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Class of 2011-12

Please click on the student's name below to read their profiles. Note that information is current as of June 2013.


VICTORIA AITKEN

New Zealand/Ireland

Education: LLB, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/1/2013.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Consultant legislative drafter and policy adviser on rule of law and governance development programs in Africa and the Pacific since 2004.

Where is she now? Consultant legislative drafter in the Public Sector Improvement Program for Solomon Islands, drafting the principal and secondary legislation of their governance framework, advising government processes for producing legislation, and providing for the employment and human resource management of the employees in the public service.

 

BEKHZOD ALIEV

Uzbekistan

Education:  University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Uzbekistan; LLM in International Trade Law, University of Arizona; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/1/2013.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Attorney, private practice; ABA CEELI, American Bar Association's technical assistance project; and UNDP's project developing national human rights institutions.

Where is he now? Commercial and corporate lawyer at a local law firm, Gravamen Fidelis Fides Attorneys at Law focusing on advising local and foreign businesses on regulatory and compliance matters in Uzbekistan.

BRENDA ANUGWOM

Nigeria

Education:  LLB, Imo State University and a Barrister at Law (BL); certification, Nigerian Law School; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/8/2012.
 
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Team assistant, World Bank in Bangui, Central African Republic; employment with small not-for-profit organizations.

Where is she now? Assistant to CDIAS Manager at the Development Impact Department, IFC, in Washington, DC. Nominated as well to work with President Jim Kim's 'change movement' committee-- the committee putting together the next Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) of Nigeria--within the World Bank.

 

EKATERINA BAKSANOVA

Bulgaria

Education: Master of Laws, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridsky, Bulgaria; legal training, World Justice Forum; International Visitors Leadership Program; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/1/2013.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Researcher and project coordinator, Bulgarian Institute for Legal Initiatives (a legacy organization of the American Bar Association Central and Eastern European Law Initiative (ABA/ CEELI)); Judicial Mentoring Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, (DOJ/OPDAT).

Where is she now? Project activity manager and researcher for the Bulgarian Judges Association.

BANDINI CHHICHHIA

Australia

Education: Bachelor of Commerce and Law, University of New South Wales, Australia; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/1/2013.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Experience: Legal researcher, New South Wales Court of Appeal, Sydney; banking and finance lawyer in a top-tier commercial law firm, Sydney; worked on a pro bono basis at the Redfern Legal Centre and undertook a project with the International Development of Law Organization (IDLO) to create a training program for lawyers who do pro bono work in developing countries.

Where is she now?

EMILY DE YOE

United States

Education: JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/1/2013.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Adjunct Professor at Loyola University teaching Life After Innocence, a class which provides services to those wrongfully convicted upon their release from prison; assistant legal counsel to the Speaker of the House, Illinois House of Representatives.

Where is she now? Assistant Public Defender for the Child Protection Conflicts Unit in the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender in Chicago, Illinois. Also an adjunct Professor (PT) at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

PETER FLANAGAN

United States

Education: BA, Loyola University, Chicago; JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Practicing lawyer for 30 years advising individuals and smalls businesses on state and federal legal systems.

PAMELA GONZALES

Mexico

Education: Law Degree, School of Law of Escuela Libre de Derecho; School of Law of Universidad Pontificia de Mexico

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Public Health sector of Mexican Government; law enforcement for Attorney General's Office in Mexico City where she developed training strategies for the implementation of the adversarial criminal justice system.

Where is she now? Deputy General Manager for the Asesoria de Diseños Normativos S.C., in Mexico.

CHARLES KEAR HARRIS

Liberia

Education: LLB, Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/8/2012.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Legal adviser, Legal and Judicial System Support Division (LJSSD) of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).

Where is he now?

DAVID HOFISI

Zimbabwe

Education: LLB, University of Zimbabwe

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Legal practitioner, Law Society Zimbabwe; Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR); project lawyer, Human Rights Defenders and Public Interest Litigation departments; researcher, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ); LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/8/2012.

Where is he now? Projects Lawyer (semi-senior,) for the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights in Zimbabwe.

VAKHTANG JANEZASHVILI

Georgia

Education: Tbilisi State University; LLM, Erasmus University Rotterdam; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/1/2013.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Criminal justice, government of Georgia.

 

LESLE JANSEN

South Africa

Education: University of the Western Cape, South Africa; Masters in Indigenous Peoples in International Law, University of Arizona, United States; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/1/2013.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Project lawyer/ legal consultant, Legal Assistance Centre, Namibia.

Where is she now?

