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Internships

The JSCA Internship Program seeks to strengthen JSCA’s work through the participation of professionals and/or students from the countries of the Americas and –in some cases- from other continents. This allows the Center to maintain and create lasting connections with local institutions and experts.


The Center offers two types of internships:

PROBONO

These internships are directed at students or young professionals who wish to provide support for JSCA projects over a two- to six-month period, acquiring knowledge and experience in areas linked to justice reforms in the region.

The internships are developed at JSCA’s headquarters in Santiago de Chile. Depending on their interests and the Center’s needs, the intern may work with the Training Area, Management and Information Area, Research Area, Press and Communications Area or with our events staff.

What does the pro bono internship offer?

  • The opportunity to acquire knowledge linked to the work that JSCA does and work experience in an international agency.
  • The opportunity to collaborate on ongoing projects and JSCA’s daily work.
  • The tools necessary to carry out the work.
  • The opportunity to remain linked to the Center and to join the networks that JSCA promotes; and
  • A certificate of completion of the internship and letters of recommendation.

 

Pro Bono Internship Requirements

  • The applicant must be an advanced university student or young professional in a career linked to the topics that JSCA addresses (law, administration, communications, international relations, political science).
  • Part- or full-time availability (depending on the agreement reached).
  • If the intern’s first language is not Spanish, he or she must be able to speak and understand Spanish.


Interested parties are invited to submit the following to JSCA:

  • CV and letter of intent (no more than one page) describing the interests that motivate the applicant to apply for an internship. Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Fill out the Application Form

Once the form and other required documentation is received, JSCA will send a response based on the organization’s availability, applicant profile and ongoing projects.

 

SENIOR

The Senior Internship is meant for professionals with extensive experience in justice reform and judicial public policy in the countries of the region and who are working on a specific project linked to JSCA’s areas of work and study. The applicant must have a project that can be completed during his or her time with JSCA.
The institution does not provide funding or remuneration for this type of internship.
Each Senior Intern must procure the resources that he or she will need to conduct work at JSCA.

What does this program offer?

  • Technical support and office space for a maximum of six months.
  • The tools necessary to carry out the work.
  • The opportunity to join other ongoing projects and to participate in JSCA’s daily activities.
  • The opportunity to remain linked to the Center and to join the networks that JSCA promotes.
  • A certificate of completion and letters of recommendation.

Requirements

  • Professionals linked to the area of law and justice system reforms in the region are welcome to apply. This includes attorneys and professionals who participate in the development of public policies, who work in institutions related to justice systems through academia or non-governmental organizations.
  • Part- or full-time availability (depending on the agreement reached).
  • A specific research project.
  • Funding approved for the project.
  • If the intern’s first language is not Spanish, he or she must be able to speak and understand Spanish.

Interested parties must submit the following to JSCA:

  • Application form (please send a letter requesting this material to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • CV
  • Letter of intent of no more than one page in which the applicant describes the objectives and topic of the research and its connection to JSCA’s work.

Application Form

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Former Interns

2016

Juan Ricardo Quintana Sanchez (September 5-October 14) 
Venezuela. Quintana is pursuing a master’s degree in Governance and Human Rights at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He completed a practicum at JSCA as part of the program. He completed an undergraduate degree through the International Trade Program at Universidad Alejandro de Humboldt (UAH) and a certificate program in Leadership and Public Policy from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), Caracas. He also completed a degree in Ibero-American International Relations at Universidad de Salamanca (USAL), Spain. From 2012 to 2014, he served as President of the UAH Student Federation. Since then he has participated actively in organizations such as the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and Amnesty International as part of efforts to defend human rights. This work has allowed him to access scholarships for graduate studies in various schools.

Carmen Garrido Mingo (July 14-August 30)
Spain. Garrido is pursuing a Master’s degree in Governance and Human Rights at 
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and completed an internship at JSCA as part of the master’s degree training. She holds a law degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid with a specialization in Criminal Law from the Center for Legal Studies and Research (CEIJ) in Madrid. In 2014, she completed a professional practicum at Women´s Link Worldwide, promoting the human rights of women and girls. She also participated in the university volunteer project in human rights through Youth to Youth, a program offered by the NGO Helsinki Spain Human Dimension.

