Law Fellows

PILPG’s Law Fellows Program provides an opportunity for early-career lawyers to spend six months to one year working in PILPG’s Washington, DC or overseas offices.  Law Fellows gain experience in the field of public international law by providing pro bono legal services to PILPG’s clients throughout the world.

2013/2014 Law Fellows

BekaBeka Feathers

Beka is providing legal assistance on PILPG’s Kosovo and Yemen projects.  Prior to joining PILPG, she worked for the Centre for Human Rights in South Africa and the National Democratic Institute.  She is a recipient of the Fletcher School’s Alfred P. Rubin Prize in International Law and the American University Washington College of Law J.D. Distinguished Fellowship.

 

DanieleDanielle Fritz

Danielle is providing legal assistance on PILPG’s Libya and Syria projects.  She has worked as a research fellow for Human Rights Watch’s International Justice Program, the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Refugee Law Project in Uganda.  She received the Case Western-Planethood Foundation Fellowship to work with PILPG.

 

JasonJason Gelbort

Jason is providing legal assistance on PILPG’s Syria, Libya, and Kosovo projects.  PILPG has deployed him overseas to Turkey and Burma.  Previously, he worked with the Department of Justice and the Sierra Leone Law Reform Commission.  He received the American Society of International Law Helton Fellowship as well as funding from Harvard Law School’s Public Service Venture Fund.

 

BrittanyBrittany Hilbert

Brittany is providing legal assistance on PILPG’s Burma, Syria, and Water Security projects.  Prior to joining PILPG, she served as a Law Clerk with the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.  She is a recipient of the Pittman B. Potter Award for Scholarship in International Law and Organizations and the Washington College of Law’s J.D. Distinguished Fellowship.

 

BrittanyEmily Hutchinson

Emily is providing legal assistance on PILPG’s Libya project.  Prior to joining PILPG, Emily clerked at the Constitutional Court of Kosovo.  She has also served as a Regional Coordinator for Vital Voices Global Partnership’s Middle East and North Africa projects.  She received the University of Minnesota Law School’s Bridge Fellowship Program.

 

JoshJosh Kuyers

Josh is providing legal assistance on PILPG’s Bosnia and Egypt projects.  Prior to joining PILPG, he worked with the Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser, the Department of Defense Office of General Counsel, and the Department of the Navy, Office of the General Counsel. He received Washington College of Law’s J.D. Distinguished Fellowship.

 

RoushaniRoushani Mansoor

Roushani is providing legal assistance on domestic war crimes tribunals for PILPG.  Previously, she was a Fulbright-Clinton Fellow working in Dhaka, Bangladesh as a Special Legal Assistant for the Ministry of Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

 

RoushaniClarissa Pintado

Clarissa is providing legal assistance on PILPG’s Syria and Water Security projects.  She has previously worked with the Immigrant Advocacy Program for the Legal Aid Justice Center and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.  She is the recipient of the 2013 Brady Tyson Award for Excellence in Human Rights Work.

 

 

2012/2013 Law Fellows

Caitlin BehlesPILPG Law Fellow
Ms. Behles is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and the University of California, Berkeley.  She has previously worked with Amnesty International and the International Criminal Tribunal for Cambodia.  Ms. Behles works on issues of transitional justice for PILPG’s Libya and Syria projects.

Annie Castellani, PILPG Mid-Career Law Fellow
Ms. Castellani is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law.  Previously, she worked as an Associate for Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and at CNN’s New York and United Nations bureaus.  Ms. Castellani works on issues of transitional justice for the Libya project in PILPG’s NY office.

Lisa De GrayPILPG Law Fellow
Ms. De Gray is a graduate of Georgetown University Law School, where she also obtained her Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. She has previously worked with the International Justice Resource Center, the International Womens’ Human Rights Clinic, and the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and US Department of Homeland Security.  Ms. De Gray works on PILPG’s Libya and Syria projects.

Margret Ann Gonzales, PILPG Law Fellow
Ms. Gonzales is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law.  Ms. Gonzales previously worked with International Justice Mission.  Ms. Gonzales works on PILPG’s Libya and Bosnia projects.

Jasper KaikaiPILPG Kosovo Fellow
Mr. Kaikai is a graduate of the Tillburg University in the Netherlands.  He previously worked with the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights.  Mr. Kaikai works in PILPG’s Kosovo office on increasing citizens’ access to justice and supporting reform in the justice sector.

