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Elizabeth Allington
IU School of Law-Indianapolis

Last modified: Tuesday, March 25, 2008

IU law professor receives Fulbright Award

March 25, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gerard Magliocca, professor of law at the Indiana University School of Law--Indianapolis, will hold the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Chair at the Roosevelt Center for American Studies in the Netherlands in the fall of 2008.

Gerard Magliocca

Gerard Magliocca

Magliocca joined the faculty following two years as an associate with Covington & Burling and one year as a clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the Second Circuit. He received the Best New Professor Award from the student body in 2004 and the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) Award in 2006. His research interests focus on constitutional law, legal history and intellectual property.

"I am incredibly excited about this opportunity to represent our country in the Netherlands," Magliocca said. "By interacting with European scholars interested in American studies, this Fulbright Award will enrich my scholarship on constitutional law and allow me make friends and memories that will last a lifetime."

Magliocca is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program's purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world.

The Fulbright program, America's flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since its inception, the program has exchanged approximately 273,500 people -- 102,900 Americans who have studied, taught or researched abroad and 170,600 students, scholars and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States. The program operates in more than 150 countries worldwide. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.