Veronica Retamal Gutierrez (July 12-August 30)
Chile. Graduate of the Universidad Central de Chile with a degree in Law. She had also earned a degree in Social Work from Universidad de Concepción and took courses in Mediation and Systemic Family Intervention at Universidad de Valparaíso. She completed an internship at JSCA as part of her training in the Master’s degree in Governance and Human Rights offered by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. As a law student, she won the academic merit scholarship each year because of her outstanding performance, which allowed her to receive an exchange scholarship to complete her degree at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Her thesis was entitled “Analysis of Law 19.970: The DNA Registry and Its Impact on Fundamental Rights.” She has worked at various public agencies linked to the social reinsertion of individuals with convictions. Over the past few years she has participated in the evaluation of former military officials who were charged with committing human rights violations during the dictatorship in Chile.

Thomas Holt (June 2-July 30) 
United States. Holt studied at Harvard Law School and specialized in human rights. He earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Hendrix College, where he received a full Hays Scholarship. He taught English in Xuzhou, China for nearly three years before traveling to Mexico to study Spanish at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He was the President of the Documentary Film Club at Harvard and participated in many intramural sports. He received a scholarship to complete an internship at JSCA in 2016.


Chandler Carney (May 15-July 21)
United States. Student at Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney Law School with a focus on Human Rights and Environmental Law. Carney holds an undergraduate degree in Legal Studies from University of West Florida, where he received a full scholarship for volleyball. In 2014, he completed his professional practicum at the firm Levin Papantonio in Florida.

In 2015, he was selected by the US Department of State to carry out a research project entitled “The Function of the Public Defender in Latin America.” He also participated in and was honored for his performance at the Jessup International Mock Trial Competition and the Robert H. Staton Mock Trial Competition. His university awarded him a scholarship to complete an internship in Latin America in 2016.

Diego Aguilar Vildoso (February 15-May 16)
Chile. Attorney with a degree in the Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Aguilar also completed a Certificate Program in Public Management and Territorial Development at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, FLACSO. In 2009, he was selected by his Law School and Marquette University Law School to conduct a study entitled “The Autonomy of Indigenous Peoples in Chile and the Experience of Milwaukee” in the United States. He was the Vice President of the Law Student Union in 2010. In 2012, he completed a professional practicum at the Judicial Assistance Corporation in La Reina, Santiago de Chile while working as an intern in the Higher Education Division of the Ministry of Education (part of the second cohort of the Practica for Chile Program). In 2013 and 2014 he served as a legal advisor in the Municipality of Lago Verde (Aysén Region, Chile) and then traveled to Canada to take English courses through “International Experience Canada.” During that time, he worked for the 2015 Toronto Pan-American Games.

 


2015

Tania Mohr (August 2-December 18)
Chile. Attorney with a degree in the Legal and Social Sciences from
Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh). Her undergraduate thesis was entitled “Interpretation and Application of Convention 169 of the ILO in Chile, Particularly Regarding the Right to Consultation.” She was selected as a finalist in the “Human Rights Thesis” Competition for 2012 organized by the National Human Rights Institute. She completed a professional practicum at the Specialized Human Rights Office of the Judicial Assistance Corporation in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago in 2013. She is co-author of the article “Susceptibilidad de afectación directa en la consulta previa del Convenio 169. Análisis de normas previstas y de su trato en la jurisprudencia. ¿Una cuestión de Derecho?,” which was published in Revista de Derecho de la UACh in July 2014. She completed a course on human rights and business offered by the Andean Commission of Jurists and served as a teaching assistant for the Chilean Law and Indigenous Peoples course at Universidad Andrés Bello Law School.

 

Carlos Arturo Brito Nava (August 28-December 18)
Mexico. Brito was in his seventh semester at Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua Law School when he held an internship at JSCA. He served as Academic Secretary of the Student Union at the time. He completed various practica in Judicial Branch institutions in Chihuahua including the Supreme Court (Second Criminal Chamber), the Oral Trial Court and the Public Defender’s Office. He was a finalist in the regional phase of the first oral trial and preliminary hearing competition, ABAROLI - CWSOL. He also placed first in the oral trial competition held by the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua Law School.

