Founded as a non-profit organization in 2009 based in Washington, DC, the Friends of the Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan has brought together experienced US lawyers from law firms, government, and international development to implement innovative programs that identify and invest in Afghan lawyers as thought leaders toward the improvement of rule of law in Afghanistan.
About the Scholarship Program
The Afghan LLM scholarship program provides opportunities for highly qualified Afghan lawyers to study for a Master’s in Law (LLM) in the US. FPJRA seeks to connect selected scholars with professional mentors in the legal field as well. Selected scholars show a commitment to return to Afghanistan to work in the legal sector, joining a community of over 100 alumni of other LLM scholarship programs supported by the US Government who are already back in Afghanistan.
About The Alumni Association
The Afghanistan-US Law Alumni Association (ALAA) is composed of approximately 100 graduates of LLM scholarship programs supported by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) of the US State Department. These scholarship programs include the FPJRA program, where scholars have studied at over 15 different law schools in the US, the Legal Education Support Program – Afghanistan (LESPA) administered at the University of Washington School of Law, and the Legal Education for Visiting Afghan Scholars (LEVAS) program, administered at Ohio Northern University College of Law. The ALAA brings together Afghan lawyers from the private sector, public sector, international development and support sector, and academia to promote rule of law throughout the country.
One of our distinguished alumni, Naqib Ahmad Khpulwak, was killed in the 2016 attack on the American University of Afghanistan. Professor Khpulwak was a strong supporter of education for rule of law and development in Afghanistan, and we remember him and carry forth his commitment to education—a commitment which terrorists cannot extinguish.
If we master the ability to think for ourselves, we will be truly free.
FPJRA is a registered non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. If you would like to give to the important cause of strengthening the rule of law in Afghanistan, please donate.