|Mary Hill, '94, General Counsel and Deputy Commissioner for the Indiana State Department of Health, gave the keynote address at the 2007 PLSG Fellowship Symposium entitled "Wellness and the Law."|
|J. Murray Clark, '82 was a featured speaker at the 2005 PLSG Fellowship Symposium on "Integrity in Public Service: Living up to the Public Trust?" Clark is a former chairperson, Senate Ethics Committee, Indiana Senate and current Chairman of the Indiana State Republican Party|
|Roberta Baskin was a featured speaker at the 2005 PLSG Fellowship Symposium on "Integrity in Public Service: Living up to the Public Trust?" Baskin is currently the Excecutive Director, The Center for Public Integrity. She is also a nationally acclaimed investigative journalist, formerly with 20/20.|
|Hon. Frank Sullivan, Jr. was a featured speaker at the 2004 PLSG Fellowship Symposium on "Maximizing Judicial Fairness and Efficiency: Should Indiana Consider Creating an Office of Administrative Hearings?" Sullivan is an Associate Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.|
|"The law school's proximity to the heart of Indiana's government affords significant strategic and
practical advantages to the Program on Law and State Government's
goals. Ultimately, the program serves as a vehicle to bring students,
the law school, and the community of state government policy makers
together in an academic forum for public debate and analysis of
the legal issues facing state governments."
Cynthia Baker, Director
Program on Law and State Government
The Program on Law and State Government Fellowships provide extra curricular 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.
» 2014 Fellowship Flyer (PDF)
» 2014 Fellowship Application (Application period has not yet begun)
Congratulations to the Program on Law and State Government Fellows for 2013:
- Tarah M.C. Baldwin, J.D. anticipated May 2014
- Sean P. Deneault, J.D. anticipated May 2014
2013 Fellowship Symposium Topic:
Sean and Tarah are exploring the topic of state government responses to elder justice issues and the economics of aging as the fellowship topic for 2013. They are devoting the spring semester to researching this topic, including interviewing government officials, academics, lawyers, economists, and policy makers on how state governments are responding to their aging populations. As in the past, the fellows’ work and research will culminate with an academic event in the fall of 2013. Your insights and ideas on this effort are welcome!
- 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