As globalization breaks down the barriers of international businesses, economies, and cultures, the IU Maurer School of Law's Center on the Global Legal Profession is forging relationships that defy borders, while becoming a home base for the development of the international skills needed by the lawyers of tomorrow.
The Center's initiatives focus on three key areas: research, student opportunities, and global partnerships.
Since its inception in 2009, the Center has engaged in breakthrough research on important topics affecting the profession. Here are some recent highlights:
The Center is closely involved in expanding opportunities for Indiana Law students to gain hands-on experience in the global legal profession. Since 2010, the Center has administered the Milton Stewart Fellowship Program, which provides 1L and 2L students legal internship opportunities in different markets around the globe. Thanks to generous philanthropic donations, including from Milton R. Stewart, JD'71, and his wife Judi, the Center has funded over 40 students who have worked in law firms, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies in Brazil, China, India, Japan, and Korea. The Center is in the process of evaluating applications for its next class of 2014 Stewart Fellows.
In addition, the Center works closely with Indiana Law's Office of International Programs in helping to place students in study abroad exchanges. Options for foreign study include programs in France, Spain, Poland, Germany, Brazil, India, Ireland, New Zealand, and China. This year, the deadline to study abroad during the 2014-2015 academic year is February 7. Click here for further information.
One of the Maurer School of Law's strategies centers on building global partnerships through interdisciplinary collaborations, both within Indiana University and around the world. The Center's faculty has been involved with various professional organizations, international development agencies, and educational institutions of excellence around the world, including: FGV Law School (São Paulo); Jindal Global Law School (Haryana, India); National Taiwan University; ESADE Law School (Barcelona); Sungkyunkwan University (Seoul); Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China); and the Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL) (Shenzhen, China).
Some recent activities by Center colleagues include:
The Center's faculty brings together a diverse array of scholars with expertise on the legal profession throughout the world. They are:
Find a complete listing of the Center's activities at its website.