Current VLGS LL.M. Scholars

The Leitner Center is pleased to award the 2015-2016 Vivian Leitner Global South LL.M. Scholarships to Ghanaian judges and lawyers. This focus of the program aims to enhance the capacity of the judiciary and lawyers to protect human rights and strengthen rule of law for the advancement of sustainable development, poverty reduction, and civil society empowerment. Below are the brief biographies of this year’s scholarship recipients. 

Maame_resizeMaame Efua Addadzi-Koom 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Laws, First Class Honors & Salutatorian, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

– Served as a member the Student Representative Council Legal Affairs Commission
– Interned with Teens Aloud Foundations conducting interactive outreach work in Ghana, Nigeria, The Gambia, South Africa and Swaziland

 

Audrey_resizeAudrey Naana Abayena

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Laws, University of Ghana

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

– Serves as a Legal Adviser to the Ghana Permanent Mission to the United Nations
– Serves on the Sixth Committee (Legal Committee) of the United Nations
– Worked with the Legal and Consular Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Ghana

 

Emmanuel_ResizeEmmanuel Atsu Lodoh

EDUCATION

– Barrister at Law, Ghana School of Law
– Qualifying Certificate in Law, Ghana School of Law
– Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and History, University of Ghana

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

– Serves as a Circuit Court Judge with the Judicial Service of Ghana
– Served as the Deputy Director of the Judicial Training Institute of Ghana from 2008-2010
– Member of the Editorial Committee of the AMJG News Journal

Yaw_resizeYaw Owoahene-Acheampong

EDUCATION

– Qualifying Certificate in Law, Ghana School of Law
– Bachelor of Laws, University of Ghana

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

– Serves as a Circuit Court Judge with the Judicial Service of Ghana
– Served as a District Magistrate with the Judicial Service of Ghana from 2009-2012
– Private legal practice from 2005-2009

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