Buddle Findlay solicitor Lottie Boardman has been awarded a Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award.
The award will assist her to study towards a Masters of Environmental Management at Yale's School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in Connecticut, United States.
Originally from Christchurch, Lottie Boardman studied at the University of Canterbury, completing a LLB(Hons)/BSc (Biological Sciences and Philosophy) in 2013. As a student she summer clerked in Buddle Findlay's Wellington office and, following her studies, she joined the Wellington litigation and insolvency team.
While working at Buddle Findlay, she studied part-time at Victoria University of Wellington towards a Master of Laws, focusing on environmental and international law topics.
Lottie starts her two year programme at Yale in August 2017.
The Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Awards are for promising New Zealand graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at US institutions in fields related to science and innovation. At least ten awards valued at up to US$31,000 (plus NZ$4,000 travel funding) are granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the United States.