Tanya Karwaki is the Interim Director of the Barer Institute. The Barer Institute was created by a gift from UW Regent and law school advancement committee chair Stan Barer '63 and his wife, Alta. The Institute focuses on the multidisciplinary role of law in promoting health, education, and economic development and its goal is to utilize lawyers as leaders in providing advice and solutions to issues in lower and middle income developing countries. The Institute is in the process of selecting the first group of students to receive the Barer Institute fellowships for the Fall of 2012. These fellowships will enable the recipients to earn their LL.M. degrees in Sustainable International Development.