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SRDF 2015 Applications Open Until February 15

The 2014 Summer Research Diversity Fellows -- Pedro Alfonso, Jose Aguayo, Kaitlyn Williams, and Elijah Porter (from left to right) -- were in residence at the ABF from June 9, 2014 to August 1, 2014

It's never too early to think about your summer plans! The ABF's annual opportunity for diverse undergraduates interested in law and social science, The Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship, is open for applications until February 15, 2015. This unique program allows young scholars to explore a career in the practice and study of the law at the ABF offices over the summer. Click here for more information and to apply »

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New Study Examines Role of Emotion, Race, in Capital Penalty Jury Deliberations Dec 16, 2014

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Recent Major Media Coverage of ABF Research and Programming Dec 8, 2014

Bernadette Atuahene "In South Africa, Land Apartheid Lives On," New York Times, January 15, 2015 "Nelson Mandela's Uneven Legacy," LA Times, December 5, 2014 Stephen Daniels “Patient… more

Erika George, Professor of Law and Co-Director Center for Global Justice at the University of Utah College of Law, has received a human rights award from Salt Lake City’s Human Rights Commission and the Mayor’s Office of Diversity and Human Rights. The event commemorates the 66th anniversary of the United Nations’ ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Professor George is a 1992 alumna of the ABF's Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship Program, and a great example of the career success that our SRDF Fellows have acheived in the 28 years of the fellowship. Professor George has returned to the ABF each summer for the past several years as a Visiting Scholar. She mentored SRDF Fellow Kimberly Quick in 2013.

The 2015 SRDF Fellowship is open for applications until February 15, 2015. The ABF is now recruiting today's future leaders to apply online. Contact Program Manager Kathryn Harris (312-988-6515 or ) with inquiries.

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