Mitchell named as a Fulbright ‘Top Producer’

Strong mentorship and a successful campus program have led to William Mitchell being named a “Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students.”

The distinction comes from The Chronicle of Higher Education, which makes the designation every year based on numbers of Fulbright applications and scholars.

As an independent law school, Mitchell is in the specialty category, joined by such institutions as the New England Conservatory of Music and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

“It’s a big deal for a smaller institution to compete successfully in the elite world of Fulbright grants,” says Professor Denise Roy, Mitchell’s Fulbright Student Program adviser and Fulbright Scholar Program campus representative.

This year, Michael Murphy ’12 is in Papua New Guinea on a Fulbright Scholarship, working for the country’s National and Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee to help implement ADR in the more remote regions of the country. His assignment includes seven months in Port Moresby, the country’s capital, and three months living in a Nahu village with the barest essentials.

In 2006, Ahmed Teleb ’07 won a Fulbright Scholarship, which he used to study Moroccan immigrant assimilation to rule of law in Spain.