Four graduate students have been selected as gonfaloniers--banner carriers-- at this year’s commencement, June 15 at CenturyLink Field. Each year, UW chooses four graduate students who
exemplify excellence in learning, teaching, mentoring and/or research. This year, one is Wasima Badghisy, a 2013 graduate of the LL.M. program at the UW School of Law.
"Being chosen as a gonfalonier of the University of Washington is a big honor for me," said Ms. Badghisy, who is an instructor on the faculty of Law and Political Science at Herat University in Afghanistan. "And it is the most important event during my time at UW."
Prof. Badghisy is the first woman from post-Taliban Afghanistan to earn an LL.M. degree from a major U.S. law school. She is a participant in the University of Washington School of Law’s Legal Education Support Program-Afghanistan (UW-LESPA) which has delivered capacity-building programs for Law and Shari’a faculties at universities throughout Afghanistan since 2005.
After graduation, Prof. Badghisy intends to return to Herat University and resume teaching.