Jack Huerter, a second-year University of Wisconsin Law School student, is one of 12 law students nationally to receive a 2016 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 an intensive course of study on ethics in the legal profession today.
“By participating in FASPE, I hope to strengthen my understanding of the contemporary ethical issues that lawyers face,” says Huerter. “Learning these lessons against the backdrop of the Holocaust, the most horrific departure from legal ethical conduct imaginable, will be a powerful experience, and one that I expect to draw upon throughout my career as a litigator.”
Huerter earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Marquette University and a master’s in government from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to entering law school, he worked on the staffs of several legislators, most recently serving as a legislative advisor to U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp. After completing his FASPE trip, Huerter will work as a summer associate at the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis.
Now in its seventh 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 lectures seminars presented by leading scholars and guest speakers. The program integrates historical, cultural, philosophical, and literary sources; survivor testimony; and workshops in Berlin, Auschwitz and Krakow.
Huerter joins a group of 63 FASPE Fellows who represent a broad range of religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds, and who were chosen through a competitive process that drew over 700 applicants from around the world. FASPE covers all program costs, including transatlantic and European travel, food, and lodging.
Three UW Law students have now claimed the annual honor: Huerter joins Thomas Wilson ’16 and Eileen Dorfman ’15, both of whom are past FASPE Fellows.
Submitted by Law School News on January 3, 2017
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