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2017 Fedder Scholars

Two students were selected as Fedder Scholars for their work in Professor Robert Percival’s Global Environmental Law Seminar: Shannon Himes and Kerri Morrison.  Both students presented papers at the 15th Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, which was held from May 31-June 3 in Cebu, Philippines.  The Colloquium is the annual gathering of members of the Academy, a consortium of more than 200 law schools from 60 countries.  More than 180 environmental law professors and students from 30 countries attended the Colloquium, which was hosted by the University of Cebu.  The theme of this year’s colloquium was “Stories of the World We Want - and the Law as a Pathway.” 

On May 31 rising 3L Shannon Himes presented a paper on “Expanding Marine Protected Areas to Mitigate Climate Change: A Comparison of Hawaii and the Philippines.”  Her presentation incorporated photos she took the previous day while visiting Philippine marine protected areas.  On June 2 rising 3L Kerri Morrison presented a paper on “National and Multinational Strategies for Radioactive Waste Disposal.”  Kerri’s paper was published in the Environmental Law Reporter (47 ELR 47300) in April 2017.  Travel for the Maryland students was funded by the Environmental Law Program’s Fedder Scholars Fund, established through the generosity of the late Joel Fedder ’58.

Past Fedder Scholars:

2016: University of Oslo, Norway

  • Pratik Agarwal, Daniel Bosworth, Brieanah Schwartz, Zhang Zhouxian and Catherine McGrath

2015: Atma Jaya Catholic University in Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Josh Dhyani, Maryann Hong, Taylor Kasky, and Renee Lani

2014: Universidad Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona, Spain

  • Haley Peterson, John Gustafson, Christine Wang, Teal Hinga, Jenny Cameron and Andrea Olsen

2013: University of Waikota, New Zealand

  • Hilary Jacobs, Christopher Chaulk, Allie Santacreu, Kat O’Konski and Nepolina Chhetri


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