Wayne Law students awarded international fellowships, internships

Five Wayne State University Law School students have been chosen to study and work abroad this summer through fellowships and internships sponsored by the law school’s Program for International Legal Studies.

The 2017 fellowship and internship winners and their organizations are:

Kimberly Blake of West Bloomfield, rising second-year student – Internship to work in Mexico City at the law firm of Hogan Lovells

Alexis Cobau of Detroit, rising third-year student – Freeman Fellowship to study for three weeks at The Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands

Nicole Pitchford of Royal Oak, rising third-year student – Internship to work in WilmerHale’s International Arbitration Practice Group in London

Adomas Rauckis of Detroit, rising second-year student – Internship to work in the General Counsel’s Office at Tata Motors in Pune, India

Justin Weber of Detroit, rising third-year student – International Public Interest Law Fellowship to clerk for Justice Jones Victor Dotse on the Supreme Court of Ghana in Accra

International Public Interest Law Fellowships allow students to work for governmental and non-governmental organizations in developing countries. The non-governmental groups engage in advocacy on a broad range of issues, including the environment, human rights, law reform and women’s rights.

The Freeman Fellowship allows a Wayne Law student to study public or private international law at The Hague Academy of International Law, which is the academic wing of the International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court.

The private employer internships provide a range of hands-on experiences on a variety of legal issues. The Mexico City office of Hogan Lovells is one of the leading law offices in Latin America. Tata Motors is the largest auto manufacturer in India and a global Fortune 500 company with offices and facilities throughout India and the world. The international arbitration group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in London routinely handles some of the most challenging investment disputes in the world.