Last modified: Thursday, May 3, 2012
IU Maurer School of Law selects Stewart Fellows and Holdeen Scholars for internships
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Fourteen students at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law have been selected to participate as summer interns in Brazil, India 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, JD'71, of Portland, Ore., who is providing funding for the program. The internships at Indian NGOs 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 be further designated as Holdeen Scholars. Partial support for the South Korean fellows has also been provided by the Law School's Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic.
"The Stewart Fellows internships are 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 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 our other supporters of the program in the U.S., Brazil, India and Korea, we are able to send 14 fellows this summer, up from 11 in 2011 and six in 2010."
This year's Stewart Fellows and the countries and organizations where they will be completing their internships are:
- Rebeca Nuñez -- Demarest & Almeida Advogados, a São Paulo law firm, and Votorantim Group, a diversified industrial conglomerate with interests in finance, energy, steel and paper.
- Elyssa Campodonico -- Novus Law LLC and Koura & Co., a law firm in Delhi
- Amanda Craig -- Jagori, an NGO advocating for women's rights
- Ian Doig -- The law firm of S&R Associates, Delhi office
- Adesuwa Ighile -- Self-Employed Women's Association
- Michelle Jones -- The law firm of Trilegal, Delhi office
- Justin Schwemmer -- Council for Social Development, an NGO in Hyderabad
- Amanda Stephens -- Council for Social Development
- Collin Walsh -- The law firm of Nishith Desai Associates, Delhi office
- Samantha Wuletich -- The law firm of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., Delhi office
- Mahja Zeon -- Novus Law LLC and Koura & Co.
As NGO interns, Craig, Ighile, Schwemmer and Stephens have also been named Holdeen Scholars.
- Jihye Bae -- Yoon & Yang, a law firm in Seoul
- Kyle Doherty-Peters -- Barun Law, a law firm in Seoul
- Chanelle Wactor -- KyoboAxa, a joint venture between Kyobo Life Insurance and AXA S.A., a French global insurance group
All of the fellows will be second-year students at the IU Maurer School of Law in the fall, except Doherty-Peters, Jones and Walsh, who will be third-year students.
A video about the students' experiences as Stewart Fellows in 2011 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.