The Program on Law and State Government Fellowships provide extracurricular opportunity for law students to study and research critical legal and regulatory issues facing state governments in exchange for a tuition credit of up to $5,000. Working with the guidance and assistance of the Director of the Program on Law and State Government, fellowship responsibilities include developing and sharing their scholarship and hosting an academic event addressing the fellows' collaboratively chosen fellowship topic. Fellowships are designed to support students in their research and study of critical legal and regulatory issues facing state and local governments. The Program on Law and State Government will assist fellows' efforts to publish or otherwise distribute their academic papers to interested academic, legal, or state government communities.
Fellowships for 2013
Congratulations to our 2013 Fellowship Recipients:
- Tarah M.C. Baldwin, J.D. anticipated May 2015
- Sean P. Deneault, J.D. anticipated May 2014
2013 Fellowship Symposium: Friday, September 20th
This year's Program on Law and State Government Fellowship Symposium will examine various states' approaches to their growing, elderly populations. As state budgets respond to the new and changing demographics, exploitation of seniors is also causing states to re-examine traditional legal tools to care and protect seniors. Fellow Sean Deneault will examine the potential for state led strategies to combat Medicare fraud. Fellow Tarah M.C. Baldwin will address states' roles in preventing financial exploitation in aging populations with focus given in the areas of filial support, guardianships and powers of attorney.
Former PLSG Fellowship Symposium Topics
- 2012 - State Governments' Role in the Economic Development of Advanced Manufacturing and Small Business
- 2010 - Public Entrepreneurship in State Government
- 2009 - State Law and Energy Policy: Initiatives and Ideas Powering the Future
- 2008 - Education Reform and State Government: The Role of Tests, Expectations, Funding and Failure
- 2007 - Wellness and the Law: State Governments' Role in Addressing America's Public Health Crisis
- 2006 - From the State House to the Schoolhouse: Religious Expression in the Public Sphere
- 2005 - Integrity in Public Service: Living up to the Public Trust?
- 2004 - Maximizing Judicial Fairness & Efficiency: Should Indiana Consider Creating an Office of Administrative Hearings?
- 2003 - Charter School Law: Comparative Perspectives of the Role of the Sponsor
- 2001 - State Regulation and Funding of Elections
- 2000 - The Internet's Impact on State Tax Systems