Mercer University School of Law Professor Scott Titshaw has been selected to receive a Fulbright-Schuman European Union Program grant to spend the 2014-15 academic year conducting research through the support of this prestigious award.
Professor Titshaw will be doing comparative legal research on immigration and internal migration by same-sex couples and their children. This is a timely topic since these European families, like their American counterparts, face fundamental issues with divergent laws affecting the cross-border portability of their family relationships.
"We are delighted that Professor Titshaw's innovative work is receiving international recognition," said Dean and University Professor of Law and Ethical Formation Daisy Hurst Floyd. "His ongoing research will have a significant impact in the development of law and policy in this important intersection of immigration and family law."
During the fall, Professor Titshaw will be based at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. The EUI is an international postgraduate and post-doctoral research institute established by 20 European Union member states.
During the spring, he will be based at Leiden University's Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies in The Hague, Netherlands. Founded in 1575, Leiden University is the oldest and highest ranked university in the Netherlands.
Professor Titshaw earned his B.A. from Georgetown University, a J.D.,cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law, and an LL.M.,magna cum laude, from the Universität Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany.
Prior to joining the faculty at Mercer, Professor Titshaw was an adjunct professor at Mercer Law School. He also was an adjunct at the University of Georgia School of Law and practiced immigration and transactional law for 12 years with Arnall Golden Gregory LLP in Atlanta. He also clerked with U.S. District Court Judge Adrian Duplantier in New Orleans, served as a legal translator with Germany's Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) in Karlsruhe and worked as a visiting foreign attorney with Roedl & Partner GbR in Nuremberg, Germany.
The Fulbright-Schuman Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Belgium, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. The program funds graduate and post-graduate study, research and lecture proposals in the field of US-EU relations, EU policy or EU institutions for interested American and EU citizens.