Bimal Poudel holds a bachelor’s degree in jurisprudence, constitutional law and criminal law from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He completed a masters degree in law from the same university in 2002. In 2006-07 he was awarded NUFFIC Scholarship to pursue master degrees in international business and trade law from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. As a Chevening scholar he earned LLM in international human rights law degree from the University of Essex, United Kingdom in 2011-12. Mr. Poudel is working as a Registrar of the High Court Patan, Nepal. He also worked at the Supreme Court of Nepal, National Judicial Academy, various Courts of Appeal and Attorney General Office in various capacities for more than 15 years. He contributes on planning, implementing and monitoring judicial policies, conducting training, research and dedicated to enhancing access to justice for all and promoting the rule of law. During his Fellowship year, he would like to learn how American judicial system is able to tackle backlog of cases, foster rule of law and enforce judicial decisions. Moreover, he would also like to learn American working culture, build strong ties with American governmental and non-governmental institutions.