CSP Joan M.S Bull Esq, Head of the Legal and Justice Support Department (LJSD) in Sierra Leone, has every reason to celebrate after earning her Master of Law in Intellectual Property from the Franklin Pierce School of Law, University of New Hampshire. Not only is she a Fulbright scholarship holder, but she has also achieved a remarkable feat that has left her colleagues and friends in awe.
Joan’s journey to achieving her Master’s degree was not an easy one. She emerged to be amongst three candidates who were successfully awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 2022 to study in the United States. Few weeks into her studies at the Franklin Pierce School of Law School, Joan was elected to serve as a Governor for the LLM class at the Student Bar Association. That position which gave her an opportunity to address issues and advocate for students to the school administration. Ms Bull was a Chevening Scholar and studied at the University of Glasgow in Scotland in 2015 where she attained an MSc in Transnational Organized Crime, Justice and Security.
Joan’s passion for intellectual property law and her desire to make a difference in her Sierra Leone kept her motivated.
After completing her studies, Joan is planning to return to Sierra Leone with a wealth of knowledge and experience that she is eager to share with her colleagues and peers. She believes that her new qualification will enable her to contribute more effectively to the development of intellectual property law in Sierra Leone and help to create a more conducive environment for innovation and creativity.
Joan’s achievement has not only brought pride to herself and her family but also serves as an inspiration to young women who aspire to pursue a career in law. Her dedication, hard work, and commitment to excellence have set a high standard for others to follow.
As Joan celebrates this milestone in her career, she remains focused on her mission to promote security, justice and uphold the rule of law in Sierra Leone. She is determined to use her knowledge and expertise to make a positive impact on the legal system and ensure that justice is accessible to all.
Taking to social media, she posted
“LLM Intellectual Property: Franklin Pierce School of Law, University of New Hampshire “
Joan M.S Bull (CSP) is the Current Head of the Legal and Justice Support Department (LJSD). Ms Bull has served as a Senior State Prosecutor since 2011 and Legal Adviser of the Criminal Investigations Department from 2018 to 2021. She serves as Legal Expert for the West African Police Information System and a Legal and Technical Expert for the Transnational Organized Crime Unit (TOCU) of the Sierra Leone Police.