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 2014
- Carlos Gonzalez, J.D. anticipated 2015
- Chelsea Shelburne, J.D. anticipated 2015
We are pleased to announce the topic for this year's Program on Law and State Government fellowship year. Carlos and Chelsea have decided upon exploring state government responses to human trafficking, looking through the lenses of criminal law, victim rights and services, and child exploitation. Discussion and research to date have included technology's influence on this crime to how legal and policy issues create the lines between criminals and victims of human trafficking. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in this topic and stay tuned for more information as we plan toward sharing Chelsea and Carlos's scholarship with our legal community in the fall of 2014.
Former PLSG Fellowship Symposium Topics
- 2013 - State Governments Face the Realities of Aging Populations
- 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