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LSU Prof Lands Supreme Fellowship

Posted Apr 23, 2007 1:07 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Elizabeth Murrill, an assistant law professor at Louisiana State and mother of four to boot, recently learned she was chosen as a U.S. Supreme Court fellow.

The Fellows Program, begun in 1973 by Warren Burger, gives lawyers, academics and others a chance to peer behind the curtains of the Supreme Court, Federal Judicial Center, Administrative Office of U.S. Courts and the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

Murrill's one-year fellowship -- which pays $117,721 plus benefits -- at the Federal Judicial Center begins in August, according to the Advocate. Shameless self-promotion: Murrill says she found out about the fellowship by reading the ABA Journal. “The fellowships give you a chance to work at a level of the federal judiciary that not many people get to,” Murrill told the Advocate. “The Federal Judicial Center is small — 123 employees — and does a lot of education and training for judges.”

Murrill’s interest in alternative dispute resolution probably helped her win the fellowship.

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