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 (Fall 2016) include:
Alexander Ayer is a third year (3L) law student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. His undergraduate studies were completed at Hood College, where he majored in history and graduated cum laude in 2014. Alexander is expected to graduate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in the Spring of 2017. As part of his international law background he took part in a study abroad program at the University of Aberdeen School of Law in Scotland.
Alexander is drawn to international law by the comparative approach of seeing how different societies solve similar problems in different ways, as well observing how history has effected the laws and policies of various nations, and the behaviors demonstrated by counties interacting with each other on the world stage. In addition to international law, Alexander is also interested in disability law and copyright law.
- A Tale of Two Irelands; Is Unification Possible in the Wake of Brexit?
- Is this the End of All Things? Probably Not, But it’s Worth Keeping an Eye Out
Margery Beltran is a third year law student at the University of Baltimore School of Law (Candidate for J.D., May 2017). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Family Science with a minor in Psychology from Towson University. Her interests include mental health and disability law and international alternative dispute resolution.
Margie currently serves as the Volume V Comments Editor for the University of Baltimore’s Journal of International Law. She participated in the 2016 Summer Abroad Program at the University of Aberdeen School of Law in Aberdeen, Scotland. She is currently an intern in Washington D.C. for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Alternative Dispute Resolution Division.
- Welcome to the New Age, to the New Age (of Dark Tourism): They’re Breathing in…the Chemicals
- Thinking Out Loud: Injustice to Imdad Ali, Paranoid Schizophrenic
- Embargo-ing Going but Not Quite Gone: Smoke Begins to Dissipate Between Cuba and the U.S.
J. Michal Forbes is a proud native of Prince George's County, Maryland, Ms. Forbes has a fiery passion for international law, travel and frozen yogurt. After receiving her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore she taught ESOL in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area before joining the US Peace Corps in 2011. Ms. Forbes served in the Peace Corps in Ukraine from 2011 to 2013, in a small town between the Red Sea and the Black Sea in Crimea. Fluent in Russian, Ms. Forbes soon caught the travel bug and traveled/worked extensively throughout Eastern Europe during her 27 month commitment.
Currently a 3L, Ms. Forbes is a member of the International Law Society, Immigration Law Society, Black Law Student Association and the Women Lawyers as Leaders Initiative. She has worked for Maryland Legal Aid and the NAACP’s Office of the Attorney General. She was recently awarded the honor of being named Article Editor with the University of Baltimore Law Forum, a scholarly legal journal focused on rising issues in Maryland. It is her dream to work for the U.S. government assisting with asylum seekers and refugee.
In her free time, Ms. Forbes enjoys eating frozen yogurt with her husband and learning Arabic.
- Burkini & Beachside Oppression: Islamophobia Wave Hits France
- My Hair Is Beautiful Too: The Plight of the Black Girls in South Africa and the US
- Legalizing Marijuana- Jamaica’s New Big Man Ting
Paul Obang Gora
is an LL.M. student in the Law of the United States (LOTUS) program at UB Law. He has
an LL.B. from the Ethiopian Civil Service College, Addis Ababa (2000) and a
certificate for six-months’ training for judges and prosecutors. He served as an assistant prosecutor in Ethiopia from 2001-2003, but fled to Kenya because of political persecution. He was a community organizer in the refugee camps in Kenya and then served in the new South Sudan Ministry of Justice as legal counsel from 2008-12, prior to emigrating to the U.S. Paul is on the Elective Concentration Track, specializing in International Law, and working as an intern with the International Rescue Committee.
- International Rescue Committee
- Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia – Where is the International Community?
- Is this the end of the ICC? No.
Esther-Jane Grenness is an evening student in her fourth 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 from Howard Community College in 2001. Esther is a member of the International Arbitration Committee's Investment Treaty Working Group of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law. She also participated in the Mentorship program with the Women in International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. In addition to her studies, Esther coordinates government procurement contracts in the mobility sales operations group for AT&T’s Global Business – Public Sector Solutions segment.
