Joshua Pickar receives 2017 Rhodes Scholarship

By Mary Abowd
Photo by Jean Lachat

Joshua Pickar, a third-year student at the University of Chicago Law School, has won a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford next fall. He is one of 32 American students to earn the prestigious award and the 50th person affiliated with the University of Chicago to do so.

“We are so proud of Josh’s selection for this highly competitive scholarship,” said Thomas J. Miles, dean of the Law School. News of the award was announced Nov. 19. “His studies at the Law School, his membership in two student journals, his participation in several student organizations, as well as his keen interest in international law and politics, make him an ideal choice.” 

Pickar, who plans to complete his law degree in spring 2017, will pursue master’s degrees in global governance and diplomacy, as well as in comparative social policy. Those degrees will help him fulfill his professional interests in international law and politics, he said, particularly his desire to strengthen international legal institutions to protect the world’s most vulnerable individuals.  

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