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Law School Briefs highlights news from law schools in Indiana. While Indiana Lawyer has always covered law school news and continues to keep up with law school websites and press releases for updates, we gladly accept submissions for this section from law students, professors, alumni, and others who want to share law school-related news. If you’d like to submit news or a photo from an event, please email it to Marilyn Odendahl at modendahl@ibj.com, along with contact information for any follow-up questions at least two weeks prior to the issue date.

Golden Dome alumnus awarded fellowship with solicitor general

University of Notre Dame Law School alumnus Greg “Ryan” Snyder is one of five recent law school graduates selected as a 2013 Bristow Fellow.

These prestigious fellowships are awarded each year to a small, select group of young attorneys. They have excellent academic records and, typically, come to the program after completing a one-year judicial clerkship, usually with a federal appellate court judge.

Bristow Fellows assist the U.S. Office of the Solicitor General attorneys in a variety of duties. These can include drafting briefs in opposition of certiorari filed against the government in the U.S. Supreme Court, preparing petitions for certiorari and briefs on the merits of Supreme Court cases, preparing recommendations to the solicitor general regarding authorization of government appeals in the lower courts, and assisting with the preparation of oral arguments in the Supreme Court.

Snyder graduated from Notre Dame in 2012. He will begin the fellowship when he finishes his current clerkship with Judge Raymond M. Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

IU Maurer to collaborate with 2 Brazilian schools of law

Indiana University Maurer School of Law is included in the new partnership agreements that Indiana University recently signed with leading academic institutions in Brazil. The goal is to increase foreign study opportunities for students and collaborative research possibilities for faculty in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

The Maurer Law School is entering into a partnership with the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Schools of Law in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Faculty members from Maurer have been working closely with their colleagues at FGV for more than a year, and the schools will soon finalize an agreement for faculty exchanges. Maurer professor Christiana Ochoa, whose research focuses on human rights law, has led the effort to establish this institutional relationship.

In November, I.U. President Michael A. McRobbie made an eight-day trip to South America to sign the agreements. His itinerary included meetings with officials at the FGV law schools.•

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