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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.

CICL Student Fellows also maintain the CICL Fellows Blog which discusses contemporary issues and international and comparative law.

 

Current Student Fellows (Fall 2017) include:


Clemons

Zachary Clemons is a second-year law student at the University of Baltimore. He graduated from San Francisco State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, and a minor in History. Currently, he is pursuing a Juris Doctorate with a concentration in International and Comparative Public Law. Next spring, he will begin his studies towards a Master of Public Administration in Global Affairs and Human Security. 

Zach is extremely interested in and passionate about international human rights, particularly the functions of the international human rights courts and the rights of prisoners. Growing up abroad, he was fortunate enough to experience and learn about many different cultures. This experience has given him a unique perspective on the international community and the paradigm in which it operates. 

This past summer, he attended the Summer Study Abroad Program in Aberdeen, Scotland.  His career goal is to advocate for the rights of the oppressed at an intergovernmental organization.


Fellows Projects

Blog Posts


kim

Klara Kim is a 2L at University of Baltimore School of Law. In 2015, she graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore County receiving a B.A. in Asian Studies and History.

She studied Mandarin Chinese in Taipei, Taiwan and has lived in Shanghai, China.  She is currently the Vice President of International Law Society and a member of the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Team. Klara is interested in pursuing a career in international business law, international intellectual property law, or working for the federal government. Her interests include her Cat named Isis, spicy food, travelling, and working with children.

Fellows Projects

Blog Posts


Jordana Forbes Nkemakolam Ijioma, born in Nigeria, is a naturalized citizen of the United States of America, where he has been residing since 2011 with his family.  Mr. Ijioma attends the University of Baltimore School of Law, class of 2018.  Previously, he completed the LOTUS Program at the University of Baltimore School of Law.  He also attended and graduated from the Nigerian Law School in 1999. 

Mr. Ijioma was the Principal State Counsel at the Abuja Environmental Protection Board, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and was a Managing Principal at Ijioma & Company (Solicitors/Advocates).  He is also an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Fellows Projects

Blog Posts

 


Lewis

Diana Lewis is a third-year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She completed he undergraduate degree at Towson University, majoring in Political Science with a focus in International Relations. Her legal interests are in immigration law, refugee/asylum law, and international human rights. She has worked with the Women’s Law Center of Maryland, and is a Rule 19 student attorney for the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Immigrant Rights Clinic.

Fellows Projects

Blog Posts

 

 


Msaki

Roman Msaki 3L, holds Bachelor of Laws (LL. B-Hons) from University of Dar –es-Salaam (Tanzania), Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Law School of Tanzania) and Masters of Laws (LL.M –LOTUS) from University of Baltimore School of Law. His interest in International law dated back in 2012 when he participated in Philipp C. Jessup International Law Competition. Since then, he has been serving as a Judge in various regional (Africa, Mid-Atlantic) rounds and International rounds which are annually held in Washington DC. Currently, I am a law clerk at the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights and Research Assistant to Prof. Gilda Daniels. My areas of Interest in International law are use of force and International Humanitarian Law. He is also Secretary, University of Baltimore International Law Society.

Fellows Projects

Blog Posts


Ochoa

Valerie Ochoa is currently a 3L at University of Baltimore School of Law. Valerie is a graduate University of Hawaii West Oahu with a degree in Political Science. She is currently the Vice President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, the Secretary of the University of Baltimore Students for Public Interest, and the 2L Representative for the Latin American Law School Association. She is currently a Rule 19 Student Attorney for the Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new places and learning Farsi with her husband.

Fellows Projects

Blog Posts

 


Ogbuji

Ninia Ogbuji is a Second-year law student at the University of Baltimore School of Law (Candidate for J.D., May 2019). She holds a Bachelor of Arts Double Major in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Manitoba, Canada. She considers herself a global citizen having lived in three different countries and counting. In addition to English, she is also fluent in Igbo language and currently learning French.

Ninia is currently a member of the Women’s Bar Association and the International Law Society. Ninia is also a rule 19 student attorney for the University of Baltimore Immigrants Rights’ Clinic. She recently finished an internship at the Law offices of Isaac Klein, where she focused on issues involving criminal law and personal injury. Her interests include International Crimes, Transnational corporations and comparative law.

In her free time, Ninia loves to travel, read non-academic books and discover new recipes.

Fellows Projects

Blog Posts

 


Schmidt

Emily Schmidt is a second-year law student at the University of Baltimore School of Law (Candidate for J.D., May 2019). She graduated from Bridgewater College in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science with a minor in Global Studies and a concentration in Public Policy. Emily’s interests center around international trade issues.

 Emily is currently a Staff Editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review and serves as Treasurer for the University of Baltimore Students for Public Interest. She is also a Law Scholar for Property and a Teaching Assistant for Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research. For Summer 2017, Emily worked as the Law Clerk for the Family Law and Private Clients group at Miles & Stockbridge, PC handling a variety of international family matters. Emily will be joining Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP as a Summer Associate in the upcoming summer.

Fellows Projects

Blog Posts


Schulze

Theseus Schulze is a third-year law student at the University of Baltimore Law (candidate for J.D., May 2018). He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Criminology from George Mason University. He was a member of the University of Baltimore Jessup team where they pushed farther than any prior team had performed. He is an Associate Editor for the University of Baltimore’s Journal of International Law. He is also the Vice President for the University of Baltimore’s Federalist Society. He hopes to work for freedom minded think tanks to help in the pursuit of liberty for all people. His nonacademic interests include, long walks on the beach, participating in strongman competitions, bounty hunting, and mixed martial arts.

Fellows Projects

Blog Posts



Spann

Bryana Spann is a 3L student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She completed her undergraduate studies at the College of Charleston, where she majored in International Studies with a Concentration in Asian Studies. She also spent a semester abroad in Shanghai, where she studied subjects such as the Government and Politics of China as well as Chinese Calligraphy. Currently, Bryana is member of the International Law Society, the Black Law Students Association, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. having previously served as its Global Impact Chair for the Gamma Xi Omega Chapter.

Having worked as a legal intern with the Lake County Public Defender and the Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights & Wage Enforcement, her interests include international human rights, civil liberties, as well as pro bono criminal defense.

Fellows Projects

Blog Posts


 


 

Former Fellows