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Seventeen Students Completing Human Rights this Summer with Leitner Center Funding

NEW YORK, NY (July 26, 2011) – Seventeen Fordham Law School students are undertaking internships supported by the Leitner Center around the globe this summer. Students receiving Leitner Center stipends to support their internships are working in a variety of positions working in international human rights law. They are working on a wide range of important global issues in Cambodia, China, Egypt, France, Haiti, Ireland, Nepal, the Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice annually funds student internships in international human rights.  The Center’s Internship Program provides students with $5,000 stipends to work fulltime for a minimum of ten weeks. 

Read more about the students experiences on the Leitner Intern blog, here: http://leitnerinterns.blogspot.com/

Students selected as Leitner Interns for the summer of 2011 are:      




Grace Bagnulo ‘13

Maria Christina Foundation

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Kristin Blomquist ‘12

Legal Resources Centre

Johannesburg, South Africa

Jocelyn Brooks `12

Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, Center for Constitutional Rights

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Erin Bundra ‘12

Women’s Consortium of Nigeria

Lagos,  Nigeria

Jennifer Chiang `13

Advocacy Forum

Kathmandu, Nepal

Bridgette Dunlap ‘12

Legal Aid of Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Rebecca Iwerks ‘13

Catholic Charities Community Services

New York, NY USA

Andrew Laub `13

Beijing Yirenping Center

Beijing, China

David Levy ‘12

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

The Hague, Netherlands

Mary McEvoy ‘12

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

Washington, DC USA

Leila Mokhtarzadeh ‘13

Global Justice Center

New York, NY USA

Jonathan Park ‘13

Resettlement Legal Aid Project

Cairo, Egypt

Sara Petranek `13

Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI)

Dublin, Ireland

Jeffrey Severson `13

Southern Africa Litigation Center

Johannesburg, South Africa

Kelly Starcevich `12


New York, NY USA

Elizabeth Walsh ‘13

International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

New York, NY USA

Paris, France

Alexander Wentworth-Ping ‘13

Catholic Charities Community Services

New York, NY USA


For more information about the 2011 Leitner Summer Interns, please contact Liz Wickeri at wickeri@law.fordham.edu or (646) 312-8237.




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