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CICL Student Fellows are selected each year based upon the academic performance of the student in International Law, the involvement of the student in student activities, such as the International Law Society or the International Law Journal, and the overall interest and enthusiasm that student shows for international law. Students work on various projects under the direct supervision of the CICL Fellows professor.

Current Student Fellows (Spring 2016) include:


Yasmine AkkadYasmine Akkad  is a third year law student at the University of Baltimore School of Law (Candidate for J.D., May 2016) concentrating in International Law. Yasmine graduated cum laude from Towson University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Law and American Civilization and a minor in English.

Yasmine has a passion for and interest in public international law, particularly international human rights law. In addition to being a Student Fellow, Yasmine competed in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. She also participated in the Summer Abroad Program at the University of Aberdeen School of Law in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Currently, Yasmine is a Maryland Rule 16 student attorney at the Immigrant Rights Clinic. She is also the Vice President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and an active member of the American Society of International Law.

Fellows Projects

Blog Posts


Alison AminzadehAlison Aminzadeh is a third year law student at the University of Baltimore. She is currently a Rule 16 attorney working on the Human Trafficking Project as a part of the Civil Advocacy Clinic. She is also a Senior Staff Editor for the Journal of International Law, and the former President of the Students Supporting the Women's Law Center. 

 

Fellows Projects

  • Department of Defense, Military Commissions Defense Organization, Office of the Military Commissions (International Humanitarian Law Research)
  • Trial Watch

Blog Posts


Shane BagwellShane Bagwell a 3L at the University of Baltimore School of Law, and a graduate of West Chester University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He currently serves as the President of the Military Law Association. His interests are Middle Eastern politics, international conflicts, and the law of land warfare. He is currently a law clerk for the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, Economic Crimes Division.

 

Fellows Projects

  • Research Project on International Law Applicable to Children of Diplomats

Blog Posts


Julia BrentJulia Brent is a third year law student at the University of Baltimore, focusing on International Tax (candidate for J.D. 2016). Julia graduated from the University of Hawaii with a B.A. in political science. As a CICL student fellow, she is interested in the tax impact of cross-border transactions on medium to large businesses.

Julia has extensive experience in the management of high volume cases, including handling distributions related to a multi-million dollar art estate and managing all expert witness contracts for the Savings & Loan (WINSTAR) litigation, a $30 billion dispute involving 125 cases, on-site at the Department of Justice.

At present, she conducts OVDP research for high net-worth clients, and edits at the Production phase for the Journal of International Law.

Fellows Projects

Blog Posts  


Esther GrennessEsther-Jane Grenness is an evening student in her third year of studies at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She graduated from the University of Baltimore in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence and obtained her Associate of Arts in General Studies from Howard Community College in 2001. In addition to her studies, Esther has managed projects for almost 10 years in AT&T’s Global Business – Public Sector Solutions group. Esther lives in Columbia, MD, with her teenage daughter. Esther is primarily interested in private international law, specifically related to investment-state dispute settlement.

 

Fellows Projects

  • American Bar Association, Investment Treaty Working Group

Blog Posts


Christian KimChristian Kim a 2L at the University of Baltimore School of Law and graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. He currently serves as the President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association as well as the 2L Rep for the Student Bar Association. His interests are East Asian politics, international conflicts, and human rights.  Before Law School, Christian has worked for the Korean Ministry of Education as a TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) Scholar and Coordinator for two years. He is currently a legal intern at the Hermina Law Group and a law clerk for the Law Office of Hayley Tamburello.

 

Fellows Projects

Blog Posts


Jasen LauJasen Lau is a third year law student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Jasen took it upon himself to become a certified pharmacy technician and studied several continuing education credits that focus on Medicare Fraud and Abuse prevention, HIPAA privacy and security laws, and ethics in the pharmacy workplace.

Jasen has long been in the health care field either working directly with patients or as an assistant to providers. During that time, his obsession with working in health care has grown into policy analysis and counseling. Along with being a CICL fellow, he is also a law clerk for Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Fellows Projects

Blog Posts


Carolyn MillsCarolyn Mills is a graduate from of Bowie State University  and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Carolyn is a 2L at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She serves as 2L Representative for the International Law Society.  Her interests and focus areas are on Central America and West Africa; she has traveled to both Guatemala and Honduras and hopes to visit Ghana this summer. She is currently a law clerk for the Department of Homeland Security’s Human Rights Law Section.

  

Fellows Projects

  • Department of Homeland Security, Human Rights Law Section

Blog Posts


John RizosJohn Rizos is a 2L at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He has an interest in human rights and international criminal law. In addition to being a CICL Fellow, he is the Secretary for Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. He graduated with honors from Towson University with a BA in International Studies (2013). He has interned at the Press Office of the Greek Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the International Civil Advocacy Network (ICAN), a non-profit organization advocating for women’s rights in the Middle East.

Fellows Projects

  • Department of Defense, Military Commissions Defense Organization, Office of the Military Commissions (International Humanitarian Law Research)

Blog Posts


Kia Roberts-WarrenKia Roberts-Warren is a 2L at UB Law. She is concentrating in international law and business law. Kia graduated from Temple University receiving a BA in East Asian Studies during that time she spent a semester in Tokyo, Japan. Kia has an interest in private international law particularly trade and business as well as public international law. She also interested in fashion law and art law in the international context. Last spring, she was an extern at the Hudson Institute, a think-tank in DC that deals mainly with national security issues. Kia is currently the Career Development Director of ILS and recently participated in the 2016 Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition. She also plans on attending the Aberdeen Summer Abroad Program this summer.

Fellows Projects

  • Department of Defense, Military Commissions Defense Organization, Office of the Military Commissions (International Humanitarian Law Research)

Blog Posts


Raiven TaylorRaiven Taylor is third year law student at the University of Baltimiore School of Law and is completing her concentration in International Law. She has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Bowie State University. She has studied abroad in London, England and Clermond-Ferrand, France. She is an Senior Staff Editor for the Journal for International Law as well as Secretary for the International Law Society.

Additionally, Raiven is a Rule 16 student attorney in the Immigrant Rights Clinic. Her passion and interest in international law is human trafficking and international human rights law. 

Fellows Projects

Blog Posts

 


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Former Fellows