Recent Northwestern Law graduate Adam Israelov JD ’12 has earned the opportunity of a lifetime to conduct research in India through the esteemed Fulbright Fellowship program. Israelov was granted the Fulbright–Nehru award, which is the new name for Fulbright awards in India resulting from a recent agreement between the governments of India and the United States.
He applied for the fellowship in an effort to gain a broader understanding of global corporate laws and initiatives, which he hopes will aid in his future career in corporate law.
“This program was particularly appealing because it provides me with the opportunity to gain a stronger grasp of India’s corporate laws and a greater understanding of its diverse culture,” he said. “After a long application process, being selected is an incredibly gratifying feeling. I feel a combination of excitement and anticipation on what awaits me in India.”
The Fulbright program, which aims to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and people of other countries, offers opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
During the 9-month fellowship, which begins in August, Israelov will study and conduct research on the role of law in the development of corporate social responsibility in India.
“Because India has a rich history of social responsibility, India serves as an excellent case study on demonstrating how the capitalist desire for profit can be reconciled with corporate social responsibility,” he said. “My research is intended to ascertain whether India’s various legal and business communities perceive a tension between the law and corporate social responsibility practices.”
To prepare for his fellowship, Israelov will correspond with a faculty advisor at the affiliate university in India, Jindal Global Law School, to begin to familiarize himself with the legal landscape of corporate law in India.
He credits the Northwestern Law community and the Office of Fellowships and Professors Kristen Stilt, Dorothy Roberts and David Ruder for remaining a steady source of support throughout the application process and in preparing for the fellowship.