Information Session: International Concentration with concentration advisor and professor, Chimene Keitner– 11/13 12-1 ROOM D
On Wednesday, October 24th, HHRILO was fortunate to host Kelly Matheson, from WITNESS . Ms. Matheson spoke to students and faculty about an emerging field of international law and the use of video and technology to protect and defend human rights and environmental rights. Her work spans the globe, everywhere from Syria to the Democratic Republic of Congo to Brazil. Below, Ms. Matheson is pictured (center, with red boots) with some of the students who organized the event.
On Tuesday, October 9th, HHRILO sponsored a Student Summer Jobs Panel. The panel featured second and third year law students who spent the previous summer doing an internship related to international law. The students discussed their summer job responsibilities and experiences in detail, as well as discussed how they obtained their respective positions and how they funded their summer opportunities. Most of all, the panelists underscored the importance of self-advocacy, networking, and initiative in securing summer work in the field of international law. The panelists included:
Alaina Urbahns (2L) Internship: Privacy and Data Security for Airbnb in San Francisco
Tatiana Herschlikowicz (2L) Internship: Open Society Foundation in New York
Kellen Miller (3L) Internship: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO) in Sri Lanka
Emilie Jones (2L) Internship: Accountability Counsel in San Francisco
Constanza Ortiz (2L) Internship: Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica
Elisa Vari (3L) Internship: Legal Intern for Caribbean Protection unit, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Washington, D.C.
Chelsea Sachau (2L) Internship: Binational Summer Intern for the Florence Immigrants and Refugee Rights Project in Tucson, AZ and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico