Institute for Transnational Law Announces 2017-2018 Foreign Judge Fellow

Through the generous support of the MD Anderson Foundation, the Institute for Transnational Law has a long-standing record of supporting foreign judges in their pursuit of a master’s degree in law from the University of Texas. The program continues to fund a full scholarship and living expenses for a German judge for the Texas Law LL.M. Program each year. The Institute looks forward to extending this program in the future to support judges and legal scholars from Latin America in conjunction with the University of Texas Latin American Initiative as well as excellent judges from around the world.

The 2017-2018 Foreign Judge in Residence is Dimce Sikiski. Sikiski is from Colgne, Germany, and is pursuing an LL.M. degree with a Business Law Concentration at the University of Texas School of Law. Sikiski mainly focuses on Comparative Law and Dispute Resolution topics. Before coming to Texas, he was a judge at the Regional Court (Landgericht) of Cologne and the Municipal Court (Amtsgericht) of Wermelskirchen, dealing with criminal and civil matters. Following his lifetime appointment in 2014, he mainly worked on white-collar crime cases at the Regional Court of Cologne.