The fellows have the opportunity to work in a variety of international settings, including corporations, nongovernmental organizations and respected law firms. This year’s 23 fellows make up the largest class in the program’s history. And for the first time, students have the opportunity to live and work in Cambodia, adding one more option to an already extensive program.
The program is named in honor of Milton Stewart, who graduated from the law school in 1971. He and his wife, Judi, congratulated the students on their appointments via a Skype session in the spring.
Professor Jayanth Krishnan, director of the Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession, said this year’s class brings the total number of students who have participated in the program to almost 125. He thanked the Stewarts for their loyalty to the law school and their commitment to educating the next generation of lawyers interested in globalization.
“We are so proud of our 2017 Stewart Fellows, because this year they set a landmark,” Krishnan said. “We have crossed 120, in terms of the number of students we have sent abroad for our summer internship program. While we started with just a handful of terrific students in India and China back in 2010, we have expanded to nine countries, including the key emerging market of Cambodia this summer. Our students have so many wonderful supporters, including, notably, the Stewarts, and we are grateful to everyone who has helped make this program successful.”
The 2017 Stewart Fellows and the countries and organizations where they will be completing internships are:
Sabienne Brutus and Gustavo Jiminez – the law firm of Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal
Kylie Wood – the law firm of Wiener Soto Caparrós
Lucrecia Galdamez and Samantha Lalisan – the law firm of Demarest Advogados and Votorantim Group, a diversified industrial conglomerate with interests in finance, energy, steel and paper
Kirsten Morelli – the law firm of Tilleke & Gibbins
Nick Palmieri – the law firm of SheppardMullin
Mary Christie and Katie Cutshaw – Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, an NGO supporting human rights
Anurima Deshpande – S&R Associates; Office of Gaurav Pachnanda, senior advocate, Supreme Court of India; and Renu Gupta, an independent legal practitioner
Tynan Edwards – the law firm of Luthra & Luthra
Kit Gambill and Danielle Sweet – a nongovernmental organization with Vrinda Grover
Jon Himes – the law firm of Nishith Desai Associates
Sushmitha Vulchi – the law firm of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Kelsey Walsh – The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy
Patrick Welsh – Novus Law LLC, a legal processing firm
Michael Couch and Clayton Smith – L&J Law Office LPC
Michael Stroup – the legal department of Kyoba AXA, an international investment management firm
Pooja Sahni – the law firm of Tilleke & Gibbins
Sarah Eddy and Kenneth Guerra – the law firm of Tilleke & Gibbins
The Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession was established in 2009 by professor William Henderson. The center has a three-part focus: advancing academic research and practical knowledge about the global legal profession; providing students with opportunities for hands-on learning about the law in other countries; and building global partnerships with other law schools to enhance educational opportunities.