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School of Law

Executive Board

President
Suzanne De Deyne, 3L
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
I am very passionate about international law, particularly international trade law, and I am grateful for all of the international programs I have been involved with at UB Law. Outside of ILS, I am the Managing Editor on the Journal of International Law and a Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL) fellow. This past summer, I pursued my international law interest in Brussels, Belgium where I completed a legal traineeship with Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, which focused on Competition Law practice in Europe. During my final year of law school I look forward to set forth the opportunities international programs, like ILS, provide to UB Law students.

Vice President
Ali Rickart, 3L
University of Missouri
This is my second year as part of ILS, an organization that has introduced me to many people in the international law field as well as allowing me to tour the United Nations. During my 2L year, I competed on the Jessup International Moot Court Team. I am also the Comments Editor for the UB Journal of International Law and a Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL) fellow. I will be spending my first semester of 3L year abroad, studying at King's College London in London, England. I hope to pursue a career in international law and I hope that all my ties to UB's international law organizations will help me out!

Treasurer
Stanley Carignan, 2L
American University
While getting my undergraduate degree in International Studies, I studied abroad in Cairo, Egypt in Fall 2011. Since then I have been an active member in ILS and look forward to taking international law classes at University of Baltimore School of Law.

Career Development Director
Kia Roberts-Warren, 2L
Temple University
My passion for learning about different cultures is what drove me to pursue my undergraduate degree in East Asian Studies. During my studies, I took an Asian Business class, which touched on international business law in various countries, and after that class I knew I wanted to be a lawyer. Once I graduate from law school, I would like to focus on international trade law and business arbitration as well as humanitarian law. During law school, I have been a research assistant for the United States Human Rights Network, which dealt with inter-American human rights. I am also team liaison for the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Team. Within ILS, I look forward to helping all members find networking events and internships in the field of international law. I want this year to be a year of opportunity for the University of Baltimore International Law Society and I look forward to working with you all.

Alumni Relations Director
Michael Calabrese, 2L
Case Western Reserve University
After I graduated college, where I first became interested in the Middle East, I took a gap year and moved to Amman, Jordan. I lived there for a year studying Arabic. I had the fortunate opportunity to meet and befriend many individuals of differing backgrounds including Syrian and Iraqi refugees, as well as individuals from Yemen, Egypt, Palestine, and of course Jordan, as well as become fully immersed in the culture. Furthermore, I traveled the region and visited Israel, Palestine, and Egypt. My time in the Middle East gave me a greater perspective of the world and engendered in me a desire to study International Law, with the intention of working in Humanitarian Law.

3L Representative
Raiven Taylor, 3L
Bowie State University
I have participated in two summer study abroad programs and I am concentrating in International Law at UB Law. I am also on Journal for International Law and a fellow for the Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL). My passion in International Law is on Human Trafficking.

2L Representative
Carolyn Mills, 2L
Bowie State University
I have a strong commitment and interest to service. While traveling on a mission trip to Guatemala and Honduras, I witnessed firsthand the poverty that many of the world’s children grow up in. My passion for people motivated me to attend law school so that I can assist the international community with development and better governance. This past summer I had the opportunity to intern for Christian Relief, an organization dedicated to the betterment of impoverished individuals across the globe. I look forward to representing and being a part of ILS this year.

2L Representative
Suraj Vyas, 2L
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
I am a world traveler and have traveled to every country in Europe and North America, as well as much of South America and Asia. Since birth, I have spent three months out of every year of my life in India and since 2006, I have spent those three months interning and working under multiple attorneys, judges, and ex-Chief Justices of India – the highest-ranking judge in the Supreme Court of India and thus the highest judicial position in India.  Knowing I wanted to go into law, I took classes relating to international law during my time at UMBC and found that I loved it. Throughout my life I have spent much of my time organizing and participating in community service events and received the Presidential Award for Community Service in 2010.