Law school now has more than 25 Distinguished Law Fellowships

Elite fellowship established in honor of former associate dean

The Distinguished Law Fellowship program continues to give some of the brightest students at the School of Law unparalleled offerings as they pursue their law degrees.

A gift from the John N. Goddard Foundation established the Distinguished Law Fellowship program in 2016, and today – thanks to the foundation and other donors – the law school has the ability to offer more than 25 full-tuition scholarships and professional development stipends to some of the most academically gifted students at the law school.

In addition to financial aid, students receive an educational experience that may include domestic and international externships, guided research experiences and opportunities to meet some of the country’s top legal, business and government leaders.

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Associate Dean and Hosch Professor Emeritus Paul Kurtz

Last fall, the School of Law announced that Joey M. Loudermilk (J.D.’78) and his wife, Ramona, established a Distinguished Law Fellowship named for former Associate Dean Paul M. Kurtz.

It will be awarded with preference given to students with superior academic records who have a demonstrated passion for supporting survivors of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Kurtz, who specialized in criminal law and family law, was a faculty member at the School of Law for approximately 40 years. He served as the school’s associate dean from 1991 to 2013.