Akshaya Kumar, PILPG Law Fellow
Ms. Kumar is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.  She has previously worked with Microjustice Uganda, Forcier Consulting in South Sudan, and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.  Ms. Kumar works on PILPG’s South Sudan project in Washington, DC.

Stéphanie Lesage, PILPG Mid-Career Law Fellow
Ms. Lesage previously worked for Airbus as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for an Airbus’ subsidiary. Stephanie holds a M.A. in International Public and European Law, as well as an M.A. in International Business Law, from Toulous University. She also holds a B.A. from La Sorbonne University.

Praveen MadhirajuPILPG Mid-Career Law Fellow
Mr. Madhiraju is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law.  He is a Counsel at the Center for American Progress and the Enough Project.  Previously, he worked as an international trade and litigation associate at Arnold & Porter, LLP.  Mr. Madhiraju works on PILPG’s Yemen project.

Max MarguliesPILPG Policy Fellow
Mr. Margulies is a graduate of Columbia University, with a Master of Arts in Political Science.  He previously worked for the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy.  Mr. Margulies works in PILPG’s Washington, DC office providing assistance on PILPG’s various strategic policy planning projects.

Lowry PresslyPILPG Law Fellow
Mr. Pressly previously worked as a legal advisor to the Government of Liberia, as a founding member of the international think-tank and advocacy group Co2Neutral2021, and in the chambers of Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School.  Mr. Pressly works on transitional justice and constitutional issues for PILPG’s Libya and Syria projects.

Lauren RogalPILPG Law Fellow
Ms. Rogal is a graduate of University of Michigan Law School and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.  She has worked with the Rule of Law, Justice and Security Team at the United Nations Development Program.  Ms. Rogal works with PILPG’s Bosnia and Herzegovina project to provide assistance on constitutional development in PILPG’s Washington, DC office.

Sophie Thomashausen, PILPG Mid-Career Law Fellow
Ms. Thomashausen previously worked as a Project Finance Associate at Allen & Overy LLP in London and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sophie is a graduate of Princeton University, Cambridge University, England and the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

Lee Tucker, PILPG Law Fellow
Ms. Tucker is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law.  Ms. Tucker worked previously on international criminal legal issues and terrorism at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and on transitional legal reform in Egypt with the Egyptian-American Rule of Law Association.  Ms. Tucker works on transitional justice and governance for PILPG’s Libya and Syria projects.

J. Trevor UlbrickPILPG Mid-Career Law Fellow
Mr. Ulbrick is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and the University of Chicago, with a Masters in International Relations. He has worked with the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Mr. Ulbrick works on peace negotiations and transitional justice in PILPG’s Washington, DC office.

Sara WaldronPILPG Law Fellow
Ms. Waldron is a graduate of American University, Washington College of Law.  She also holds a Master I in French Public Law and a Master II in Law and Governance with an emphasis in Human Rights from Nanterre University.  She has previously worked with the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, and the U.N. Development Fund for Women in Beijing, China.  Ms. Waldron works on transitional justice and human rights issues for PILPG’s Libya and Syria projects.

Jonathan WorboysPILPG Law Fellow
Mr. Worboys is a graduate of the University of Oxford.  He previously worked at The AIRE Centre.  Mr. Worboys’ works with PILPG’s Burma project and on issues of international criminal law in PILPG’s Washington, DC office.  His work is sponsored by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple’s prestigious Sir Joseph Priestley Scholarship.

2011/2012 Law Fellows

Gabe Armas-Cardona,PILPG Law Fellow
Mr. Armas-Cardona is a graduate of New York University School of Law and received funding from NYU to work with PILPG.  He works on issues of transitional justice and human rights in PILPG’s New York office.

Athena Bochanis, PILPG Law Fellow
Ms. Bochanis is a graduate of New York University School of Law and received funding from NYU to work with PILPG.  She works on issues of transitional justice and reform in PILPG’s New York office.

Sârra-Tilila BounfourPILPG Law Fellow
Ms. Bounfour is a graduate of the Washington College of Law and University of Paris X-Nanterre in France.  She works on the Côte d’Ivoire, Libya, and Tunisia projects in PILPG’s Washington, DC office.

