Murphy Institute Scholar Receives Prestigious Bioethics Fellowship

Morgan Fuller, a UST dual degree (Law and Catholic Studies) student and a scholar at The Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy, was selected by the Paul Ramsey Institute (PRI) in California for a bioethics fellowship. The PRI encourages emerging leaders to advance biotechnology and bioethical research that are grounded in moral responsibility.

Fuller says, “It is an honor to have the opportunity to work with some of the nation's most brilliant minds in the bioethics field. My study as a law student has furthered my interest with the moral and ethical perspectives surrounding our nation's laws and this fellowship allows me to take the next step in my goal of having a career in law and bioethics.”

Fuller was highly recommended to the PRI by UST Law Professor and Murphy Institute Co-director, Elizabeth Schiltz. Schiltz says that Fuller is an unusually focused and mature student. Professor Schiltz advocated for this honor because of Fuller’s “laser-beam” intensity to acquire the necessary experience for a successful bioethics career.

In addition to pursuing a dual degree at UST, Fuller also participates in the UST Law Mentor Internship Program and plans to pursue a Masters and PhD in bioethics.