Law professor wins Marshall Memorial Fellowship

Author: Melanie McDonald


The German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the United States awarded a 2008 Marshall Memorial Fellowship to Bridgette Carr, associate clinical professor of law at the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Carr advocates for non-citizens, particularly those who are victims of forced migration. Migration and immigration are among the policy initiatives of the German Marshall Fund (GMF).

Carr will spend 23 days in Europe, working with other leaders on forced migration to foster trans-Atlantic cooperation.

I am excited about the opportunity to meet with European experts in the field, and learn about immigration and human trafficking issues from their perspective,she said.During my fellowship I plan to lay the foundation for future collaborations.When I return to the Notre Dame community, I hope to incorporate my experience into my teaching, scholarship and advocacy here at the Law School and in the broader community.

Now in its 25th year, the Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) was created to introduce new generation of European leaders to America’s institutions, politics and people. In 1999, GMF launched a companion program to expose future U.S. leaders to a changing and expanding Europe. Over the past quarter century, the MMF program has attracted more than 1,500 of the best and brightest from all sectors, including politics, media, business and nongovernmental organizations. Fellows come from across the United States and from 21 European countries.

_ Contact: Bridgette Carr, 574-631-7637,_ " "

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