Helping Africa and her native Cameroon improve the management of natural resources is a long-held goal for LL.M. candidate Mohamed Djenabou. It’s what drew her to the Law Center’s LL.M. program in Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law – and it’s why the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation awarded her a $4,000 scholarship.
“I deeply believe it is unfortunate that at the time when all countries rally for a more judicious use of fossil energies, for the encouragement of the exploitation of all renewable energy sources, and economy of energy on a large scale, Africa still lives in antiquity and remains very vulnerable,” she wrote in her application for the Rocky Mountain Foundation scholarship. Her stated career goal: “Being one of the best attorneys on the international scene and a leader for the enhancement of natural resources management in Africa.”
The 15th of 38 children born into a polygamous family, Djenabou earned her law degree and three master’s at the University of Pau, France. She is married and the mother of two children.
LL.M. candidate John Darko of Ghana, who is also concentrating in the energy section, won a $6,000 scholarship from the Rocky Mountain Foundation.
The Rocky Mountain Foundation awards scholarships to law students it sees as possessing “potential to make a significant contribution to the field of natural resources law” as well as academic and leadership ability. The foundation is an educational organization that provides scholarly research of the laws and issues affecting domestic and international mineral and water resources, public land management, land use, conservation, environmental protection and related areas.