For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

September 30, 2009

UW Welcomes Muskie Fellow to Law School

The UW School of Law welcomes Maryna Dymovich, a student from Belarus taking part in the U.S. Department of State's Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program. Dymovich is pursuing a graduate degree in Asian and Comparitive Law.

Established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to encourage economic and democratic growth in Eurasia, the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State (ECA), and administered by IREX. The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program aims to promote mutual understanding, build democracy and foster the transition to market economies in Eurasia through intensive academic study and professional training for fellows from 12 countries of the former Soviet Union. In addition to their academic coursework, all Muskie fellows perform community service and complete a summer internship in their field of study.

The Asian and Comparative Law LL.M. program provides advanced, specialist courses for lawyers and policy makers who are pursuing careers in Asian, Islamic, international commercial or development law. The program focuses on global and cross-jurisdictional issues in international governance, institution-building, regulation, commercial transactions and sustainability.