Law students awarded international internships

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Three Wayne State University Law School students are studying and working abroad this summer through fellowships and internships sponsored by the Law School's Program for International Legal Studies.

The 2019 internship and fellowship winners and their organizations are:

- Alec Londal of Farmington Hills, rising second-year student-internship at the General Counsel's Office at Tata Motors in Pune, India

- Paul Matouka of Oak Park, rising third-year student-Freeman Fellowship studying for three weeks at The Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands

- Molly Savage of Grand Rapids, rising third-year student-internship working at WilmerHale's International Arbitration Practice Group in London

During college, Londal interned for Terry Duguid, member of Canadian Parliament and parliamentary secretary for the status of women. In this role, he helped draft releases and did research on policies that government could take or promote in order to achieve gender equality and parity in the workplace. Londal earned his bachelor's from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Matouka is a member of the Environmental Law Society and Wayne Law's Jessup International Moot Court team. During his time in law school, he's worked at Goodman, Hurwitz, and James PC and was an extern with the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center. Matouka earned his bachelor's from Michigan State University.

Last summer, Savage was a judicial intern for U.S. District Court Judge David M. Lawson, Eastern District of Michigan. She is a member of the Women's Law Caucus and a graduate student assistant for William Volz, distinguished service professor of business law and ethics. Savage earned her bachelor's from Grand Valley State University.

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. 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.

Published: Mon, Jul 29, 2019