From the 2006 News Archive
Inaugural Class of International Fellows to Report on Public Interest Work Abroad on Oct. 16
The International Law and Society Program and Recognition will be held Monday, Oct. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Krongard Board Room, with the School of Law’s inaugural class of David S. Brown International Fellows reporting on their summer public interest work aboard.
The David S. Brown '33 Fund for Excellence has been established by Baltimore real estate developer Howard Brown in memory of his father, David S. Brown, a 1933 graduate of the law school. Through its support of the David S. Brown International Fellowship Program, the Fund enables students to spend a semester working in law reform agencies located around the world. While in residence, fellows work under the direction of the host agency. The program is open to law school participants in the South Africa and World Health Organization Externship programs, as well as internships for the Law Reform Commission and The Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Upon returning to the law school, Fellows prepare a paper on the work done for their agency and present it at a public forum.
This past summer, third-year students Robin Clark and Elizabeth Crook worked for the Australian Law Reform Commission and classmate Ivy Gentry worked for the Law Reform Commission of England and Wales. "At Maryland, I’ve been studying at the law school’s Center for Health and Homeland Security, so in Australia I worked on a critique of how free speech rights have been infringed by their recent anti-terrorism act," said Clark. "It was an incredible experience to see another country’s governmental system at this level, working with its best legal minds on one of the pre-eminent issues of the day."