Columbia Law Alumna Wins Fulbright

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August 10, 2007 – Columbia Law School alumna Jodie Adams Kirshner ’06 has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study at Cambridge University in England for the coming academic year.
The award will enable her to spend a year as a Fellow at the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge, studying corporate governance in the European Union. She will look at the development of a new trans-European corporate form, the Societas Europaea, and compare it to the federalist system in the United States. The award provides a stipend of about £1,000 a month, or a little over $2,000.
Since graduating this past year, Kirshner has been a law clerk for Judge Maryanne Trump Barry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Kirshner earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1999 and a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School in 2002.
The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the U.S. State Department. It was created in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas.
Since then, the Fulbright Program has made awards to 105,400 Americans and 174,100 students, scholars and teachers from other countries so they could observe each others political, economic, educational and cultural institutions, exchange ideas and embark on joint ventures to help others. The program operates in more than 150 countries.
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