IRLS Dispatch Blog
Haley Bjorn. Haley is a 2L at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She completed a summer internship with the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa in 2021. When I accepted an internship with the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA), I had no idea how important property law would be in the fight for gender equality in Uganda. ISLA is a South Africa-based organization that works to further
Freeman Halle. Freeman is a 2L at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and an International Rule of Law and Security Fellow. Freeman worked as a legal intern with the Judicial System Monitoring Program during the Summer of 2021 studying Timor-Leste’s laws on presidential impeachment. This summer I had the great privilege of interning with the Judicial System Monitoring Program. JSMP is a Timorese-led non-profit that was created to monitor the Ad Hoc Human Rights
Emilio Giuliani III. Emilio is a 2L at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, the Vice President of the International Law Society and an IRLS Fellow. Emilio worked as a legal research assistant for Corruption Watch South Africa over the (northern hemisphere’s) summer of 2021. Over the course of my summer internship, I engaged in substantive legal work for Corruption Watch, a South African non-profit organization that has been working
Ambassador Clint Williamson. Ambassador Williamson is the Senior Director of the International Rule of Law and Security Program at the McCain Institute, and a Distinguished Professor of Practice at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where he teaches International Criminal Justice. Amb. Williamson is the former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues and served as a Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY). The news that Ratko Mladić’s final appeal was denied
In their own words: Spring 2021 ASU Law graduates discuss their time in the IRLS program and Washington, D.C.
Isabella Barbosa Ruggeri: My experiences participating in the D.C. program and the IRLS program have been unforgettable. I travelled across the world to spend my 1L summer interning for the Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP), a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Timor-Leste, where I had the opportunity to make an impact on the legislation of an entire country. There, I wrote a report that JSMP used to defeat a national criminal defamation bill. I spent my
Maria Terrinoni. Maria was the International Rule of Law and Security program intern at the McCain Institute for International Leadership during the Spring 2021 semester. Maria is a junior at Arcadia University studying history with minors in law and public policy and international studies. Concession speeches in the United States have played a major role in the aftermath of election seasons. Not only do they designate an informal but critical end to the campaigning