Kathryn Blair graduated from Stanford Law School in 2011. There she has participated in the International Human Rights Clinic and is a member of the submission’s committee of The Stanford Journal of International Law. She is currently working on a project on the intersection of traditional and colonial legal systems in Southern Africa. While in law school, Kathryn has worked as a research assistant and most recently as a summer associate for Hogen Lovells in Washington, DC. She graduated with High Honors from Stanford University with a BA in History in 2005, after which she completed a master’s degree at Stanford University at the Center for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies and then went on to work for two years as a software bio-mathematician for the biotechnology company Idaho Technology, Inc.
Peter Broderick graduated from Stanford Law School in 2013. He grew up on the Oregon coast and attended the University of Oregon, graduating with degrees in Political Science and French. Before coming to Stanford he fished commercially, worked on organic farms, and counseled at-risk youth, among other things. He’s interested in Environmental Law and Rule of Law issues and involved in StreetLaw and the Stanford Law and Policy Review.
Daniel Cassman graduated from Stanford Law School in 2013, where he is Senior Online Editor of the Stanford Law Review, a member of the Timor-Leste Legal Education Program, and a coach of the undergraduate mock trial team. Danny graduated with distinction from Stanford University, with a degree in political science, a minor in computer science, and honors in international security. His honors thesis analyzed the persistence and recurrence of armed internal conflicts. Danny worked at a policy center in Washington, where he studied bipartisanship in Congress on foreign policy issues and nuclear security in Pakistan. He currently works on a research project that seeks to build interactive online diagrams to trace the evolution of relationships among terrorist organizations. Last summer, he worked on property and public land use issues for the U.S. National Park Service in Yosemite. He hopes to work on international law issues, especially conflict resolution and negotiation.
Loren Crary completed Stanford Law School in 2011, where she served as a member editor of the Stanford Law Review and as articles editor of The Stanford Law & Policy Review. Her academic and professional work has focused on food policy and international development. Loren has completed an internship with the UN World Food Programme in Uganda and most recently was a summer associate with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York City. She is currently on leave of absence from Stanford to pursue international development work back in Uganda. Prior to law school she worked for the US Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division. Loren graduated cum laude with distinction from Amherst College, with majors in Economics and French.
Margaret Hagan graduated from Stanford University in 2013. She is co-president of Stanford Law & Technology Association, and an articles editor of Stanford Technology Law Review. In addition, she is a member of the Colloquium on International Business Practices pro bono project. She graduated from University of Chicago with an AB in Comparative Literature, specializing in Eastern European culture and politics. She received her Master’s in Nationalism Studies from Central European University in Budapest. She is a Marshall Scholar, which funded her PhD in International Politics at Queen’s University Belfast, in Northern Ireland.
Brian Hoffman graduated from Stanford Law School in 2013. He received degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Louisville (UofL). At UofL, Brian served as student-body president and on the University Board of Trustees, representing over 22,000 students. Upon graduation, he ventured to Hong Kong as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, earning a Masters in International Affairs from the University of Hong Kong. During his final year before law school he worked for the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kuala Lumpur as a Fulbright Scholar. This summer, he will work for the Asia Foundation in Timor-Leste. At Stanford, Brian is also involved in the Timor-Leste Legal Education Project, Stanford Law and Technology Association, Stanford Law Association, Pacific Legal Foundation Pro Bono Project, and the Journal of Law, Business & Finance. His interests include the people and places of Southeast Asia, international business, entrepreneurship and technology, scuba diving, and fine Kentucky bourbon.
