The White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm Scholarship was established in 2014 by the law firm in honor of White & Case partner Carolyn B. Lamm, an alumna and visiting professor of Miami Law and a leading practitioner of international law and international arbitration.
“I was honored to be the recipient of White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm full-tuition scholarship,” said Stefankova. “Without it I would not have been able to experience the University of Miami’s unique approach to its law students. The amount of support I receive from the faculty only further confirms my decision to become a U.S.-trained lawyer.”
Stefankova received her law degree from Charles University in Czech Republic, a master’s degree from the University of Geneva in Switzerland and a “small doctorate” degree from Masaryk University in Czech Republic. Prior to joining Miami Law, she worked as In-House Counsel for Expobank CZ a.s. in Prague, where she advised the board of directors on bank acquisitions.
“The International Arbitration program gives you a wonderful opportunity to figure out what you want to do and supports you in any choice you make,” said Stefankova. “You can stay in the international field or move to practice law in the area of international dispute resolution or other sectors in the U.S.”
The White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program under the leadership of Professor Jan Paulsson provides a unique individualized educational opportunity for a small group of top-quality students from a range of countries, wishing to acquire an in-depth grounding in the field of international arbitration as a platform for a successful career. The program - the only one of its kind in the United States - is open to U.S. and foreign-trained law graduates, and is ideal for newcomers to the field or experienced practitioners looking to enrich their skills and knowledge.
Once she completes her LL.M. degree at Miami Law, Stefankova plans to sit for the New York Bar exam next year or she might pursue a joint LL.M./J.D. program at Miami Law to become a fully-qualified U.S. lawyer.