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.

2014/2015 Law Fellows

AbigailAbigail Avoryie

Abigail is providing legal assistance on PILPG’s Syria and Yemen projects. Prior to joining PILPG, she worked in Chambers at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the East African Law Society in Arusha Tanzania, and the ABA’s Africa Committee. She received a Frederick K. Cox Fellowship to work at PILPG.

 

2013-08-25 04.28.06Kelly Brouse

Kelly is providing legal assistance on PILPG’s Yemen and Syria projects. Prior to joining PILPG, she worked for the Environmental Management and Law Association in Budapest, Hungary and the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

 

SoniaDesaiSonia Desai

Sonia is providing legal assistance on PILPG’s Syria and Yemen projects. Prior to joining PILPG, she worked with the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. She is a recipient of the George Washington University Law School’s Pathways to Practice Fellowship.

 

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.

 

2013-08-25 04.25.57Daniel Fullerton

Daniel is providing legal assistance for PILPG’s Egypt and Yemen projects, which focus on constitutional reform, legislation drafting, and pro-democracy efforts. Prior to joining PILPG, Daniel worked as a Law Clerk to the Office of the General Counsel at the United States International Trade Commission and at the Federal Circuit Bar Association.

 

2013-08-25 04.24.23Diane Furstenau

Diane is providing legal assistance on PILPG’s South Sudan, Kenya, and Kosovo projects. Prior to joining PILPG, she worked with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights and the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice. She received Cornell Law School’s Freeman Award for Civil-Human Rights.

 

 

JasonJason Gelbort

Jason is providing legal assistance on PILPG’s Syria, Libya, and Burma 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.

 

IMG_0932Julie Coleman

Julie is providing legal assistance s a Policy Fellow in PILPG’s Kosovo office. Prior to PILPG, Julie worked as a Summer Law Clerk for the United States Air JAG Corps and a Research Assistant at the Irish Centre for Human Rights. She holds a J.D. and a LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law, a Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law of England and Wales, and an M.A. from the University of St. Andrews.

 

 

A list of past Law Fellows can be found here.

 

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