It’s no secret that the world is shrinking. Technology, mobility, and population growth are all contributing to a society that is fast becoming global in every sense. And as the world becomes smaller, lawyers need to be prepared to meet an entirely new set of client demands and challenges.
To help students become better prepared in today’s global environment, the Maurer School of Law offers programs to introduce students to career options around the world.
In the summer of 2012, 14 students spent the summer in India, Brazil, and South Korea as Milton Stewart Fellows working at highly reputed law firms, corporations, and non-governmental organizations. The NGO interns working in India were also named Holdeen Scholars in honor of the Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India Program. Since 2010, 31 Maurer students have served as Stewart Fellows. (The 2012 Stewart Fellows are shown above with sponsors Milton Stewart, JD'71, and his wife, Judi.)
Why India? “That’s a good question, given that it’s a huge, poor, crowded country with a cumbersome civil service,” said Jay Krishnan, Professor of Law, Charles L. Whistler Faculty Fellow, and Director of the Center on the Global Legal Profession’s India Program. “Despite these challenges, India is growing quickly, with savvy entrepreneurs and several hundred million English-speaking residents. Most of all,” he continued, “India is a democracy, and the rule of law prevails. There’s no better environment for students to experience globalization." Brazil and South Korea offer similar opportunities for students to receive hands-on legal and business training in a rapidly growing, globally based environment.
Watch a video about the Stewart Fellows' experiences in 2012.