Second-year Temple Law student Andrew Stoquert has been awarded a “Taught Masters” Fulbright Award, which he will use to complete his third year of legal study at the University of Kent in the UK with a focus on environmental law.
Dr. Barbara C. Gorka, Director of Fellowships Advising for Temple University, assisted Stoquert with his application. “The UK is typically one of the most competitive Fulbright countries, with over 1000 applications for 32 awards, so this is quite an honor,” she remarked in an email reporting his award.
“I chose to pursue a Fulbright for my third year at Temple Law to internationalize my legal education and to challenge myself personally and academically,” Stoquert said. “The Fulbright program provided such a challenge, while also allowing me to study law within the context of sea-level rise and climate change—a topic of global importance.” Stoquert, who double-majored in Political Science and Ecosystem Science & Policy at the University of Miami, has proposed a course of study while in the UK in which he will examine the legal implications of the UK’s sea level rise adaptation plan.
Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales, who wrote in support of Stoquert’s Fulbright application, commended his, “serious work ethic, strong analytical skills, and keen ability to respond to challenging and unexpected questions.” “Mr. Stoquert is an outstanding student,” she wrote. “I have encountered few students with such self-motivation; he seizes opportunity and does so with humility and high spirits.”
In addition to the academic challenge, Stoquert says he is, “most excited to work with my peers in the UK and to meet other Fulbright students. I am also looking forward to experiencing life in Southeast England, with its proximity to the continent of Europe, and to the challenges that will come with adapting to my new surroundings.” While he is still exploring a variety of opportunities for his career path after graduation, he remains very interested in real estate, urban land-use, and coastal resiliency planning, which are all tied into his proposal.