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Anna Grilley, a third-year UW Law School student, is one of 12 law students nationally to receive a 2017 FASPE fellowship.

Each year, FASPE — Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics — hosts a two-week summer program in Europe that uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a launching point for examining ethics in the legal profession today.

Anna Grilley

Grilley says she looks forward to the opportunity for intensive study in legal ethics. “As an attorney, I want to be a leader in my community and an active member of civil society,” she says. “I hope this experience helps me grow in awareness and confidence in confronting injustice, protecting human rights and preserving human dignity.”

At the Law School, Grilley is a senior articles editor for the Wisconsin International Law Journal and has received both the Macaulay Award for Excellence and Leadership in Contract Law and The Bercovici Prize for Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English at UW-Madison and her Master of Science in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, where she conducted policy research on risk factors for violence.

Now in its eighth year, FASPE is an innovative international program for students in five professional disciplines: business, journalism, law, medicine and religion. Over the course of 12 days, fellows attend seminars and presentations by led by scholars and guest speakers. The program integrates historical, cultural, philosophical, literary sources and survivor testimony with travel experiences in Berlin, Auschwitz and Krakow.

Grilley joins a group of 63 FASPE fellows, who were selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 applicants from around the world. FASPE covers all program costs, including transatlantic and European travel, food and lodging.

This is the fourth consecutive year a UW Law student has received the FASPE award. Past recipients include third-year law student Jack Huerter, Thomas Wilson ’16 and Eileen Dorfman ’15.

Submitted by Tammy Kempfert on March 31, 2017

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