Anna B. Bosch is a licensed attorney with a Ph.D. in Law, specializing in foreign-local dynamics in donor-assisted justice sector reforms. She leads visiting scholars in research and practice-related cores, including Law and Development (legal technical assistance, rule of law promotion), and the U.S. Judicial System (emphasis on criminal justice).
Dr. Bosch began her legal career as a criminal prosecutor for King County, Washington, from 2000 - 2006. As a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, she represented the State of Washington in all stages of criminal prosecution for a range of crimes, from misdemeanors to Class A felonies, as well as complex mortgage fraud involving tens of millions of dollars in losses. In 2006-7, she earned an LL.M. in Sustainable International Development from UW School of Law, researching the use of microfinance in agricultural settings. In 2016, she earned a Ph.D. in Law from UW School of Law for her empirical study of local actors working in donor-funded rule of law assistance in Indonesia.
In addition to conducting fieldwork in Indonesia and China during her Ph.D. studies, Dr. Bosch consulted, researched and taught on matters related to law reform, legal education, land reform, and women and development, for several courses offered at UW School of Law, including Theories and Tools for Combatting Corruption (Law E513), Law Reform in Transition Economies (Law E526), and Legal Problems of Economic Development (Law B578).
Dr. Bosch holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her current research interests include reforming the U.S. criminal justice system, and promoting the effective pursuit of locally owned and tailored justice sector reforms worldwide.