Grace Brody graduated Cum Laude from Yale University with a double major in Linguistics and Modern Middle Eastern studies, earning distinction in both majors. She got her MA from the University of Chicago in Middle East Studies, with a focus on 11th Century Islamic Philosophy. Before law school, she interned at Winston & Strawn in Dubai and worked as a paralegal at Chaffetz Lindsey in New York. At Michigan Law, she is a co-president of the Michigan European Law Organization and serves as a Senior Judge. She spent her 1L summer working for Clifford Chance's Frankfurt office on their US Capital Markets team and will be spending her 2L summer at Freshfields in New York. She hopes to pursue a career in International Arbitration.
Lauren Cole graduated from the University of Georgia with a double major in History and Spanish. Prior to law school, she worked in Chicago as a paralegal in corporate immigration. During law school, she has served as a researcher on the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court, Co-Development Chair for Outlaws, and Secretary for both the International Law Society and First Generation Law Students. Lauren spent her 1L summer working at the University of Michigan Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and will be spending her 2L summer at Frost Brown Todd in Houston.
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Dan Toubman is from outside of Boston. He graduated from Northwestern University, majoring in American Studies and Middle Eastern Studies and writing an honors thesis on comparative race and culture in the United States and the Middle East. Prior to Law School, he worked for a large technology company and a small start-up in Chicago. He spent his 1L summer as an intern for Judge Allie Greenleaf Maldonado of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians and will be spending his 2L summer at WilmerHale in New York.
Allison Fleming graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in German. Prior to law school, she spent a year in Vienna, Austria, teaching and researching on a Fulbright Scholarship. In law school, she has been on the board of the American Constitution Society, a 1L Representative of the International Law Society, and was a student attorney in the Human Trafficking Clinic. She spent the summer after her 1L year as a Civil Division intern at the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY). She will spend her 2L summer as a Summer Associate at Crowell & Moring’s New York office.
Dan Liberman graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in social work. Prior to law school, Dan worked at Caritas of Austin matching veterans experiencing homelessness with housing, and at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue coordinating social impact initiatives. At Michigan Law, he has served on the boards of First Generation Law Students and the Jewish Law Students Association. He spent his 1L summer as an intern at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and will be spending his 2L summer at Fried Frank in New York.
Emeline Kong grew up in the California Bay Area and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Before law school, Emeline worked for local government and advocated for federal legislation honoring Chinese-American WW2 veterans. She spent her 1l summer as a judicial intern at the Court of International Trade and will be interning with the Michigan Attorney General for her 2L summer.
Gregory Momjian graduated cum laude from Columbia University where he majored in American History. Prior to law school, Greg worked in New York as an intern for the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Armenia to the United Nations and as a litigation paralegal at Boies Schiller Flexner. At Michigan, he has served on the board of the 1L Oral Advocacy Competition. Greg spent his 1L summer as a judicial intern for the Hon. Ronnie Abrams of the Southern District of New York and will spend his 2L summer at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s New York office.
J.J. graduated from Middlebury College with a joint major in history and philosophy in addition to a Spanish minor. J.J. then worked for 1.5 years as a case manager at an immigration firm in Minneapolis, MN, dealing with family immigration matters and applications before USCIS. He then followed up on his academic year abroad in Spain to work as an English language assistant in Vilatuxe, Galicia before coming to Michigan Law. J.J. spent his 1L summer working virtually as an intern with the Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic, and he has also served as an oralist with the Jessup International Moot Court team. J.J. will be spending his 2L summer with DLA Piper in their Santiago, Chile office.
Tiffany Chung-Arzeno grew up in Hong Kong and came to the U.S. in 2013. She graduated from Wellesley College in 2017 with a B.A. in International Relations/Political Science. Prior to law school, she worked as a paralegal in D.C. and spent a year in Shanghai as a project manager at a marketing research firm. At Michigan Law, Tiffany is the social chair of APALSA and the social chair of the Catholic Law Students Association. Tiffany spent her 1L summer interning at the Connecticut Federal Defenders, externed during her 2L year at the Michigan State Appellate Defender office and will be spending her 2L summer as a summer associate at Davis Polk in their New York and D.C. offices.
