Stefan Ducich

Stefan Ducich

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Stefan lived in Vienna, Austria for several years while completing his Masters in International Relations at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Since returning to the United States in 2010, he has held numerous positions including Research Associate for the Public International Law & Policy Group.   A rising 3L, Stefan is focusing on the application of international human rights and humanitarian law to the US national security context, as well as an examination of the complexities and relationship between established bodies of law and the cyber domain.

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Blake Paradis

Blake Paradis

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Blake is a 3L combining her Washington College of Law degree with a Master’s in International Relations from the School of International Service.  She is currently a Research Associate for the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) and is interested in finding effective ways to promote human rights both at home and abroad. Blake is also a staff member on the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, a Dean’s Fellow with the Office of Public Interest and just generally involved with anything that has the word “public interest” in the title.

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Hannah Nallo

Hannah Nallo

Managing Editor

Hannah is currently a 2L at American University. Originally from Emmaus, PA, Hannah attended Franklin & Marshall College for her undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Spanish. Her interests include human rights and litigation. In her limited free time, Hannah likes to bake and attempt to find the best restaurants in DC.

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Antonia Bird

Antonia Bird

Senior Articles Editor

Antonia graduated from the University of Mississippi with a major in political science and minors in Arabic and English. Before attending American University Washington College of Law to pursue public interest law, Antonia worked for a mid-size law firm in Nashville, TN. Currently, Antonia is a senior staff member on American University International Law Review and a member of UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic along with her position as Senior Articles Editor on the Human Rights Brief.

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Liz Leman

Liz Leman

Senior Column Editor

Liz is a 3L at WCL planning to go into civil legal aid in the western United States. She has experience in civil, criminal, and international human rights law. After graduating from Elon University with a degree in History and International Studies, she served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in St. Louis, MO and Helena, MT before moving to DC for law school. In her time at WCL, Liz has worked with the United Nations Committee Against Torture, been a student attorney with the Criminal Defense Clinic, studied international humanitarian law in The Hague, coordinated criminal record expungement intakes with the Homeless Persons Representation Project, interned with the ACLU-Maryland and Neighborhood Legal Services Program, and sang and danced in the cast of Law Revue. Liz enjoys road trips, hiking, adventurous cooking, musicals, and inserting Mean Girls references into everyday conversation (she’s still trying to make “fetch” happen).

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Kali Friedmann

Kali Friedmann

Partnership Manager

Kali is a 3L pursuing a joint degree in Law and International Affairs at American University Washington College of Law and the School of International Service. She is interested in exploring global strategies for conflict prevention and transitional justice. Kali is currently a Research Associate for the Public International Law & Policy Group. From 2010 to 2014, she served as Operations Manager for Windhorse International, Inc., a platform for launching new social impact initiatives in water, health, energy, and education that aim to bring affordable products and services to families living on less than two dollars a day. Kali received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Tufts University.

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Meghan Monahan

Meghan Monahan

Special Coverage Editor

Meghan Monahan is the Special Coverage editor for the Human Rights Brief for the 2016-2017 school year. Meghan is an alumna of St. Norbert College and a 3L at American University Washington College of Law. She hopes to pursue a career in public interest law with a focus on domestic human rights in the United States. Meghan is currently a student attorney for AUWCL’s Domestic Violence Clinic.  Meghan is a pug enthusiast, doting aunt, and French fry connoisseur. In her (very limited) free time, Meghan enjoys reading historical fiction and watching BBC adaptations of Jane Austen novels.

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Noah O’Connor

Noah O’Connor

Year-in-Review Editor

Noah is from Gardnerville, Nevada and received his undergraduate degree in History and Political Science from Saint Mary’s College of California. During undergrad Noah was described as “The coolest kid on the Debate Team” and spent a semester doing research on female voices within the Sri Lankan civil war. He is currently a 3L and this is his third year on the Brief.  Noah is currently interning at the Center for Justice and International Law and is interested in post conflict transitional justice and international human rights standards. When he’s not school or work Noah enjoys reading, watching hockey, and avidly following Bob Saget’s acting career.

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