School of Law Professor Earns Fulbright Scholarship to Lecture and Research in Germany

Image Myanna Dellinger USD School of Law professor Myanna Dellinger has received a Fulbright scholarship to lecture and conduct research in Germany.

VERMILLION, S.D. -- A University of South Dakota School of Law professor has received a Fulbright specialist grant in law to conduct research and lecture at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany.

Myanna Dellinger will lecture on American climate change policy under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Paris Agreement and the post-election federal administration. She will also research improved methods of public participation in the development of climate change law and policy, given technological change and the changing preferences of new generations.

At the University of South Dakota, Dellinger teaches public and private international law as well as human rights law, among other topics. She has a master of arts in international communications from the the Aarhus University in Denmark and a law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law, where she graduated at the top of her class earning her the title Order of the Coif.

Professor Dellinger was also just announced an expert peer reviewer by the National Science Foundation in its Law and Social Sciences Program. She has visited 36 nations for business and pleasure and is fluent in English, Danish and German.

See her research, listen to her podcast and read her blog.

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USD’s School of Law prepares students for leadership in the administration of justice in South Dakota, including in rural areas where the demand is great, and for private practice, public service, business and other law-related endeavors anywhere. Its joint degree program allows students to also earn one of nine master’s degrees within the traditional three-year law curriculum, which includes course tracks in business, commercial, constitutional, criminal, employment, environmental, Indian, real estate and tax law as well as civil litigation and estate planning.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News