Claudio Javier Fredes M. (August 3-November 27)
Fredes completed his professional practicum in the Southern Metropolitan Regional Public Defender’s Office Research Unit. When he was an intern at JSCA, he was writing his undergraduate thesis on juvenile reinsertion policies with a focus on restorative and therapeutic justice. He was part of the Content Area of the organizing committee of the V Human Rights Conference hosted by Universidad de Chile. He worked as a volunteer at the NGO El Arte de Vivir, where he coordinated the SMART Chile Prison Project, an international program that generates and studies new alternatives for reinsertion in prisons through breathing and meditation. 

Francisca Vallejo (August 3-November 27)
Chile. Vallejo holds a law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has conducted research on various topics including education, health and alternative dispute resolution.  She was pursuing a master’s degree in Public Policy at the Universidad de Chile School of Economics and Business during her internship at JSCA.

Jorge Orrego Sánchez (August 3-November 27)
Chile. Orrego was in his final year of law school at Universidad Alberto Hurtado when he was an intern at JSCA. He presented at the Inter-University Constitutional Law and Human Rights Conference, addressing topics linked to indigenous communities’ right to consultation and the right of indigenous property in International Law. He was a teaching assistant for a Public International Law Course and completed a research internship focused on responsibility for environmental damage in Chilean and Argentine justice at Universidad de Palermo de Buenos Aires.

Constanza Aliste Requena (August 3-November 27)
Chile. Aliste is an attorney who holds an undergraduate degree in the Legal and Social Sciences with a mention in Regulatory Law, cum laude, from Universidad Alberto Hurtado (2014). She served as a teaching assistant for a course on Economic Law at Universidad Alberto Hurtado in 2010 and 2011 and for a course on Poverty and Development for University of Notre Dame exchange students. In 2011, she published the study "Ley Super 8: ¿cómo se alimentan los niños en los establecimientos educacionales?" in Revista Diké. 
Aliste completed an internship at the State Defense Council in January, February and March of 2013, conducting research on Extra-contractual Responsibility of the Chilean Government in externalized public services. In 2014, she completed a professional practicum at the Foundation for Social and Legal Assistance for Families.

Rucsandra Moisa (August 14-November 10) 
Romania. Moisa holds a master’s degree in International Cooperation and Development from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy. She completed high school in her home town and quickly became a citizen of the world. She completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations and Languages (German and Spanish) at University of Sussex in Brighton, England. In 2012 and 2013 she was an exchange student at Pontificia Universidad de Chile, where she focused on Latin American politics and human rights. She has participated in efforts to call attention to human rights violations and has spoken at regional conferences and discussions in Europe. She is the co-founder of the University of Sussex Romanian Society and was a member of the group Sussex Students for a Free Western Sahara.

Fábio Presoti (September 21-25)
Presoti was a doctoral student in Procedure Law at Universidad Católica de Minas Gerais and was conducting research on oral procedures as an effective means for participation in the process when he completed his internship at JSCA. He holds a master’s degree in Criminal Procedure Law from the same institution and also studied Criminal Sciences at that university. He teaches courses on Subjects of Rights in Criminal Process and Criminal Practice as well as graduate courses on Criminology and Criminal Law and Military Criminal Process. 

Juan Zulic Del Canto (March 31-June 30)
Chile. Zulic was a fifth year law student at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez when he completed his internship at JSCA. He previously worked as an assistant in various branches of Civil, Administrative, Constitutional and Criminal Law. He was a member of the Law School Student Government, serving as Academic Secretary. Zulic worked with the Metropolitan Consumer Affairs Service, addressing various legal cases. He participated in the symposium “Current Problems in the Philosophy of Law” at Universidad de Chile, presenting an article entitled “Punitive Damage as the Limit to the (Mis)Use of Economic Analysis of Law.” He completed one semester as an exchange student at Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and received an academic scholarship from Banco Santander. Zulic also completed a certificate program in European History.

Morayma Arieta Román (January 8-April 17)
Mexico. Arieta holds an undergraduate degree in Criminology from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. She has worked in the areas of public safety and justice in local governments in Mexico. When she completed her internship at JSCA, she was working as a researchers in the Tecnológico de Monterrey Safety and Constitutional Rule of Law Center and pursuing her master’s degree in Public Administration and Public Policy in the School of Government and Public Transformation at the same university.

