Stromberg Fund to Assist Study Abroad Students

Karin Stromberg was devoted to the Law, Societies, and Justice Program, particularly its emphasis on seeing the processes of rights and justice from an international perspective.

Stromberg, the former advisor of LSJ, died of ovarian cancer in 2004, but her commitment will live on with a newly-created fund to assist students who wish to participate in one of the LSJ-sponsored study abroad programs.

“A fund was created in Karin’s name after she died,” explained LSJ Director Steve Herbert.  “It attracted significant interest, but not quite enough to endow a scholarship.  That is our goal.”

Several LSJ faculty lead study abroad programs.  In just the past few years, students have traveled to Rome, Israel, Guatemala, and Cyprus.  This summer, a group will travel to Amsterdam.  In each setting, students are challenged to examine the processes of law in a new context.  They also are asked to consider how rights claims are made and debated.

This emphasis on comparative law is central to LSJ, Herbert said.

“We can think of no better way to honor Karin’s interest in LSJ, and to serve the fundamental mission of the program, than to work very hard to create an endowed scholarship,” he said.

Herbert asks that anyone seeking to support LSJ financially consider making a contribution to the Stromberg Fund, which can be done through the LSJ web page.

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