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Evan graduated Beta Gamma Sigma from Lehigh University in 2016 majoring in accounting. Prior to attending Michigan, he worked for PwC in their forensics practice in New York City where he assisted clients in identifying, investigating and remediating compliance issues at multinational enterprises. At Michigan, he is on the board of the Michigan International Law Moot Court Association, and a captain of the Vis International Arbitration Moot Court Team. During his 1L summer, Evan interned at the Securities and Exchange Commission's Enforcement Division in the Washington headquarters. He will split his 2L summer between Sidley Austin's D.C. office and the Department of Justice.
Camelia Metwally graduated from the University of Michigan with a major in Public Policy and minor in Economics. During law school, she has served as Co-President of the Muslim Law Students Association, a Pro Bono Director with the Michigan Immigration and Labor Law Association, and a student advocate with the Property Tax Appeal Project. Camelia spent her 1L summer at the Public Interest Law Center in Philadelphia while also working as a research assistant for the Coalition for Property Tax Justice in Detroit. She will be spending her 2L summer at Project South in Atlanta.
Nadia Jeiroudi graduated Summa Cum Laude from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in Comparative Politics. Prior to law school, Nadia worked for the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa in Harare, Zimbabwe with the Social and Human Sciences Unit. She worked in the areas of migrant inclusion and advancing the rights of women and girls with disabilities in the Southern African region. At Michigan, Nadia has been involved with the Syrian Accountability Project, MENALSA, and the Human Trafficking Clinic. She spent her 1L summer interning for Lawyers for Human Rights based in South Africa in its Strategic Litigation Programme and will be spending her 2L summer at USAID in Washington, D.C. working in the division of Democratic Governance and Humanitarian Assistance.
Sydney Vigran graduated from Rice University with a degree in History and Political Science. Prior to law school, she worked as a litigation paralegal at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C.. She spent her 1L summer with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida and will be returning to Williams & Connolly for her 2L summer. At Michigan Law, Sydney also worked as a student attorney in the Juvenile Justice Clinic and an extern with Judge Blakey in the Northern District of Illinois.
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Emilia Truluck graduated summa cum laude from Emory University with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. After undergrad, she spent a year living in Jordan, where she researched sexual harassment, volunteered at an UNRWA school, and provided assistance to LGBT refugees. A 2017 Marshall scholar, she holds an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, and an MA in Gender Studies and Law from SOAS, University of London. At Michigan Law, she is a board member of the International Refugee Assistance Project, an oralist for the Jessup International Law Moot Court competition, and a researcher for the Syria Accountability Project.
Kunal Jhaveri graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a double major in Economics and Political Science and a minor in Public Affairs. Prior to law school, he interned at the U.S. Department of State, working on portfolios including conflict minerals and terror sanctions. At Michigan Law, he serves as the Co-President of the Society for Space Law & Law of the Sea and is on the Executive Board for the National Security Law Society. Kunal spent his 1L summer as a judicial intern for Judge Timothy M. Reif of the U.S. Court for International Trade. He will be spending his 2L summer at Sidley Austin in New York.
Seve graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a triple major in Government, Spanish, and Humanities. Before law school, she co-founded a nonprofit that provided free legal services to immigrant survivors of abuse in rural Texas. At Michigan Law, Seve has been an international fellow for UNHR Geneva representing the Dominican Republic, an oralist and team captain on the Vis International Arbitration Moot Court and a member of the Diplomacy Lab team. She spent her 1L summer working for the Juvenile Justice Clinic and will split her 2L summer between Freshfields’ D.C. office and the Office of the Legal Adviser at the State Department.
Tina Al-khersan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan with degrees in International Studies and Arabic, earning high distinction in both majors. Prior to law school, she received a Coro Fellowship and worked with the Alliance For Refugee Youth Support and Education in Pittsburgh. Wanting to understand the refugee resettlement system in an international context, she traveled to Lesvos, Greece the following summer and worked as a coordinator in Kara Tepe and Moria refugee camp. She then became the Communications Coordinator for Karam Foundation and interviewed Syrian youth in Istanbul and Reyhanli, Turkey about their experiences with migration, identity, and diaspora. At Michigan Law, Tina has served as a student attorney for the Human Trafficking Clinic, co-director of the International Refugee Assistance Project Michigan Chaper, and is involved with the Syrian Accountabiltiy Project and Rohingya Human Rights Documentation Project. Tina spent her 1L summer interning with Project South and will travel to Kos, Greece with Equal Rights Beyond Borders for her 2L summer.
