Jamal Allen Sowell
Veteran, Tillman Scholar, Graduate Student
What I like most about IU is the global focus the institution has in order for students to impact the world.
In the summer of 2015, Jamal worked in Israel for Shurat HaDin, a NGO that uses legal action to assist in bankrupting terrorist groups. During law school he has served on the Jeb Bush 2016 national veterans coalition, national vice chairman of the National Black Law Students Association, intern to Congressman Todd Young, a member of the Indiana Israel Public Affairs Committee, Federalist Society, and a affiliate with the IU Center for Constitutional Democracy. In 2016, Indiana Governor Mike Pence appointed Jamal to serve on the State Board of Health Facility Administrators.
From 2006-2011, Jamal served active and reserve duty in the United States Marine Corps, including combat operations in Afghanistan. While in the Marine Corps, he was a battalion assistant operations officer, company executive officer, platoon commander, anti-terrorism force protection officer, electronic warfare officer, and a martial arts instructor, eventually obtaining the rank of Captain.