Georgia State University Honors College junior Bara Ahmad of Alpharetta, Ga. is one of four students nationwide selected as a fellow in the Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students.
Each summer, the American Bar Foundation sponsors an annual program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. The program is supported in part by the Kenneth F. and Harle G. Montgomery Foundation, AT&T, the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates, and the Law School Admissions Council.
The American Bar Foundation is the nation’s leading research institute for the empirical study of law. An independent, nonprofit organization for more than sixty years, ABF seeks to advance the understanding and improvement of law through research projects of unmatched scale and quality on the most pressing issues facing the legal system in the United States and the world.
Ahmad, who is studying Political Science, will be assigned to an American Bar Foundation Research Professor, who will involve her in the professor’s research project and will act as a mentor during her fellowship tenure. Ahmad will also participate in a series of seminars and field visits to acquaint her with the many facets of sociolegal research and the legal system.