Leah Pardais

Leah Pardais

Junior Editor

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Leah is currently a 2L at American University’s Washington College of Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of South Florida. She currently works as a Dean’s Fellow for the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property and holds the position as secretary for the Intellectual Property Law Society at WCL. During her 1L summer, Leah interned at the American Association for Justice in the state affairs department. In the future, Leah hopes to pursue a legal career in the merging fields of women’s rights, women’s health, and intellectual property.


Tatiana Devia

Tatiana Devia

Social Media Team

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Tatiana Devia is a 2L at American University Washington College of Law. Originally from Colombia, Tatiana lived in Florida prior to transferring to WCL. While completing her Masters in Criminal Forensic Studies, she worked at the Medical Examiner’s Office conducting forensic investigations and assisted in cases of human rights violations in Guatemala. She also received an excellence award for her thesis on victims of conflict and trauma patterns during the Colombian armed conflict. Prior to starting law school, Tatiana worked full time as a Human Rights Investigator at the Fair Food Standards Council, where she monitored and advanced the human rights of farmworkers by conducting audits. Tatiana loves to spend time in Colombia and recently completed her summer legal internship at Women’s Link Worldwide in Bogotá. Currently, she is a Dean’s Fellow for the Women and the Law Program. Tatiana is interested in international human rights law, advocacy, and litigation; transitional justice; development; and corporate social responsibility.


Alice Browning

Alice Browning

Junior Staff Writer, Middle East & Africa

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Alice Browning graduated from Houghton College, NY with a B.A. in Political Science and self-designed minors in 1) Community Development and 2) Human Trafficking and Supply Chains. Alice has worked on human rights issues in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Thailand, Laos, and Eastern Europe, primarily focused on how community development encourages economic empowerment and deters human trafficking. Alice then spent a couple of years in Buffalo, NY at the Hope Refugee Drop-In, a post-resettlement agency through the Jericho Road Community Health Center, first as a AmeriCorps volunteer and then as a manager. Alice is interested in continuing her research on prevention of human rights violations through community development.


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Marina Mekheil

Junior Editor

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Marina is a current 2L. She was born in Egypt. She received a bachelors in Political Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is interested in Arbitration and International Trade.


Matthew Reiter

Matthew Reiter

Junior Staff Writer, Middle East & Africa

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Matthew Reiter is a 1L from Long Island, New York, interested in international human rights law or immigration law, aiming to work in public interest down the road. He graduated from The George Washington University in 2014 with a BA in International Affairs. Before coming to WCL he worked at the International Rescue Committee in New York City, helping to resettle newly-arrived refugees from the Middle East and South Asia, as well as at the Polaris Project in Washington, D.C., one of the nation’s leading anti-human trafficking organizations. Matthew absolutely loves to travel, and has volunteered teaching English and math in Ghana in Sri Lanka, and worked in environment conservation in Botswana. He’s unhealthily obsessed with tennis and probably spends too much time on Twitter and staring at pictures of his dog. Pizza is his one true love.




















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Nikki Edmunds

Nikki is a 2L at American University Washington College of law (WCL). She grew up in Memphis, TN where she also obtained her B.A. in International Studies and Economics at Rhodes College. Her family now resides in Las Vegas, NV. After graduation, she spent her summer studying Human Rights Law at Columbia University in New York before moving to Barcelona Spain to earn her TEFL certification. While at WCL Nikki has traveled to The Hague to study international criminal law and legal approaches to terrorism and she is also a member of WCL’s Alternative Dispute Resolution team. She hopes to study international criminal law and international arbitration and is mainly interested in African affairs since that’s where her family is from.

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