ASU-Leonardo, Center for Science and the Imagination announce Imagination Fellowship

August 19, 2020

ASU-Leonardo and the Center for Science and the Imagination have announced the Leonardo Imagination Fellowship Program for fall 2020. Fellows selected to participate in this prototype season of the fellowship will join a virtual program to explore experimental art-science innovation practices across multiple publishing and broadcast media platforms that imagine a regenerative, vibrant global future for all. 

Fellows will propose and carry out hybrid creative projects and activities that integrate art and science for positive global impact aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The fellowship will support experimental work, especially across new and emerging media or publishing, to model new ways that art-science can advance resilience, justice, empathy, cooperation, generosity, trust and other qualities that make social systems and digital culture more human and more humane. The goal is not only to advance individual projects but also to connect diverse communities of practice and interest together for dialogue, engagement and empowerment. fractals Download Full Image

ASU-Leonardo and the Center for Science and the Imagination will offer up to three virtual fellowships, beginning in October 2020, for a duration of eight weeks. Fellows will receive mentorship, technical assistance and resources to complete their work, lead a virtual event in ASU’s LASER (Leonardo Art, Science, Evening Rendezvous) series and participate in collaborative meetings and activities. Each fellow will also receive a $1,000 cash honorarium, plus another $1,000 in direct expenses to help support their experimental media projects.   

Fellowships support diversity, equity and inclusivity in art-science creative practice and scholarly inquiry that amplifies voices of underrepresented talent, including but not limited to people overcoming or living with experiences of forced migration, exile, systemic racism, incarceration, discrimination, disability, marginalization and other vulnerable circumstances. Priority consideration will be given to fellowships promoting social justice, antiracism, inclusion of underrepresented genders and equity through dismantling systemic social injustice and humanizing digital culture. 

Applicants must be 18 years of age and must have completed an undergraduate degree or comparable life-learning experience. This opportunity is open to people in any nation or territory worldwide, and is open to ASU students and employees. 

Applications are due by Sunday, Sept. 6, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. To learn more and apply, visit

Joey Eschrich

program manager, Center for Science and the Imagination


A leading global law firm with a strong local presence

ASU Law catches up with Perkins Coie LLP to see what sets it apart from the rest

August 19, 2020

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University caught up recently with Perkins Coie LLP to learn more about the leading international law firm and what sets it apart from the rest.

Recognized as a 2020 Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” for its 18th consecutive year, Perkins Coie has more than 1,100 lawyers in offices across the U.S. and Asia, with more than 70 attorneys in its Phoenix office and 20 ASU Law graduates working for the firm. Perkins Coie provides a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations. Photo of Perkins Coie Phoenix office and Lindsay Jewell Perkins Coie partner Lindsay Jewell is based out of the firm’s Phoenix office, one of its many locations across the U.S. and Asia. Download Full Image

Lindsay A. Jewell, ASU Law 2008 grad, is a partner in Perkins Coie’s real estate and land use practice and is based in Phoenix. Listed as a “Rising Star” in Southwest Super Lawyers for the last four years, Jewell spoke to ASU Law via Zoom to share more on what makes the firm special.

Diversity is a long-standing core value and strategic goal of Perkins Coie, Jewell said, and in that vein, the firm offers a 1L diversity fellowship program.

“We often find excellent candidates and hire those candidates from ASU Law,” Jewell said, adding that the firm also looks to ASU Law to recruit 1L students for fellowships in its specific practice groups.

Video by ASU Law of Perkins Coie Partner Lindsay Jewell

“Perkins Coie works on a national practice group platform so it doesn’t matter where you sit in terms of the clients, the cases, the transactions you get to work on,” said Jewell on the benefits of working for the firm. “So while you are sitting in Phoenix, you may have local clients, but you will also have clients from across the country and possibly across the world, and you’ll be working with attorneys in our other offices as well as the Phoenix office.”

Learn more about Perkins Coie and its many accolades.

Julie Tenney

Director of Communications, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law