Heather Harms, PILPG Kosovo Fellow
Ms. Harms is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School.  She works on access to justice issues in PILPG’s Prishtina, Kosovo office.

Elly Page, PILPG Law Fellow
Ms. Page is a graduate of Washington College of Law.  She works on transitional governance and rule of law issues in PILPG’s Washington, DC office.  Her work is sponsored by Washington College of Law’s JD Distinguished Fellowship.

Betsy PopkenPILPG Law Firm Fellow
Ms. Popken is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School and the London School of Economics and Political Science.  She works in PILPG’s Washington, DC office with sponsorship from one of PILPG’s law firm partners.

Asa Solway, PILPG Kosovo Fellow
Mr. Solway is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley Law.  He previously worked with the Special Court for Sierra Leone and served as a lawyer in the Government of Sierra Leone.  Mr. Solway works on access to justice issues in PILPG’s Prishtina, Kosovo office.

Tyler Thompson, PILPG Ceasefires Fellow
Mr. Thompson is a graduate of Washington College of Law.  He works on ceasefire issues in PILPG’s Washington, DC office.

2010/2011 Law Fellows

Skye Bougsty-MarshallPILPG Land Reform Fellow
Mr. Bougsty-Marshall is a graduate of Washington College of Law.  He worked on land reform issues for Kenya and on water diplomacy in PILPG’s New York office.

Shannon Fyfe, PILPG Helton Fellow
Ms. Fyfe is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law.  She worked in PILPG’s Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania office.  Her work with PILPG was sponsored by the American Society of International Law’s Arthur C. Helton Fellowship.

Julie Gryce, PILPG Law Firm Fellow
Ms. Gryce is a graduate of Washington College of Law.  She worked in PILPG’s Washington, DC office on PILPG’s Darfur and Kenya projects.  Her work with PILPG was sponsored by one of PILPG’s law firm partners.

Laura Hough, PILPG Law Firm Fellow
Ms. Hough is a graduate of the William and Mary School of Law.  She worked in PILPG’s Washington, DC office with sponsorship from one of PILPG’s law firm partners.

David Mandel-Anthony, PILPG Tolan Fellow
Mr. Mandel-Anthony is a graduate of Fordham Law School.  He worked in PILPG’s Kampala, Uganda office.  His work with PILPG was sponsored by Fordham Law School’s James E. Tolan Fellowship.

Kay Marshall, PILPG Transitional Justice Fellow
Ms. Marshall is a graduate of Washington College of Law.  She worked on issues of transitional justice in PILPG’s Washington, DC office.

Jocelyn Rafferty, PILPG Nepal Fellow
Ms. Rafferty is a graduate of Washington College of Law.  She worked in PILPG’s Kathmandu, Nepal office on issues relating to post-conflict constitution drafting and implementation.

Tara Rucker, PILPG East Africa Fellow
Ms. Rucker is a graduate of Washington College of Law.  She worked in PILPG’s Washington, DC office on issues relating to constitutional implementation in Kenya and protection of human rights in Tanzania.

Todd Williams, PILPG Law Firm Fellow
Mr. Williams is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and the Jackson School of International Studies.  He worked with PILPG’s New York office on PILPG’s Kenya project.

2009/2010 Law Fellows

Peter Chapman, PILPG Helton Fellow
Mr. Chapman is a graduate of Washington College of Law.  He worked in PILPG’s Kampala, Uganda office.  His work with PILPG was sponsored by the American Society of International Law’s Arthur C. Helton Fellowship.

Nicholas Leddy, PILPG Transitional Justice Fellow
Mr. Leddy is a graduate of Washington College of Law.  He worked on issues of transitional justice in PILPG’s Kampala, Uganda office.

Elise Liadis, PILPG Law Firm Fellow
Ms. Liadis is a graduate of Harvard Law School.  She worked in PILPG’s Washington, DC office.  Her work with PILPG was sponsored by Hogan Lovells.

Sonja Schiller, PILPG Law Firm Fellow
Ms. Schiller is a graduate of Washington University School of Law.  She worked with PILPG on war crimes issues.  Her work with PILPG was sponsored by one of PILPG’s law firm partners.

Elizabeth Stuart, PILPG Law Firm Fellow
Ms. Stuart is a graduate of Duke University School of Law.  She worked in PILPG’s Kampala, Uganda office.  Her work with PILPG was sponsored by Clifford Chance.

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