Law & Ethics Fellowship

The 2024 Law and Ethics fellowship program is a two-term fellowship that introduces students to the study and application of ethics and the law.  During the winter term, students will discuss pending cases before the Supreme Court and new research in ethics. During the spring term, students learn about ethics and the law through our Burt Dorsett '53 and Roger S. Aaron '64 lecture series.

This fellowship program is a way to advance intellectual fun at Dartmouth.  That means that fellows commit to attend all eight sessions, the public lectures listed below and read prior materials before each session. The Institute plans to accept no more than 14 students. The fellowship program is open to all sophomore, junior and senior undergraduates from all academic backgrounds who have not yet participated in the program.

Applications for the 2025 fellowship program will be available November, 2024.

Winter Sessions

2024 Law and Ethics Fellowship Program

Winter Sessions


Sonu Bedi

Session 1: January 19, 6:30-7:45pm

Is there a First Amendment right not to be blocked on social media?  (Lindke v. Freed) (Sonu Bedi, Joel Parker 1811 Professor in Law and Political Science, Professor of Government, Hans '80 and Kate Morris Director of the Ethics Institute)



Gregory Garre

Session 2, February 9, 6:30-7:45pm

Is the bankruptcy of Purdue Pharma (the manufacturer of OxyContin) about law or ethics? (Harrington v. Purdue Pharma L.P.) Gregory Garre, Latham and Watkins,



Ugur Altundal

Session 3: March 1, 6:30-7:45pm

Is there a right to travel? A debate on international mobility and migration, New Research in Ethics, Ugur Altundal, Dorsett Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth





Spring Sessions


Shoshana Zuboff

Sessions 4 and 5: April 29, 2024

What is surveillance capitalism?  Shoshana Zuboff, Harvard Business School.  Student discussion at 3pm, Burt Dorsett '53 lecture at 4:30.







Joan Williams

Sessions 6 and 7: May 7, 2024

What is Class Cluelessness?,  Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and UC Law SF Foundation Chair and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, student discussion at 3pm, Roger S. Aaron '64 Distinquished Lecture on Ethics in Law and Business at 4:30pm.


Session 8: May 24, 6:30-7:30pm

Wrap up session with Professor Bedi.

2023 Law and Ethics Fellowship


2023 Law and Ethics Fellowship


2018 Law and Ethics Fellowship

The United States Supreme Court heard cases for the 2017-18 term from October to early spring, with decisions being announced later in the year. The Ethics Institute conducted a workshop in Winter 2018 where students learned about some of these pending cases and the ethical issues they raise.

For each session, the Institute brought a visiting legal scholar to discuss the case.  The speaker came solely to meet with students in the workshop. The Institute provided dinner during the session. The hope was that students received the chance to learn about a pending case and think critically about it before the Court announced its decision.

No prior background in law is required. The workshop is open to all undergraduates. This was a unique opportunity for students to interact with leading legal scholars in a more informal, seminar-style setting rather than a conventional lecture format. Scholars came from the University of Chicago Law School, Boston University School of Law, and the American University Washington College of Law.