Law

Toni Akinyemi

Alumna LLM in Law & Development

Izabela Steflja

Professor of Practice, International Development

Rebecca Emel

Rebecca Emel
M.S. Candidate

I am originally from Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Delaware in 2012 with a BA in Sociology with a concentration in Law and Society and BA in Women’s Studies with minors in Political Science and Black American Studies. I was fortunate enough to take part in a short internship in Rondebosch, South Africa where I worked in a human right’s law firm writing legal opinions and offering free legal advice through a local clinic. This experience was extremely transformative and has greatly impacted my areas of interest.

Hilary Nicole Zainab

Doctoral Student
Hilary Nicole Zainab Ervin is a Management Analyst with the HIV/AIDS Bureau at the Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  She currently serves as a Board of Director and Operational Coordinator for the Standby Task Force where she provides crisis informatics and mapping services to organizations such as UNOCHA, MSF, NetHope and others responding to complex humanitarian emergencies.

Ashley Edwards

Alumna, Joint JD/MS, Cosmich, Simmons & Brown, PLLC

Meredith Bambrick

Meredith Bambrick, Tulane Payson Center for International Development LLM in Law & Development
Alumna, LL.M. in Development, Plan International USA

Meredith Clare Bambrick, Esq. is a graduate of Tulane University Law School where she earned a J.D. and certificate in international and comparative law (2013) as well as an LLM in Development (2014), the latter for which she was awarded a full tuition scholarship.

Hugo Wood

Hugo Wood
Alumnus, LLM in Development, Government of Panama

Hugo Wood is a Panamanian lawyer who completed an LLM (Master´s of Law) in Law and Development at Tulane University Law School & the Payson Center as a member of the inaugural cohort in 2013/14. In 2014, he became the Executive Assistant to the newly elected Panamanian Vice President Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado.
 

Laura Ospina

Alumna, M.S.

I was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia where I got my undergraduate degree in Law. After graduating I moved to the Netherlands for a year to pursue an LLM in International Human Rights. In 2009 I returned to Colombia where for the past years  worked as a legal researcher in various national and international research centers, focusing mainly on armed conflict research, reduction of impunity, security sector reform (SSR) and the mitigation on the proliferation of small arms.

Samantha Marrone

Alumna, J.D./M.S., Looper Goodwine

John D Hays

Alumnus, Joint J.D./M.S., ARPC

Hello, my name is John Hays and I am a joint JD/MS (IDEV) 2014 alumnus. I grew up in the Memphis area and studied at Vanderbilt University where I majored in Economics and Spanish. My post-college career took an unusual turn when I made the decision to temporarily move to Argentina and play online poker professionally. Unlike many new graduates with an Economics degree, I was able to directly apply, on a daily basis, Game Theory, Statistics, and Behavioral Economics in my new trade.  What was initially a hobby in college proved to cover my expenses in a post-crisis Argentina.

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