- American Bar Association, Investment Treaty Working Group (Spring 2016)
- Advocates Abroad (Fall 2016)
- The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Investor-State Dispute Settlement Provision : A Baby Step toward Legitimacy (Spring 2016)
- Apple Bobbing, Double-Dipping Corporate Fat-Cats Go Shopping (Spring 2016)
- In Defense of Villainy
Daniel Huchla is a third year law student at the University of Baltimore and a graduate of Miami University with a Bachelor of Music. During his undergraduate studies, he performed in an International Opera Festival located in Brazil. He also serves as Associate Managing Editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review. Areas of interest include Administrative Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, and National Security Law. He is currently a Law Clerk with the Law Offices of McCabe, Weisberg & Conway.
- Labor Activism Brings Spotlight to Freedom of Speech
- A Minor Loophole in the ICC?
- The Two Systems – Economic vs. Moral Rights
Christian Kim is a 3L at the University of Baltimore School of Law with a concentration in International and Comparative Law. He graduated from the University of Maryland (2012) with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. He served as the President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and is currently the Chief of Staff for the Student Bar Association. His interests are East Asian politics, international conflicts, and human rights. Before law school, Christian 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 researcher for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and a law clerk for the Law Office of Hayley Tamburello.
- The Ugly Side of International Tournaments (Spring 2016)
- North Korea: Actions, Not Words (Spring 2016)
- China’s Unfounded Claim in the South China Sea (Spring 2016)
- The Plight of the Falun Gong
- Greed Over Life
Carolyn Mills is a 3L at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Carolyn is a graduate of Bowie State University with a degree in Political Science. Carolyn was previously 2L representative for the International Law Society. She is currently the President of the Immigration Law Society. Her interests and focus areas are on Central America and West Africa. Last semester, Carolyn was a law clerk for the Department of Homeland Security’s Human Rights Law Section.This past summer she studied abroad in Ghana at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Affairs (GIMPA) in conjunction with Fordham's Law School.
Additionally Carolyn is a Rule 19 Student Attorney for the Immigrant Rights Clinic. Her interest in international law is international human rights law and its application abroad.
- Department of Homeland Security, Human Rights Law Section (Spring 2016)
- TRIAL International - Trial Watch (Fall 2016)
- TPS – A Viable Solution for Those Fleeing Gang Violence in El Salvador (Spring 2016)
- Nigeria's Economy - Help is on the Way! (Spring 2016)
- The Precarious Situation of Turkey (Spring 2016)
- Nowhere to Call Home: The sad state of the Island of Hispaniola
- The Democratic Republic of Congo On the Brink
Jasmine Pope is a second year law student at the University of Baltimore. She graduated from Towson University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, with a minor in History. Jasmine is extremely interested in and passionate about international human rights, particular the rights of women and children. She also participated in the Summer Study Abroad Program in Aberdeen, Scotland. She has also studied abroad in Benalmádena, Spain. Currently, she serves as the Secretary for the International Law Society. Jasmine is currently a member of the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Team. Jasmine is also a Staff Editor for the Journal of International Law and works for the Law Office of Hayley Tamburello.
- Advocates Abroad (Fall 2016)
- Shifting Focus: The ICC looks to Prosecute Environmental Crimes
- Ireland and Poland: Two Catholic Nations, Two Views on Abortion
- Bad Air? Have no fear! Bottled Air is here!
John Rizos is a 3L at the University of Baltimore School of Law with a concentration in International Law. He has an interest in human rights and international criminal law. In addition to being a CICL Fellow, John has served as the Secretary for Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and is currently enrolled in HarvardX's online course, "Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster." In June 2016, John was a member of the CICL Fellows team that, under the supervision of Professor Moore, assisted in drafting an amicus brief to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, which was later approved and published. John 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.
- Law Clerk to Prof. Catherine Moore, U.S. Department of Defense, Military Commissions Defense Organization (Spring & Fall 2016)
- Advocates Abroad (Fall 2016)
Kia Roberts-Warren is a 3L at UB Law. She is concentrating in international 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 international trade and human rights. She is also interested in fashion law and art law in the international context. Last year, she held the position of Career Development Director of the International Law Society and participated in the 2016 Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition. She recently attended UB's Aberdeen Summer Abroad Program.
- Law Clerk to Prof. Catherine Moore, U.S. Department of Defense, Military Commissions Defense Organization (Spring and Fall 2016)
- Advocates Abroad (Fall 2016)