Aaron Kates Rose
Aaron Kates Rose is a J.D. candidate and Institute of International Law and Justice Scholar at NYU Law. In 2011, Aaron graduated with high distinction from the University of Toronto, with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, and Economics. Aaron worked last year for Adalah, a leading human rights organization representing Palestinian citizens of Israel. He has also joined an international course module on the security landscape in Bosnia and Serbia, and co-designed and directed an academic conference on community peacebuilding processes.
Alex Kerchner is a J.D. candidate at NYU Law. Alex graduated from the University of Washington in 2006 with bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics. Prior to coming to NYU, he worked as a program officer at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Washington, D.C., focusing primarily on election monitoring and political party assistance programs in Colombia and Honduras. He has also worked as a legal intern for the Association for Civil Rights in Buenos Aires.
Amir Badat is a J.D. candidate at NYU Law. Amir graduated from Stanford University in 2010 with a B.A. in International Relations with honors in International Security Studies. He was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in San Francisco, where he worked on projects for several organizations in both the private and public sectors. He also worked as a program manager for PowerPathway, Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s nationally-recognized workforce development program.
Bieta Andemariam is a J.D. candidate at NYU Law. Bieta graduated from Harvard College in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Prior to coming to NYU Law, she spent two years working in both the public and private sector in the Palestinian territories. She has also worked as an intern with the UN Women’s country office in Liberia, where she focused on economic empowerment and sexual and gender-based violence.
Cenobar Parker is an LL.M. candidate at NYU Law. She is already a member of the Ontario Bar in Canada and a former clerk to a judge of the Federal Court in Canada. Before coming to NYU she completed a B.A. with distinction in International Relations at the University of Alberta and received her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School where she spent a semester assisting refugees through the refugee determination process in Toronto. She has also worked as a research assistant to Professor Sujit Choudhry.
Christine Ernst is a J.D. candidate at NYU Law. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Middle Eastern Studies. Prior to coming to NYU, she worked as an intern for the Public International Law and Policy Group. She has also worked as an intern with the Alliance for Justice, and has participated in a summer Arabic language program at the University of Jordan, Amman, in 2008.
Daniel Hanna is a J.D. candidate at NYU Law. Daniel graduated from the University of Georgia in 2009 with bachelor’s degrees in Arabic, Economics, and English. Prior to coming to NYU, he worked as an Arabic translator for Immigration Equality. He has also worked as a legal intern in Chambers at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague, where he conducted legal research and drafted bench memoranda for trial judges.
Douglas Keith is a J.D. candidate at NYU Law. Douglas graduated from Duke University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Studies. Prior to coming to NYU, he served on election observation missions in Central Asia, Eastern Europe and West Africa with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Prior to his international work, Douglas served as Executive Director of a New York-based voting rights and election reform organization.
Hannah Bloch-Wehba is a J.D. candidate at NYU Law. Hannah graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in History. Prior to coming to NYU, Hannah received a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship for graduate study in Germany, where she worked as an intern at Internationale Politik, a foreign affairs publication, and studied international relations. She has also worked as a research assistant to Benjamin Wittes and as a legal intern at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Jennifer Ebling is a J.D. candidate at NYU Law. Jennifer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 with bachelor’s degrees in political science and diplomatic history. Prior to coming to NYU, she worked as a research assistant at the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethno-Political Conflict, focusing on Rwanda. She has also worked as a research intern at Oxfam Great Britain’s Bangkok office.
Johanna Peet is a J.D. candidate at NYU Law. Johanna graduated from the University of Virginia in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Political and Social Thought. She also received a MSc in Migration and Ethnic Studies in 2007 from the University of Amsterdam, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. Prior to coming to NYU, she worked as a Senior Research Assistant for the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution and as a Staff Assistant to the Coordinator for Counterterrorism and the State Department.
Katharina Rall is an LL.M. candidate in International Legal Studies at NYU Law. Focusing on International Law and Human Rights Law she graduated from the University of Göttingen Law School in 2011. She spent a year studying at the University of Geneva where she earned the Certificate of Transnational Law. Prior to coming to NYU, she worked with the Research Services of the German Bundestag advising members of the Parliament on international law and human rights issues. She also interned with the NGO International Service for Human Rights in Geneva and with the Committee for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid in Berlin.
Kuntal Cholera is a J.D. candidate at NYU Law. Kuntal graduated from the University of North Texas in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He has worked at a boutique litigation firm, with a focus on employment discrimination, and as a research assistant at the University of Texas at Dallas, specializing in nuclear policy and international relations.
Lauren Katz is a J.D. candidate at NYU Law. Lauren graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. She has worked as a summer associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell, and as an intern at the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
Lisandra del Carmen Fernández
Lisandra Fernández is a J.D. candidate at NYU Law. Lisandra graduated from the University of Michigan in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Education. Prior to coming to NYU, she worked as a teacher in Jamaica. She has also worked as an intern at the International Center for Transitional Justice in Cape Town, South Africa, focusing on regulations intended to provide medical and educational benefits to some victims of apartheid.
Marzieh Tofighi Darian
Marzieh Tofighi Darian is an LL.M. candidate at NYU Law, where she is also a Hugo Grotius Scholar. Marzieh graduated magna cum laude from Tehran University in 2008 with an LL.B. She also holds an LL.M. degree in Criminal Law and Criminology from Tehran University. She won several national academic awards and since then became a member of Iranian Elite National Foundation. Prior to coming to NYU, she was working as a lawyer in a private law firm.
Morgan Miller is a J.D. candidate at NYU Law. Morgan graduated from Cornell University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Law and Society. Prior to coming to NYU, she was a program specialist in the Rule of Law Center at the United States Institute of Peace, where she managed a security sector reform project in Nepal, conducted research on perceptions of rule of law in Nepal and Liberia, and helped run the Institute’s Youth and Peacebuilding working group.
Sam Philipsek is a J.D. candidate at NYU Law. Sam graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin in 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and a concentration in Arabic. Before commencing studies at NYU Law, Sam taught at an elementary school in Brooklyn. He also spent time living in Cairo, where he studied and worked as an undergraduate.
Samuel Chaffin is a J.D. candidate at NYU Law. Samuel graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He has worked as a research assistant for Professor Leila Sadat, conducting international and comparative legal research on the proposed Crimes Against Humanity Convention. He has also worked as a summer associate at White & Case, focusing on international transactions in Latin America.
Shingira is an LL.M. candidate at NYU Law, where she is also a Hauser Global Scholar. Shingira graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2008 with an LL.B. (magna cum laude), and in 2011 with a Post-Graduate Diploma in public law. After working as a Teaching and Research Assistant in the UCT Law Faculty, focusing on public international law, she was admitted to the New York Bar in 2010 and worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York City as a corporate associate. In the past, Shingira has conducted research into comparative constitutional law, democratic transitions, federalism and electoral systems. Her interests also include governance and rule of law issues as well as international economic law and sustainable development.