Arthur Mag Graduate Fellowships
Three Arthur Mag Graduate Fellowships may be awarded each year in the areas of law, business, and arts and sciences.
The Arthur Mag Graduate Fellowship in Law is awarded to an outstanding student in the School of Law’s LL.M. program. This fellowship includes a stipend, pays for non-resident fees if applicable, as well as nine hours a semester of graduate law education fees.
Business and Public Administration
The Arthur Mag Graduate Fellowship in Business and Public Administration* is awarded to an outstanding student in one of three graduate programs in the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration or to an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. student who has Public Affairs and Administration as his or her coordinating discipline.
Arts and Sciences
The Arthur Mag Graduate Fellowship in Arts and Sciences* is awarded to an outstanding student in the Ph.D. in Psychology degree program or to an outstanding Interdisciplinary Ph.D. student who has one of the disciplines housed in the College of Arts and Sciences as his or her coordinating discipline.
* The Fellowships in Business and Public Administration and Arts and Sciences include a stipend and nine hours a semester of graduate education fees.
First year graduate students and previous Arthur Mag Graduate Fellows will be given preference and a high level of academic achievement is required. Personality, good citizenship, commitment to community service, and potential to contribute to programs in the Kansas City area are also considered in the selection process.
About Arthur Mag
Shortly after graduating from Yale Law School in 1920, Arthur Mag came to Kansas
City and began working at Rozzelle, Vineyard, Thatcher & Boys and became full partner by 1924. The firm later become Stinson, Mag and Fizzell, a leading law firm in Kansas City.
Through his efforts, multiple trusts were brought together for administrative purposes and the Kansas City Association of Trusts and Foundations was formed. This allowed trusts to be dedicated to providing for the public benefit of the citizens of Kansas City as determined by the University of Kansas City Trustees. This concept was an original idea in the development of trusts as it gave the University of Kansas City Board of Trustees the authority to use the proceeds of the trusts for the changing needs of the public. He laid the ground work for not-for-profit institutions to flourish and grow. Not only was Mag a founding Trustee of the University of Kansas City, but he was also instrumental in founding the Midwest Research Institute and Menorah Medical Institute. Mag continued in his service to the Kansas City community until his death on Oct. 23, 1981.
Meet an Arthur Mag Graduate Fellow
How has the Arthur Mag Fellowship been able to assist you with all the research you've been currently doing?
I will be working on a project regarding the requirement of a basic federal income tax course at law schools. The Federal Income Tax system permeates every aspect of practicing law as there are tax consequences in nearly every transaction in our society.
Using my undergraduate training in sociology, I will be gathering data to come up with a picture of what that looks like, and then expanding on this idea that the Income Tax Code is prevalent in every aspect of practicing law and would be beneficial for all students.
How has the Fellowship changed your life?
Having the Fellowship pay my tuition is saving me loan money for the year of my LL.M. degree. Additionally, the stipend is allowing me to focus on research and not have to get a part time job. My goal is that the research I do will be recognized by the A.B.A. and have the possibility of a real impact on the study of law in schools across the nation.
What are you career goals after graduation?
I will be working as a tax lawyer. I am always more content with the work I do in research and academics, and have considered seeking employment with a tax policy "think-tank." I have a graduate degree in public policy, which I believe could be put to good use combined with my law degree and the LL.M. in Taxation.