar Association; volunteered as a Human Rights worker in the Bangladesh Human Rights Foundation.