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James Meyerle
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James Meyerle

Student first at U.Va. to win Scottish fellowship

For a young man who dreams of becoming a judge one day, studying ethics and philosophy at St. Andrews University, in the seedbed of the Scottish Enlightenment, is a rare opportunity.

James Meyerle, a graduating political and social thought major, is the first U.Va. student to receive a fellowship from the St. Andrew’s Society and one of only two award recipients nationwide who plans to attend a Scottish university.

Meyerle will earn a master’s degree in literature, concentrating on philosophy.

Although he’d like to work for a couple of years after getting his master’s degree, he plans to go to law school and start the fifth generation of attorneys in his family. He intends to become a litigator and go before juries, eventually winding up on the bench.

The St. Andrew’s Society of New York is one of the oldest clubs in the United States, first established to help Scottish immigrants. Meyerle, a native of Boulder, Colo., claims his Scottish heritage on his mother’s side.

— Anne Bromley


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