The Fiske Fellowship was established in 2001 at the University of Michigan Law School by NAFUSA member Robert Fiske, ’55, a senior counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell and a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Three-year fellowships are awarded annually to up to four Michigan Law graduates who serve as government lawyers. Fellows receive a $5,000 first-year cash stipend and debt repayment assistance to cover required annual payments for all educational loans, a combination that provides much-needed financial breathing room.
In establishing the fellowship, Fiske hoped to encourage more Michigan Law students and recent graduates to consider government service, despite the lure of larger paychecks in the private sector.
Bob Fiske is shown below in a photo from the Spring 2015 edition of Law Quadrangle, Notes from Michigan Law, with the 2014 Fellows (left to right): Samuel Hall, ’13, Elizabeth Grossman, ’12, Meridith Garry, ’13, and Austin Hakes, ’12.