Thu Mar 05 2015   
Affilitiated Faculty


Arizona Law Welcomes Muskie Graduate Fellow

The International Trade and Business Law LLM Program at the James E. Rogers College of Law welcomes the arrival of Altynay Tanasheva, an Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellow from Kazakstan. Ms. Tanasehva completed her LL.B. in International Law at the Kazakh National University in 2005. During her studies at the Kazakh National University, Ms. Tanasheva presented at a law students conference on Legal Regulation of Foreign Investments in Kazakhstan. Presently, she is an active participant in EUROBAK, American Chamber of Commerce, and the Foreign Investors’ Council. She is interested in pursuing international commercial and investment law, international trade law, arbitration and tax litigation issues.

Established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to encourage economic and democratic growth in Eurasia, the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State (ECA), and administered by IREX. The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program aims to promote mutual understanding, build democracy and foster the transition to market economies in Eurasia through intensive academic study and professional training for fellows from 12 countries of the former Soviet Union. In addition to their academic coursework, all Muskie fellows perform community service and complete a summer internship in their field of study.

The Muskie program is highly competitive, averaging over 3,000 applications per year with a 5% rate of acceptance. For more information, visit

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations, as mandated by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchanges Act of 1961. ECA accomplishes its mission through a range of programs based on the benefits of mutual understanding, international educational and cultural exchange, and leadership development. For more information about ECA exchanges, visit