Rufael Tsegay (January 12-March 6)
Australia. Tsegay was a student at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology pursuing an undergraduate degree in International Studies and a certificate in Spanish language studies when he completed his internship at JSCA. He was a member of the Australia UN Association and participated in youth conferences and educational fora on international politics. He also served as a volunteer in the Spanish Latin American Social Assistance Center (CELAS) in Melbourne, supporting people from Latin America by identifying areas of need for the community and helping people to request services.


María Soledad Mortera De Iruarrizaga (February 2-27)
Chile. Mortera was a fifth year law student at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez when she completed her internship at JSCA. She had served as a teaching assistant in courses on Law and Corporations, Judicial Organization, Constitutional Rights, International Public Law and research and completed an internship at the National Consumer Service. Mortera also worked with an NGO as a researcher, focusing on public freedoms. She received a scholarship for academic excellence in 2013, 2014 and 2015.


 

2014

Bárbara Andrea Cortés Cabrera (September 22-December 19)
Chile. Cortés holds an undergraduate degree in the Legal and Social Sciences with a mention in Regulatory Law from University Alberto Hurtado. She minored in Business Management at the same university. She was pursuing a graduate degree in Economic Law at Universidad del Desarrollo when she was an intern at JSCA. In 2010 and 2011, she was a legal representative in the Antofagasta Municipal Corporation of Social Development. In 2010, she published the articles “Chilean Navy Responsibility for the Hydrographic and Oceanographic System in Chile Due to the Tsunami Alarm” in Revista Diké (Vol. 2, No. 1, 2010) and “Reflections on Criminal Responsibility of Legal Entities in Environmental Law” in Revista Debates Jurídicos y Sociales (No. 3, 2010, Universidad de Concepción). In 2012, she received a scholarship from Fundación Botín to participate in the Program on Leadership, Liberal Arts and Public Service in Democracy`s Extension, which took place at Brown University and in Spain. In March 2013, she attended Universidad ElCato – CITEL (Center for Research and Legal Studies) in Lima, Peru. She also completed an internship in the Chilean Supreme Court’s Office of Research, Analysis and Evaluation.

Francisca Lobos C. (September 22-December 19)
Lobos studied Law at Universidad de Chile (2010) and served as a teaching assistant for courses on Administrative Law and Extra-contractual State Responsibility. She also completed an internship at the NGO Derechos Digitales (2014). She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Alberto Rodríguez Bosshard (September 22-December 19)
Chile/Switzerland. Rodríguez holds a law degree from Pontificia Universidad de Chile with a certificate in economic- commercial law. In 2009, he participated in the project “Development of a Financial Policy for Rural Family Farming” through INDAP. In 2011 and 2012 he worked in the area of civil and criminal litigation and administrative procedure at the legal firm of Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana.

Gabriela Paz Sanzana Pavez (September 22-December 19)
Sanzana was in her final year of law school at Universidad Diego Portales when she completed her internship at JSCA. Her focus was human rights. She had worked as an intern with Amnesty International and Afep and had completed a semester as an exchange student at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Francisca María Rebolledo Lascar (August 11-December 19)
Chile. Robolledo was a law student at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago de Chile when she completed her internship at JSCA. She specialized in international law with a focus on the Middle East and minored in international studies. She also studied at L' institute d'estudes politiques de Paris and completed an International Relations program at Columbia University. As an undergraduate, she participated in two conferences on young Lebanese emigrants in Beirut organized by the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Lebanon.

Gianella Pantanalli Wandersleben (September 4-October 30) 
Chile. Pantanalli holds a law degree from Universidad de Viña del Mar and completed internships with the National Consumer Service in Coyhaique, the Provincial Treasury of Viña del Mar and Hogar de Cristo in Viña del Mar. She was an active member of AIESEC, working on providing training for companies for project financing, creating internships and implementing self-sustaining projects. She also has worked on talent management and human resources.
Analia Benitez Ullo (June 18-September 13)
Argentina. Benitez holds a law degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires and studied Criminal Law as a master’s degree student at Universidad Austral in 2012 and 2013. She was writing her master’s degree thesis on alternative dispute resolution when she held her internship at JSCA. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mercosur Women’s Forum and works in the Buenos Aires City Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Estefania Parra (January 18-August 12)
Parra holds a law degree from Universidad Externado de Colombia, where she focused on Criminal Procedure Law. She was a candidate for the master’s degree in Criminal and Criminal Procedure Law at Universidad Diego Portales when she completed her internship at JSCA, and was writing a thesis on criminal procedure law in Chile and Colombia. Her specific area of interest is alternative solutions to criminal procedure, the principle of opportunity in Colombia and conditional suspension in Chile. She was a member of the Universidad Externado de Colombia Legal Clinic Criminal Chamber, representing criminal cases as a defense attorney and victim representative. As an undergraduate, she completed a professional practicum in the Bogotá Superior Court’s Criminal Chamber and also served as a judicial assistant in the Sixth Criminal Circuit Court. Parra has served as a litigator, working on economic criminal law at a law firm in Colombia and has trained judges, prosecutors and judicial police and administrative officials on criminal procedure in Colombia.

