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Friday, April 22, 2011

IU Maurer School of Law announces 2011 Milton Stewart Brazil Fellows

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Two students at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law have been named the 2011 Milton Stewart Brazil Fellows in the school's Center on the Global Legal Profession.

Viviana Gonzalez and Eli Roberts will spend eight weeks in São Paulo this summer as legal interns. They will divide their time between Demarest & Almeida Advogados, one of the largest law firms in the country, and Vontorantim Group, a diversified industrial conglomerate with interests in finance, energy, steel, and paper. Gonzalez and Roberts will be second-year students this fall.

"We are indebted to Milt Stewart for making these internships possible," said Christiana Ochoa, professor of law, Charles L. Whistler Faculty Fellow, and director of the school's Brazil program. "His professional and personal relationships with the former chair of Demarest, Altamiro Boscoli, and the current general counsel and managing director of Votorantim, Alexandre Silva D'Ambrosio, were indispensable in arranging the program." Ochoa also expressed gratitude to Stewart and to Demarest & Almeida for their financial support of the internships.

Stewart, JD'71, a senior partner of the Portland, Ore., firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, established the Stewart Fellows program in 2010. He traveled to India with Professor William Henderson and Professor Jay Krishnan and assisted in arranging internships for six Indiana Law students. The students spent the summer working for law firms, non-governmental organizations and the Indian Solicitor General's office. This year, nine Stewart Fellows will complete internships in India, in addition to the two Brazil Fellows.


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