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TJSL Named Top Fulbright Scholarship Producer

November 4, 2011


Thomas Jefferson School of Law has been named one of this year’s Fulbright Scholarship “Top Producers”  by the Institute of International Education and the Fulbright Program’s sponsor, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Top-producing institutions in all Carnegie Classifications were highlighted in the October 24th digital edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

TJSL’s 2011 Fulbright Scholar is Professor Richard Winchester, beginning in January 2012. He will be teaching U.S. business law as a visiting professor on the Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Politiques et Sociales at l’université de Carthage in Tunis, Tunisia.

Professor Aaron Schwabach was selected to serve on the Law Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Specialist Program during the 2011 review term. As a peer reviewer, he has been reviewing applications for the Fulbright Specialist Program. Professor Schwabach was also named as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in 2006, where he taught at TJSL’s Study Abroad Program at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.

“The School of Law has an impressive record of International engagements by faculty and students,” said TJSL Dean Rudy Hasl.  “This recognition from the Fulbright program sponsors confirms the quality of the School’s efforts in this area.”

“I would also like to acknowledge the excellent work of your Fulbright Student Program Adviser, William Slomanson, for his strong contributions to the program’s success at Thomas Jefferson School of Law,” said Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education.

“I know you share my appreciation for the Fulbright Program’s contributions to leadership development across academia, government, commerce, health, science and the arts and to the promotion of peace and stability in our world,” added Dr. Goodman in his official letter to Dean Hasl. “I hope that you will continue to ensure its success on your campus. “  

The Fulbright Program provides scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists with a merit-based grant and an opportunity to study, research or teach in another country. The educational exchange program was founded by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946 to increase cultural understanding between the United States and other countries. Currently, it operates in roughly 155 countries, where participants are afforded an opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with individuals of a different background. The Fulbright program remains one of the most prestigious award programs in the world.