“Being a Wayne Morse Fellow is one the few experiences in my lifetime that truly captures the interconnectedness of our world. I have become acutely aware that societal problems don’t exist in isolated silos; the solutions to ecological and economic crises can be the same.” —Elizabeth Brown, 2011-13 fellow

Wayne Morse Fellowships are an opportunity to follow in the tradition of Senator Morse, who was also dean of the University of Oregon School of Law. The Wayne Morse Center awards nine fellowships each year.

Applications for incoming students are accepted on a rolling basis each year, with most decisions being made by the end of May. Applications for current students are due by Friday, April 7, 2017.

What a Wayne Morse Law Fellowship offers

  • $4,250 toward law school tuition for the year.
  • A chance to interact with well-known scholars and activists. Past visitors include Dr. Vandana Shiva, Sen. Russ Feingold and Chief Wilma Mankiller. Fellows often correspond, engage in discussion, and share meals with Wayne Morse Center speakers.
  • Hands-on experience in planning and organizing conferences and other events.
  • An opportunity to initiate and frame important discussions on campus.

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2016-17 Wayne Morse Fellows
Aileen Santoyo
Doyle Canning
Harriet Johnson
Erika O’Sullivan
Jennifer Penaherrera
Timothy Wright
Weston Nakamura-Koyama

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