Ashlin Mosby (May 29-August 14)
United States. Mosby holds an undergraduate degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She was a candidate for the JD at the same institution’s School of Law when she was an intern at JSCA. In 2013, she worked as a volunteer for an immigration law firm in Saint Louis and tutored students with learning disabilities.

Tamara Peñalver (July 14-15)
Argentina. Peñalver was an advanced law student at Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School working in the Criminal Analysis and Criminal Prosecution Planning Department of the National Public Prosecutor’s Office when she completed her internship at JSCA. She also worked at INECIP as a staff member and researcher and completed an internship at the Neuquén Judicial Branch Training Academy. Peñalver coordinated academic activities on litigation techniques in adversarial systems and training programs on the implementation of the criminal procedure reform in Argentina. She also participated in various training programs on reform and litigation. She formed part of the team selected to represent her law school at the National University Criminal Litigation Competition in 2013 and served as a teaching assistant in a course on Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure.

Mary Brooks (09/06/2014 - 24/07/2014)
United States. Brooks was a student of Government and Arabic at Harvard University when she completed her internship at JSCA. She served as the Vice President of the university’s International Relations Organization and planned and organized the Model UN program in Boston and China.

Cinthia Barboza Rojas (03/05/2014 - 03/06/2014)
Peru. Barboza was a student of Law and Political Science at Universidad Nacional “Pedro Ruiz Gallo” – Lambayeque when she completed her internship at JSCA. She was a delegate to the South American Business Forum (SABF) and the Red Vanguardia Iberoamericana. She holds a Certificate in Specialization in the International Human Rights System and has participated in various academic activities such as the Lambayeque Region Law Students meeting, which focused on “Human Rights in National and International Contexts: Reflection and Contributions for Their Recognition and Protection.” Barboza also has presented papers at the Peruvian Law Society. She served as President of the Centro de Investigación Gestión y Cultura “Runa Hayñi,” a non-profit human rights defense organization. She also worked as a volunteer with the National Elections Board and with Voluntades – Chiclayo.

Tássia Sodré (19/05/2014 - 31/05/2014)
Brazil. Sodré is an attorney who holds an undergraduate degree in the Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law. She completed pre-professional practica at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in the State of Rio de Janeiro and was an intern with the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project and UNICEF in New York. Sodré has conducted extensive research on topics related to the human rights of refugees and young and child migrants in the international context.

Francisca Cisternas (January 20-March 14)
Chile. Cisternas was working as a Teaching Assistant in the International Public Law course at Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción Law School in Concepción, Chile when she completed her internship at JSCA. As an undergraduate, she participated in two Model UN competitions in Buenos Aires organized by Universidad de Quilmes and in the replicas of the International Criminal Court and General Assembly. Her participation earned her an honorable recognition at her law school. She served on the Board of Directors at the UCSC International Studies Center, and wrote an undergraduate thesis entitled “International Criminal Court vs. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, Democratic Republic of Congo.” The focus was the history of the first case submitted to the International Criminal Court. She is now an attorney with the law firm Vial & Asociados, where she mainly works with the Criminal Procedure Law Area.


2013

Andreína Regina Acevedo Arjona (09/09/2013 - 12/12/2013)
Panama. Acevedo holds an undergraduate degree in English with a focus on Translation from Universidad Latina de Panamá and was in her final year in the Law and Political Science Program at Universidad Católica Santa María la Antigua (USMA) when she completed her internship at JSCA. She participated in various extracurricular activities such as Panama’s Adversarial Criminal Justice System Observatory, an Oral Criminal Litigation Course in Argentina and a University Course on Oral Criminal Litigation in Panama.

