Bianca Herlitz-Ferguson ’21 Chosen for FASPE Ethics Fellowship

Bianca Herlitz-Ferguson ’21

Bianca Herlitz-Ferguson ’21 is one of 14 individuals selected for the 2023 law program of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). As a FASPE law fellow, Herlitz-Ferguson will travel to Germany and Poland this summer for a two-week program, which centers legal ethics by examining the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi-occupied Europe.

FASPE offers an intensive course of study across six fields — business, journalism, law, design & technology, medicine, and seminary. Each program brings together graduate students in professional schools, as well as early-stage practitioners, to study the role that professional disciplines played in the Nazi state.

“By educating students about the causes of the Holocaust and the power of their chosen professions, FASPE seeks to instill a sense of professional responsibility for the ethical and moral choices that the Fellows will make in their careers and in their professional relationships,” said David Goldman ’76, FASPE’s founder and chairman.

Herlitz-Ferguson is a Staff Attorney at Children’s Rights, where she works on federal class-action litigation to hold governments accountable for respecting the constitutional and civil rights of children and their families. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as an Executive Editor on the Yale Law Journal and co-founded the Youth Justice Project, as well as a B.A. in government and philosophy from Cornell University. 

Eric Muller, Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor in Jurisprudence at the University of North Carolina School of Law, and Jessica Roth, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, will lead FASPE’s 2023 law program. FASPE, which has more than 750 alumni, has annually awarded fellowships for the past 13 years.

To learn more about FASPE and its programs, visit the program’s website.