Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mark Opanasiuk Selected for Edmund S. Muskie Summer Internship Program

Mark Opanasiuk named Muskie Intern


Our congratulation to LL.M. Candidate and Fulbright Student Scholar Mark Opanasiuk for his recent appointment as a Muskie Intern with the the Edmund S. Muskie Summer Internship Program.

Mark has been enrolled full time in the LL.M. Program this year, studying with us in Fayetteville.  Prior to joining us, he served as a Junior Associate with the Inyurpolis Law Firm (ILF) in Kharkiv, Ukraine, working in its Investment Consulting Department. Mark holds a Master of Laws, diploma cum laude and a Bachelor of Laws, diploma cum laude, from the the National Law University named after Yaroslav the Wise (NLU) in Ukraine.  He is completing his Ph.D. dissertation from  the Research Institute of State Department and Municipal Government of Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine.

Mark attended our Program as a Fulbright Scholar.


 The Muskie Internship Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and provides emerging leaders from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia with the opportunity to gain real-world experience complementing and enriching their graduate studies in the United States.
The Muskie Program invites participants to:
  • Create professional and personal relationships that support professional and personal development, stimulate creativity, challenge ideas and lead to positive innovations;
  • Sharpen the ability to develop independent opinions, make informed decisions and reach compromise;
  • Learn new trends, opportunities and challenges in evolving key issues;
  • Experience different approaches used in the private, public and non-profit sectors; and,
  • Experience how different U.S. government agencies, NGOs, and businesses work together to address a common issue in support of American policy.

Mark will complete his internship at Goosman Law Firm in Sioux City, Iowa. His internship will allow him learn more about the American legal system, assist and shadow attorneys, assist with the practice of agricultural and food law, learn more about legal ethics and law firm management, become more engaged in local community projects, and participate in pro bono work.

Congratulations, Mark!

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