PATIENCE KABIIJE

Uganda

Education: LLB, University of Dar-es-Salaam; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/8/2012.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: State's Attorney, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs in the Directorate of Legal Advisory Services since 2004

Where is she now?

ARAYA KEBEDE

Ethiopia

Education: LLB, Addis Ababa University, School of Law; Masters in International Politics, Jilin University, China; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/8/2012.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Lecturer/ Researcher, Mekelle University, College of Law and Governance, Ethiopia; Trains judges and public prosecutors on various legal issues.

Where is he now? Lecturer in Law at Mekelle University, College of Law and Governance, in Ethiopia; Legal Advisor (PT Project 2012) for ABA-UNDP/Uzbekistan.
 

ELIM LUVIANO

Mexico

Education: LLB, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico

Pre-PROLAW Experience: collaborated with the Secretary of the Interior (SEGOB) in the Technical Secretariat of the Coordinating Council for the Implementation of the Criminal Justice System.

Where is he now? Liaison Deputy Director at the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, in Mexico. Previously the Director of International Cooperation for the Technical Secretariat of the Coordination Council for Implementation of the Criminal Justice System (SETEC,) also in Mexico.

REGINALD MAKOKO

Tanzania

Education: LLB, Open University of Tanzania; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/8/2012.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Human rights legal officer, Tanzania Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG).

 

OLUCHI MERIBE

Nigeria

Education: LLB, Abia State University, Nigeria; BL, Nigerian Law School; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/8/2012.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Registrar, Federal High Court in Nigeria; legal representative, for poor and vulnerable victims of human rights violations; legislative advocate, Rural Women Action Center (RUWAC).

Where is she now? Registrar for the Federal High Court in Nigeria.

CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL

United States

Education: BA in Business Administration, Loyola Marymount University; JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Loyola Marymount University scholar of the Business in Asia Comparative Program, examined the rule of law in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan and its relation to the regulation of business.

THEARA MOENG



Cambodia

Education: LLB, Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC); LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/1/2013.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Legal intern, Arbitration Council Foundation and the Community Legal Education Centre; project officer, "Strengthen Workplace Relations" through The Asia Foundation, seeking to improve dispute resolution.

MWANDHA ROBERT EKIRITA NASHIERO

Uganda

Education:LLB, Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda; Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre, Kampala, Uganda; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/8/2012.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Senior State Attorney, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Uganda since 2005

Where is he now? Senior State Attorney for the Attorney General's Chambers, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, in Uganda.

SOSTINE NGABIRANO

Uganda

Education: LLB, Makerere University School of Law, Kampala, Uganda; Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre in Kampala; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/8/2012.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Program Administrator, International Law Institute-African Centre for Legal Excellence (ILI-ACLE); support staff, East African Community (EAC) regional study towards harmonization and legal education; project Coordinator,  DfID-funded TIRI project towards strengthening the integrity of local council courts through rights-based training; researcher and advocacy officer, Africa Institute for Energy Governance; has authored numerous newspaper articles on human rights, good governance, environmental protection and access to justice.

Where is he now? Legal Associate at Kasirye Byaruhanga & Co. Advocates, in Uganda.

NDUBUISI NWABUDIKE

Liberia

Education: LLB (Hon), University of Liberia, MSc, Regional Planning and Policy Analysis, University of Liberia; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/1/2013.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: National Legal Adviser, Legal and Judicial Systems Support Division (LJSSD) of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)

Where is he now? Counselor–at-law and Legal Adviser & National Reporting Officer, in the Office of the Director, Legal and Judicial System Support Division, United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL.)

 

DANIELLE SCHUESSLER

United States

Education: BA in Political Science, Notre Dame University; JD, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/1/2013.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Litigation assistant, United States Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation; worked for a judge in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in criminal and civil domestic violence law; law clerk, private law firm working primarily with asylum applicants.

Where is she now? Trial Attorney in the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Immigration Litigation, District Court Section.

SEYRAN SOLTANOV

Turkmenistan

Education: LLB, International Independent University of Ecological and Political Science, Moscow, Russia; LLM, Al Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/1/2013

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Regional Deputy Country Director, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA/ROLI), Turkmenistan; legal consultant, Senagat, CJS Bank, Turkmenabat city

Where is he now? Legal Counselor for Dragon Oil, United Arab Emirates.

AISIENA TAUMOEPEAU

Kingdom of Tonga

Education: Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, Victoria University of Wellington; LLB, New Zealand's Waikato University; LLM in Rule of Law for Development, Loyola University Chicago, degree conferred 18/1/2013.

Pre-PROLAW Experience: Barrister and solicitor, TMP Law, Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Where is she now? Barrister and solicitor for TMP law, in the Kingdom of Tonga.

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