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Thursday, April 14, 2011

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IU Maurer School of Law selects Stewart Fellows and Holdeen Scholars for India internships

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April 14, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Nine students at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law have been selected to participate as summer interns in India 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 highly reputed law firms and rights-based, non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

The nine students have been named Stewart Fellows in honor of alumnus Milton Stewart, of Portland, Ore., who received a J.D. in 1971. Stewart endowed the program in 2010. The four NGO internships have also been made possible through a strong partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India Program and its director, Kathy Sreedhar. The NGO interns will also be further designated as Holdeen Scholars.

"The India 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 servants and social change agents," said Professor Jayanth K. Krishnan, the Charles L. Whistler Faculty Fellow and head of the India Initiative at the Center on the Global Legal Profession. "Thanks to the generosity of alumni and other supporters of the program, we are able to send nine students to India this summer, up from six in 2010."

"The students' exposure to the systems, practices and culture of the world's largest democracy will expand the set of opportunities for their employment when they are ready to enter the job market," said Professor William Henderson, a Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow and director of the Center on the Global Legal Profession.

This year's Stewart Fellows are:

As NGO interns, Barrett, Haering, Jestaedt, and Rozier have also been named Holdeen Scholars. All of the fellows will be second-year students at the IU Maurer School of Law next fall, except Carter, who will be a third-year student.

Additional information about the Center on the Global Legal Profession may be found on its website, and 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 Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

Contributions may be made online at the IU Foundation website for IU Maurer Law donations.

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