Undergraduate: Wake Forest University
Degree: B.A. History/ B.A. French
Law School Year: 2L
International Interests and Work Experience: Kristen traveled throughout Western Europe while studying in France in 2007 at the Centre International des Etudes Françaises in Dijon, France. Her thesis in History examined the multi-cultural and integration policies of Alexander the Great in regards to marriage and his armed forces. In the summer of 2010, Kristen studied again in Europe, taking classes in International Economic and Trade Law and International Human Rights Law. She also worked as an EXPLOR intern for the Honorable Judge Robert Dugan in the Baltimore County Circuit Court. Kristen is proficient in spoken French.
Ken is a part-time evening law student, with anticipated graduation in 2011.
He currently works full time at the U.S. Department of Labor, helping promote training programs in conjunction with employers in a variety of fields, as well as serving as a Federal Project Officer.
His legal career interests include public international law, international economic development, trade, government relations, legislative advocacy, and employment and labor.
He has studied in the following summer law programs: Tulane University and Trinity College (Cambridge, UK) summer legal July 2009; and UB Haifa Summer Law Institute – Comparative Civil Liberties and Criminal Justice - July 2010.His law school related activities, along with the ILS include:
Student Advocates for Immigration Law (SAIL), Vice President; Community Development Clinic – anticipated Winter/Spring 2011; and DC Employment Justice Center Clinic – June 2010 – client legal intake/counseling – Washington, DC.
Research and Writing: Affirmative Action in Employment, Goldstone Report – United Nations International Human Rights and Military Law – received A+ grades for both papers. Professional Memberships – American Bar Association (ABA) – various sections including International Law; Washington International Trade Association (WITA); and Toastmasters Public Speaking (current President of U.S. Department of Labor club).
Undergraduate: University of Utah
Degree: B.S. Political Science
Law School Year: 2L
International Interests and Work Experience: In 2010, Amanda spent a month in Haifa, Israel studying Comparative Civil Liberties and Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. During her first year of law school, she was a member of the University of Baltimore International Law Society, she spear-headed a book drive for the benefit of the University of Tikrit School of Law in Tikrit, Iraq resulting in over 200 books donated, and was a staff editor for the International Law Society Journal of International Law and performed research for a comment concerning the formation of a unified system of states in South America. In the summer of 2010, she worked as an EXPLOR Judicial Intern for The Honorable Timothy J. McCrone at Howard County Circuit Court and as a research assistant for Professor Nancy Modesitt, focusing on whistleblower law. She hopes to pursue a career in international asset protection.
Undergraduate: Florida State University
Degree: B.S. Criminology / Minor in International Affairs
Law School Year: 2L
International Interests and Work Experience: At Florida State, Jen studied abroad in Florence, Italy. She traveled to India after graduation and taught English in China for a year.
Undergraduate: University of Maryland at College Park
Degree: B.A. Architecture
Law School Year: 1L
International Interests and Work Experience: During her time earning a degree in architecture, Amanda focused on the history and tradition of non-western architecture Many of her designs fused together modern western systems with eastern design philosophies Her interest in this field led her to China, where she traveled in 2007 to study traditional and contemporary Chinese architecture and urban planning Amanda has also visited Japan, and had travelled to several countries across Europe recreationally She plans on studying international law and taking advantage of the summer study abroad opportunities available at University of Baltimore.