Anne Johnson graduated from Stanford Law School in 2013. She graduated from the University of Alaska with a B.A. in Journalism and Public Communications. Before law school, Anne spent several years in Washington, D.C. working for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. This summer, she will return to Alaska as a legal intern in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Anchorage, Alaska. Anne is the Business Development Chair of the Stanford Journal of International Law and a member of the Stanford Public Interest Law Association
Kevin Lo graduated from Stanford Law School in 2011. Kevin earned B.A. degrees in Psychology and Legal Studies, as well as a minor in French from UC Berkeley. Last summer, he worked on LGBT refugee issues with the Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration in San Francisco. His 1L summer was spent with the Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20 through the AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer. Kevin has been an editor of the Stanford Journal of International Law, the Stanford Journal for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, as well as the Stanford Law Review. He has done work with the Equality Pro Bono Project and the Tax Aid Pro Bono Project. As a Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellow and Sidley Austin Public Interest Scholar, he is looking forward to starting a career in public interest lawyering, likely focusing on labor law and workers’ rights.
Katie Plichta is a third year JD/MBA candidate at Stanford University. She is Vice President of the China Law & Policy Association and an executive board member for the International Law Society. Also a member of the student notes submissions committee for the Stanford Journal of International Law and the student leader of Stanford’s Colloquium on International Business Practices pro bono project, Katie spent last summer working for the United Nations Development Programme, in its Beijing-based China office. With a B.S. in Business Administration from North Carolina State University, where she graduated summa cum laude, Katie aims to apply her JD/MBA to a career in international development and social entrepreneurship.
Alexandra Shechtel graduated from Stanford Law School in 2013. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with majors in Economics and Public Policy and has spent a summer working for the Center for Democratic Development in Accra, Ghana. This summer, she will be working for the Asia Foundation in Nepal. She is on the board of the Jewish Law Students Association and the Federalist Society and is a member of the Volunteer Attorney Program pro bono project. She is also a research assistant for a book on gender and constitutions in Africa. She hopes to work in international development and rule of law.
Geoffrey Swenson (SLS ’09) was an in-country director for Stanford Law School’s Timor-Leste Legal Education Project, and the Law Program Manager for the Asia Foundation in Timor-Leste. Previously, he was the Foundation’s rule of law specialist in Nepal and a fellow with the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation. Geoff served as a senior associate for Stanford’s Afghanistan Legal Education Project, the president of the National Security and the Law Society, and a submissions editor for the Stanford Journal of International Law. Prior to law school, Geoff was a Junior Fellow with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Democracy and Rule of Law Project and a political party development specialist at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. Geoff also holds a BA from Grinnell College and a master’s degree from Queen’s University Belfast as a George Mitchell Scholar.
Alex Weber graduated from Stanford Law School in 2012. He was an executive board member for the International Law Society and a Lead Article Editor for the Stanford Journal of International Law. Alex was the Brief Editor for Stanford’s Jessup International Moot Court team, semifinalists at the Pacific Super Regional Tournament. He spent the summer working for the Office of the Co-Prosecutor in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia as a part of the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. Alex graduated summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a B.S. in Physics-Engineering and a B.A. in Political Science, concentrating in Poverty Studies. He plans to use his J.D. to pursue a career dedicated to promoting the expansion and protection of fundamental human rights.
Khalial Withen is a 2012 graduate from Stanford Law School and is from rural Virginia. At the University of Virginia (UVa), she graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Politics and Environmental Studies. Studying abroad in South Africa and Mozambique piqued her interest in international sustainability. Between her undergraduate studies at UVa and law school, she spent a year working with water cooperatives in Bolivia with a Fulbright Fellowship. Upon return to the United States, she worked for a local elected official primarily on energy efficiency, land use, and climate change. Last summer she worked in the Environmental Crimes Section at the Department of Justice.
Rufat Yunayev graduated Stanford Law in 2011, where he was co-chair of the National Lawyers Guild chapter, served on the submissions committee of The Stanford Journal of International Law, and participated in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. In his law school summers, Rufat has completed internships with Public Advocates, Inc.-advocating for affordable homes and responsible regional planning in the Bay Area–and the Legal Resources Centre (Cape Town, South Africa)-representing low-income communities in housing, land, and environmental disputes, as well as refugees. Prior to law school, he worked for Sullivan & Cromwell as a legal assistant in the Financial Institutions and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups. Rufat is originally from Baku, Azerbaijan and graduated from New York University in 2006 with a BA in History and Economics.