School of Law students travel the globe with summer legal opportunities


School of Law students travel the globe with summer legal opportunities

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

In the weeks ahead, 12 rising second- and third-year students at the School of Law will depart for Global Externship Overseas (GEO) and Global Externship At Home (GEA) placements all around the world.

Administered by the Dean Rusk International Law Center, the GEO and GEA initiatives place School of Law students in externships lasting between four and 12 weeks, and offer students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in a variety of legal settings worldwide.

This summer, GEO students will undertake placements in law firms, in-house legal departments, nongovernmental organizations and intergovernmental organizations across Europe, Asia and the Pacific. Practice areas include: dispute resolution, corporate law, international trade law, intellectual property law, international human rights law, refugee law, cultural heritage law and international environmental law.

This year’s GEO class includes the following students, who will complete placements in private law settings (anticipated year of graduation in parenthesis):

  • Brooke A. Carrington (2020) – Buse Heberer Fromm, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Brad Gerke (2019) – Ferrero S.A., Luxembourg
  • Ashley L. Henson (2020) – PwC, Turin, Italy
  • Madeline M. “Maddie” Neel ­(2020) – GÖRG, Cologne, Germany
  • Nicole H. Song (2020) – Araoz y Rueda, Madrid, Spain

Additionally, the following students will work in public interest law placements (anticipated year of graduation in parenthesis):

  • Zoe N. Ferguson (2020) – War Child, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Andrew K. “Drew” Hedin (2020) – Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Apia, Samoa
  • Hanna C. Karimipour (2020) – No Peace Without Justice, Brussels, Belgium
  • Matthew “Matt” Isihara (2019) – Boat People SOS, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Devon E. Pawloski (2020) – Documentation Centre of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Two students will undertake GEA placements in Washington, D.C., as well (anticipated year of graduation in parenthesis):

  • Casey Callahan (2019) — International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Caroline J. Harvey (2020) – The Antiquities Coalition

Also, during the first 10 days of July, eight School of Law students will gather in Leuven, Belgium, for the Global Governance Summer School, which the Dean Rusk International Law Center again co-presents with the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies. Students will spend several days in classroom sessions at Leuven and then spend two days in Brussels: one to attend a high-level policymaking event and the other on professional development visits at a law firm, a nongovernmental organization and an intergovernmental organization. The group will then proceed to The Hague, Netherlands, for several days of briefings at international courts and tribunals and other cultural excursions.