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IU Maurer School of Law names Stewart Fellows for international internships

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013

April 25, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Eleven students who are studying at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law have been named Milton Stewart Fellows and will participate as summer interns in Brazil, India, Japan and South Korea through the law school's Center on the Global Legal Profession.

Inaugurated in 2010, the unique program offers students experiences in a variety of settings, including corporations, highly reputed law firms and rights-based non-governmental organizations.

The students have been named Milton Stewart Fellows in honor of alumnus Milton Stewart of Portland, Ore., a 1971 graduate of the law school who is providing funding for the program. Demarest & Almeida Advogados and Votorantim Group are funding the Brazil internships. An internship at an Indian NGO has also been made possible through a strong partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India Program; its director, Derek Mitchell; and its director emerita, Kathy Sreedhar. Partial support for the South Korean fellows has also been provided by the law school's Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic.

"The Stewart Fellows program is in keeping with the center's mission of developing our students' ability to practice in the globalized legal environment as business lawyers, public-sector lawyers and social justice advocates," said Professor Jayanth K. Krishnan, head of the India Initiative at the Center on the Global Legal Profession. "Thanks to the generosity of alumni and our other supporters of the program, we have continued to expand the number of Stewart Fellows since we founded the program in 2010."

"We are so pleased that the program is growing," said Professor Christiana Ochoa, an expert on governance and human rights in Latin America. "Not only have we increased the number of students participating in the Stewart Fellows Program, but we have also expanded the presence of the program into areas of the world that are important to our students."

This year's Stewart Fellows and the countries and organizations where they will be completing their internships are:




South Korea

All of the fellows will be second-year students at the IU Maurer School of Law in the fall, except Domin and Netland, who will be third-year students, and Purohit, who is completing her Ph.D. in English at Indiana University with a minor in law from the Maurer School of Law.

A video about the experiences of the 2012 Stewart Fellows can be viewed here.

Contributions to fund future Stewart Fellows can be made through: Arthur M. Lotz Office of Alumni and Development, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405. Contributions also may be made online at the IU Foundation website for IU Maurer Law donations.