Dr Nadzriah Ahmad from the Faculty of Law, UiTM Shah Alam has been selected as the award recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship for 2020/2021 by the J.William Foreign Fulbright Scholarship Board, Washington DC.
Fulbright recipients are scholars from all over the globe that were given the opportunity to teach and conduct research in US universities. The program was founded by the United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946 and is one of the most widely recognized and prestigious scholarships in the world.
Dr Nadzriah Ahmad has been successfully accepted as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Penn Law) and will undertake research work relevant to re-entry and rehabilitation programs for juvenile offenders.
At Penn Law, Professor Regina Austin will serve as her faculty sponsor and the school is very much looking forward to supporting her research on the restorative justice model for juveniles that would strengthen the existing legal framework governing the re-entry and rehabilitation programs in Malaysia.
PennLaw is one of the top 5 Ivy League law schools in the US. In Penn Law, Dr Nadzriah will be given the opportunities to present her research along with other visiting scholars and researchers as part of the workshop series. Her research would contribute to the betterment of the legal framework and policies governing the juvenile justice system in Malaysia.
Dr Nadzriah hopes that these valuable opportunities given to her will help to develop industrial linkages and open more doors for research collaboration between UiTM and the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Dr Nadzriah is also hoping that her research work on juveniles can further contribute to the stakeholders in Malaysia, particularly the Social Welfare Department and the Ministry of Women, Family, and Community Development so that the legal rights of these children in the criminal justice system would be better protected.