Maria Glover, Class of 2007, awarded fellowship at Harvard
Release Date: Apr 20, 2010
Maria Glover, Class of 2007, has been awarded a two-year Climenko Fellowship at Harvard Law School. Climenko Fellowships are awarded to promising legal scholars with high academic achievements and a strong interest in teaching. Fellows devote two years to legal scholarship and gain teaching experience, all in preparation for entry into the legal academy.
During law school, Glover served as Senior Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Upon graduation, she clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Charlottesville, Virginia, and then joined Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C., as an associate in the firm’s Supreme Court and appellate practice group. She will join the 2010-12 class of Climenko Fellows on July 1.
Glover tracks her interest in academic research to her Law Review note, which focused on the area of complex litigation, and to Professor Richard Nagareda’s Complex Litigation course and third-year Civil Litigation Capstone Seminar, which afforded her an opportunity to write a substantive scholarly paper. “Those experiences solidified my interest in research focusing on complex litigation. Further, during my clerkship, Judge Wilkinson was very supportive and encouraging when I expressed an interest in an academic career,” Glover said. While at Vanderbilt, she also participated in the Vanderbilt Scholars program, a selective program overseen by then-Associate Dean Chris Guthrie for students with a long-term interest in academic careers.
“Maria’s appointment as a Climenko Fellow at Harvard is no surprise to those of us who had the privilege of teaching her,” Professor Nagareda said. “Never before in my experience has a student so firmly stamped her intellectual charisma on the Vanderbilt faculty. We’re pleased that a graduate of our Vanderbilt Scholars program has secured a top fellowship that is among the prime stepping stones for the legal academy. And I’m personally delighted that her research agenda draws on her studies here as part of our Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program as well as her hands-on experience in the real world of civil litigation practice.”
As a Climenko Fellow, Glover plans to further examine class actions. “I’d like to explore a conceptual question that actually builds on the Note I wrote at Vanderbilt,” Glover says. “I’m interested in the class action mechanism because of its unique interrelationship with and very strong potential influence on the vindication of substantive rights.”