IRLS Dispatch Blog
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
Brent Bihr. Brent is a recent JD graduate (2021) of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. While an undergraduate, Brent spent a summer as an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia. He hopes to become a federal prosecutor focusing on border crime following his two-year clerkship in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Observers of Latin American politics are divided in their views of the
Emilio Giuliani, ASU Law ’23: I found the simulation engaging and exciting for several reasons. I enjoyed the chance to discuss strategic approaches to problem-solving with former ambassadors and other knowledgeable professionals in the area of international law. In addition, connecting with other like-minded students over a unique and time-sensitive scenario was a great learning experience and provided insight into how such challenges are tackled in the real world. I think that participating in the
Pedro Pizano. Pedro is a Fellow in International Criminal Law and Human Rights Journalism at the McCain Institute for International Leadership. He assisted with four Voz de las Víctimas trainings in Puebla, Mexico City, Chihuahua, and Phoenix. Former Chief Deputy Attorney General of Arizona and Lead Trainer for Voz de las Víctimas, Mr. Tim Nelson (second from right); former San Francisco Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Mario Jovel (left); International Criminal Law and Human Rights
The following five former U.S. ambassadors will each lead one of the five country and organization teams during the international crisis response simulation on March 19 and 20, 2021. Ambassador Robert Bradtke Robert Bradtke has more than forty years of experience in dealing with foreign policy and national security issues, including in a series of senior positions in the State Department and on the National Security Council. A career Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Bradtke joined