On January 24, 2018, the International Center for Law and Religion Studies and the LLM Program at BYU Law School awarded the first Stirling Fellowship to Emmanuel Amirikau of Nairobi, Kenya. Emmanuel is a fine and deserving LLM student at BYU Law School who will graduate in April. As a Stirling Fellow, Emmanuel also becomes a member of the Center’s Student Management Board and will participate in projects and conferences of the Center.
The Stirling Fellowship is a new award made possible by the Stirling Family Foundation to support exceptional international students in BYU’s LLM program. Students accepted to the LLM program are already lawyers or judges in their home countries. Over time, Stirling Fellowships will help develop these promising young professionals into leading lawyers, legal scholars, and judges. Additionally, Stirling Fellows will remain a part of the Center’s international network of professionals in the field of law and religion studies. We expect to award three to six Stirling Fellowships each academic year.