Laura Martínez (19/08/2013 - 19/11/2013)
Panama/Chile. Martínez holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Florida State University and was pursuing an MBA at Universidad de Chile when she completed her internship at JSCA. She also completed an internship with UNICEF, working in the World Food Program, and launched her own communications firm.

Sofia Scarabino Valdés (05/08/2013 - 30/11/2013)
Uruguay. Scarabino holds a degree in law from Université Panthéon Assas de Paris. In 2010, she was legal secretary in a law firm. She was preparing for the Inter-American Human Rights Competition at Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago de Chile while completing her internship with JSCA.

Monica Espinosa (15-05-2013 - 02-08-2013)
United States. Espinosa holds an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Sociology from University of Florida and was a JD candidate at Vanderbilt Law School when she completed her internship at JSCA. She was a research assistant on jury decisions in the cases of unjustly convicted individuals at University of Florida in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Matthew Disler (10-06-2013 - 25-07-2013)
United States. Disler was pursuing a degree in Political Science and Social Studies at Harvard University when he completed his internship at JSCA through the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS). He previously conducted research on voting law in the US and counter-insurgency strategies in Great Britain during the final years of the colonial period. He wrote for the Harvard Political Review and participated in various programs at Harvard’s Policy Institute.

Matthew French (28-05-2013 - 29-07-2013) 
United States. French was a third year student in Public Policy, Sociology and Law at New York University Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates when he completed his internship at JSCA and had just finished an internship with Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners in Abu Dhabi. He also completed an internship with an NGO that works on labor rights in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Adam Beckerman (11-04-2013 - 11-07-2013)
United States. Beckerman was a third year student at American University in Washington, D.C. and an exchange student at Universidad Diego Portales when he completed his internship at JSCA. He was studying Political Science and International Relations and planned to continue his studies at law school. He has worked for various government agencies and is interested in international law.
 
Armelle Paquier (09-04-2013 - 12-07-2013)
France. Paquier was a third year student at Universidad Diego Portales and had spent two years at Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas when she completed her internship at JSCA. She participated in various seminars and was studying international law and human rights at Universidad Diego Portales.

Javier Ruiz (18/03/2013 - 25/08/2013) 
Chile. Ruiz holds a degree in the Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad Diego Portales and a master’s degree in Criminal and Criminal Procedure Law from the same institution. He was the General Coordinator of the Inter-School Oral Trial Competition in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He completed his professional practicum for his law degree with the Public Defender’s Office and was awarded a grade of outstanding by the Judicial Assistance Corporation. He was a teaching assistant in Criminal Procedure and Procedure Law at Universidad Diego Portales when he completed his internship at JSCA, and was assisting with a Case Play course at the university as well.

Nicolás Alarcón (14/01/2013 - 12/07/2013)
Peru. Alarcón studied Law with a mention in Humanities at Universidad Católica San Pablo. He received a scholarship from the Alliance Defending Freedom Foundation in the Blackstone Legal Fellowship and Blackstone Fellow Class of 2012. He was the General Coordinator of the Collective for Social Development and Inclusion at his university and worked in Mexico and Peru with organizations focused on the rights of women, children and members of at-risk groups. He has participated in seminars and courses on policy formation and public policy analysis.

Sabrina Kelouili (11/01/2013 - 22/03/2013)
France - Algeria. Kelouili studied for two years in Toulouse, France and then at Maastricht University (Holland), earning a master’s degree in International Law. She was an exchange student at Universidad Diego Portales during her internship at JSCA and worked in various areas such as civil society and prosecution in France. She has a strong interest in human rights and wrote a master’s thesis entitled "The Palestinian Nationality: Differentiations and their implications for individuals."

Leonel González Postigo (07-01-2013 - 28-01-2013)
Argentina. González is an attorney with a focus on Criminal Law with a degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School. He was a coordinator and researcher at the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences (INECIP). He was also a member of the Argentine Procedure Law Association and received a scholarship from the Research Secretariat at his law school. He has participated in seminars and professional training courses and worked at the Federal Criminal Cassation Chamber of the National Judicial Branch of Argentina.