Matthew graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in International Studies and a concentration in Politics and Diplomacy. Matthew focused his studies on Modern Standard and Levantine Arabic, which he continued studying in Amman, Jordan as a part of his degree. Prior to law school, Matthew joined Teach For America and taught in an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme in San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, Matthew interned for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services as the organization helped lead the response to family separation on the Mexico–United States border. At Michigan Law, Matthew has been involved with Outlaws serving as a 1L representative and the Outlaws Co-President. Matthew spent his 1L summer as a Diversity Fellow with Morgan Lewis where he will be returning as a 2L with the New York office.
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Michael Williams graduated from Suffolk University with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy. Before law school, he spent 3 years working at the Supreme Court of the United States. At the Law School, Michael was the Treasurer of the Law School Student Senate and the Co-President for the Society for Space Law and Law of the Sea. He spent his 1L summer as a judicial extern for Judge Paul Friedman at the District Court for the District of Columbia. During the second semester of 2L, Michael worked as an extern for the Air Force JAG at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. He will be spending his 2L summer with Crowell & Moring in Washington, DC.
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Lauren Taiclet graduated magna cum laude, phi beta kappa from University of California, San Diego with a B.A. in economics. Prior to law school, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) providing compliance consulting services to Fortune 100 companies. At Michigan, Lauren has served as an oralist on the International Criminal Court Moot Court team and was a quarterfinalist in the Campbell Moot Court Competition. She is also a board member for the Syrian Accountability Project and Human Rights Advocates, as well as a Senior Judge for Professor Vettorello's legal practice class. Lauren spent her 1L summer working with both the Legal Assistance Centre of Namibia and the California Department of Justice. She will spend her 2L summer with Cleary Gottlieb at their D.C. office.
Tyler VanderMolen graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University with a double major in journalism and political science and a minor in Middle East history. Prior to law school he worked for the Foreign Commonwealth Office at the British Consulate-General in Chicago and studied international law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. During his 1L summer he worked as a judicial intern for the Hon. Judge Raymond W. Mitchell of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Julian is from Santa Rosa, California. He graduated from Duke, earning both an AB in psychology in 2012 and a master of management studies in 2013. During undergrad, he was a varsity soccer player. Before law school, Julian was a manager at American Express and a senior consultant at IBM in New York City. At Michigan, he is the treasurer for the Black Law Students Association and a graduate student instructor. He enjoys playing intramural sports in his spare time. Julian worked at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP during his 1L summer.
Zoe graduated Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University in 2017 with majors in Political Science and History. Prior to law school, she worked as a litigation paralegal at a large DC firm. At Michigan Law, she works as a Senior Judge and has served as President of the International Law Society. She spent her 1L summer as a judicial extern for Judge John Blakey at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. During her 2L year, she worked as a student attorney at Michigan Law’s Human Trafficking Clinic where she represented human trafficking survivors in their petitions for immigration relief. She plans to spend her 2L summer at Winston & Strawn in Chicago.
Rachelle Kredentser is a 2L public interest student at the University of Michigan Law School. At Michigan, in addition to her work on MJIL, she is a board member of the International Refugee Assistance Project, Michigan Immigration and Labor Law Association, and the Jewish Law Students Association. She is also a Salzburg Global Seminar Cutler Fellow. Last summer, Ms. Kredentser was a legal intern at Safe Passage Project where she worked to provide legal representation to unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings. This summer she will be interning in the Special Litigation Unit of the New York Legal Assistance Group. She graduated cum laude from Brandeis University.
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Michelle A. Mealer graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Political Science and a minor in Economic Policy. During her time at Michigan Law, she externed with the Department of Commerce in their Commercial Law Development Program which focuses on creating commercial legal frameworks in developing and post-conflict countries. She serves as junior counsel for the Ross School of Business's International Investment Fund, which invests in small- to medium-sized businesses in developing countries, starting with India and expanding worldwide. She will be spending her 2L summer working at Wilson Sonsini in Palo Alto. She hopes to work with emerging companies and new technologies.