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Sudha Shetty

Sudha Shetty

Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
Assistant Dean and Director, Hague Domestic Violence Project
Berkeley, CA, USA


Sudha Shetty is the Assistant Dean for International Partnerships and Alliances at the Goldman School of Public Policy.  For the past five years she has served as the Director of the International Fellowship Program and a graduate faculty at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs where she managed Fulbright’s, Muskie, Bolashak and Govt. of India Fellows; developed and implemented trainings for these emerging international leaders in the areas of strategic planning, policy development, leadership development, media and communications created partnership with Hennepin County and engaged the directors and department heads as mentors for the Fellows.

She speaks and writes extensively on domestic violence issues facing immigrant women and women of color. She has been a consultant to the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney, L.L.P. on diversity issues and in her former role as Director of the Seattle University Law School’s Access to Justice Institute she developed a variety of legal access projects focused on battered women. She was honored by the Washington Women Lawyers Foundation for her work with underserved communities. 

She has been the recipient of several awards – 2005 King County Washington Women Lawyers – Special Contributions to the Judiciary Award;  2005 NALP (National Association of Law School Placements – Award of Distinction in Pro Bono and Public Service;  2003 Asian Bar Association of Washington - Community Service Award;  2003 PSLawNet - the Pro Bono Publico Award; 2004 AALS (American Association of Law Schools) - Father Drinan Award for forwarding the ethic of pro bono and public service in law schools through personal service, program design and management.  She was the 2005 Section Chair of The American Associations of Law Schools Pro Bono Public and Public Interest Section. She was a founding member and chair of Chaya, a grass-roots South Asian domestic violence prevention program in Seattle.  She was a 1999 fellow of the Asian Pacific Women’s Leadership Institute.  Ms. Shetty received a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Psychology from Sophia College in Bombay, India, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Bombay, India.
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