2L Becca Huber chosen for FASPE ethics fellowship

Apr 30, 2024 | Students

Becca Huber, a young white woman with long, straight brown hair2L Becca Huber was one of 14 law students chosen for the 2024 Law Program of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). She joins a diverse group of 84 FASPE fellows across six programs—business, design and technology, journalism, law, medicine, and seminary—who participate in a two-week program in Germany and Poland. The program uses the conduct of professionals in Nazi-occupied Europe as an initial framework for approaching ethical responsibility in the professions today.

Now in its fourteenth year, FASPE annually grants 80-90 fellowships to graduate students and early-career professionals, chosen through a competitive process that drew applicants from across the U.S. and the world. FASPE covers all program costs, including travel, food and lodging.

The FASPE curriculum takes advantage of the power of place with daily seminars and dialogue at sites of historic importance, often specific to their profession. Law fellows’ experience is enhanced by traveling alongside the business and design and technology fellows, who—in formal and informal settings—consider together how ethical constructs and norms in their respective professions align and differ.

“By educating students about the causes of the Holocaust and the power of their chosen professions, FASPE seeks to instill a sense of professional responsibility for the ethical and moral choices that the Fellows will make in their careers and in their professional relationships,” said David Goldman, FASPE’s chairman.

Each year, fellowship cohorts are led by FASPE professionals; two faculty members (scholars and/or practitioners), and partners on the ground in Germany and Poland. The law program will be led by David Luban, distinguished university professor in law and philosophy at Georgetown University as well as distinguished chair in ethics for the U.S. Naval Academy’s Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, and Tim Sperling, head of litigation and governmental investigations at Boehringer Ingelheim.

Huber received her B.A. in linguistics from Brigham Young University. In fall 2019, she interned with MSP Maurice Corry in the Scottish Parliament. Huber is the executive symposium editor of the Utah Law Review. She has worked for the United States Attorney’s Office of Utah as a law clerk and is currently working the criminal appellate division for the Utah Attorney General’s Office.

“I was drawn to FASPE due to its emphasis on the power and impact of the everyday professional on societal changes,” Huber said. “This is especially relevant and crucial as nations across the globe are undergoing societal shifts that appear to be jarring but, in reality, are made up of small past decisions.”

Learn more about FASPE and its programs.