Kate Batzoglou

    Kate Batzoglou

    CalDRE #01445813

    Personal Background

    Originally from Ekaterinburg, Russia, Kate first came to the United States as a recipient of the U.S.Department of State full scholarship for the ACTR/ACCELS FSA Academic Exchange Year Program (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_Leaders_Exchange).

    After a year in the United States, Kate received a U.S. high school diploma from Richmond Community High School at age 16.

    Upon her return to Russia, Kate attended Ural State Law University ("USLU"-http://en.usla.ru/) where she subsequently received a full scholarship.

    USLU is one of the largest law schools in Russia consistently rating amonst the top five in the country. As a student of the Institute of Law and Business at the USLU, Kate focused on civil and commercial law. While at USLU, Kate was granted a full scholarship for one academic year study in Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). Kate graduated with Honors from USLU receiving her J.D. equivalent at the age of 21.

    Upon graduation, Kate worked as an in-house counsel for one of the large Russian corporations in Ekaterinburg. She subsequently decided to obtain an additional legal education overseas as she wanted to focus on the international aspect of business.

    Kate received a scholarship from the Golden Gate University School of Law (San Francisco, Ca) and joined its LL.M program in U.S. Legal Studies. After graduating with the highest GPA in her class one year later, Kate passed California (2003;SBN:226848) and New York (2004;SBN:4241964) Bar exams on the first attempt.

    Kate also studied in Queens' College, University of Cambridge, UK, where she received a Cambridge Overseas Trust scholarship. She obtained her LL.M in Commercial Law in 2005, focusing on international commercial transactions and litigation.

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