Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Application Process


Candidates for the Armenia Fellowship must have completed a J.D. degree and be licensed to practice law. Fluency in spoken and written Armenian is preferred but not required. High consideration will be given to Southwestern alumni.

Candidates must have a strong interest in and commitment to the development of rule of law, and considerable experience or expertise in one or more of the areas noted under Role of the Southwestern Armenia Fellow. Candidates must be generally familiar with current events in Armenia relating to one or more of these areas.

How to Apply

Candidates must submit a current resume, application letter and two letters of recommendation to the Southwestern Armenia Fellowship Executive Committee, directed to the attention of Professor Anahid Gharakhanian (see addresses below). Applications sent via U.S. mail must be postmarked by July 6.

The application letter should

  • explain the candidate's interest in the Fellowship
  • specify the area(s) noted under Role of the Southwestern Armenia Fellow in which the candidate is particularly qualified, describing with specificity the relevant qualifications

The letters of recommendation should

  • address the candidate's qualifications for the Fellowship
  • be submitted along with the other application materials

Applications should be sent

  • Via email to:
  • Via U.S. mail to: Professor Anahid Gharakhanian
    Southwestern Law School
    3050 Wilshire Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

Application Deadline and Start Date

The deadline for applying for the Fellowship is Friday, July 6, 2012. The interviews and selection of the fellow are anticipated to be completed over the summer, with a start date in Yerevan, Armenia, in September or October 2012.


Competitive salary, benefits, room and board.