STUDENT NAME: Fernanda Beraldi
LAW SCHOOL: Indiana University McKinney School of Law; Indianapolis, Indiana
STATUS: LL.M. full time, American Law for Foreign Lawyers, graduating May 2015
LAW DEGREE: LL.B., Mackenzie Presbyterian University; Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2003
OTHER DEGREES: LL.M., Corporate and Contract Law, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, 2008
HOME CITY/STATE/COUNTRY: Sao Paulo, Brazil
It was Fernanda Beraldi’s career as an in-house counsel at aircraft-maker Embraer SA that led her to Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she’s earning an LL.M.
Beraldi, who knew she wanted a master’s degree in U.S. law, had narrowed her search to Chicago and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Then a year ago in February, she came to Indianapolis to meet with a client about the sale of a pre-owned airplane.
“I was very impressed with the lawyers with whom I had to work,” she said in a telephone interview. “They were smart, professional and cooperative while at the same time advocating for their client. They weren’t trying to batter us into submission, but rather with every word were clearly trying to get a fair deal done.”
It turns out that not only were they all Indiana lawyers, but they all had attended the McKinney School of Law. Continue reading