2012

Manuel Arcos Sandoval (10/10/2012 - 20/12/2012) 
Chile. Arcos studied Law at Universidad Diego Portales and is the author of various publications in Chile, Spain and England. He conducted research with Fundación Fernando Fueyo Laneri on electronic contracts, analyzing electronic retail and service contracts for online subscription services, movies, TV and other forms of audiovisual entertainment (2012). He also contributed to the publication of the book Estudios de Derecho Romano en Homenaje al Prof. Dr. D. Francisco Samper” through Schola Serviana Iuris Romana – Roman Law Academy (2007). He completed inter-university courses on Expanding Roman Private Law at Schola Serviana Iuris Romana – Roman Law Academy (2006-2007).

Gissel Palafox Salgado (10/10/2012 - 20/12/2012) 
Mexico. Palafox graduated from Universidad Diego Portales Law School with a master’s degree in Criminal and Criminal Procedure Law. She coordinated the first Student Criminal Law Conference at that institution in 2010 and completed an internship in the Central-North Public Prosecutor’s Office in 2011. She was working at the law firm of Carey y Cia when she was a JSCA intern and was also coordinating the Economic Criminal Law Colloquia at Universidad Diego Portales.

Tamara Rogers Sufán (07/09/2012 - 20/12/2012) 
Chile. Rogers studied law at Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello and spent a semester as an exchange student at Universidad Europea in Madrid, Spain in 2011. She completed a course on Civil Engineering in Biotechnology at Universidad de Chile in 2006 and participated in a course on Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Teamwork at Universidad Andrés Bello in 2009. She coordinated inter-school debates at that university in 2009 and 2010.

Saara Ingström (16/08/2012 - 10/10/2012) 
Finland. Law student at Turku University specializing in civil law. She was an exchange student at Universidad Mayor in Santiago when she completed her internship at JSCA. She participated in the Willem C Vis International Arbitration Moot Court Competition in 2011. She contributed to the law student center newspaper at Turku University in 2010.

Michelle Perez Butlin (01/06 /2012 - 30/08/2012) 
Canada. Law student at Queen’s University and volunteer editor of the Queen’s Law Journal (2011-2012). She holds a master’s degree in French Literature (2011) and an undergraduate degree in French Language and Literature (2010).

Grace A. Paras (11/06/2012 - 06/08/2012)
United States. Paras was a student at New York University focusing on Latin American and Spanish literature, politics and culture when she completed her internship at JSCA. She had studied for one semester in Madrid, Spain in 2011 and worked at the NYU Writing Center in addition to participating in volunteer organizations in New York City. She has completed various internships with political campaigns in the US and also interned in a family law office.
David Wilkins (28/06/2012 - 27/07/2012) 
United States. Wilkins was a law student at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He completed his undergraduate studies in the same institution in 2011, focusing on English Literature and minoring in Spanish and Government. He studied in Seville for a semester in 2010 and completed internships at the CAIR Coalition, a Washington group that assists immigrant detainees (2012) and with the City of New York (2009).

Franklin Lee (28/06/2012 - 19/07/2012) 
United States. Lee was the editor of the Harvard Law Review for the Harvard College Law Society and completed an internship on environmental policy with the state house. He also served on the technology sub-committee for the Citizenship Tutoring team, which helps Harvard employees pass the US citizenship test.

Hannah Bryant (April-July 2012) 
United States. Bryant was a third year International Relations student focusing on International Development at American University when she completed her internship at JSCA. She was also an exchange student at Universidad Diego Portales. While at American, she completed an internship in the research program on the health of migrant women.

Megan Cutter (April-July 2012)

United States. Cutter was an exchange student at Universidad Diego Portales during her third year in the International Relations and Latin American Studies Program at American University. She completed an internship with Comprehensive Family Development in Chiapas, Mexico (May-July 2011) and with Servenext.org in Washington D.C. (January-April 2011).

Inès Merle des Isles (03/01/2012 - 29/06/2012) 
France. Merle des Isles was a student of French and Spanish Law who was completing her master’s degree with a focus on International Law and European Law at Université Paris X when she joined JSCA as an intern. She had previously studied in Seville for one year (2009-2010), was a secretary in a law firm (August 2009) and an intern in a law firm specializing in business law (June 2006).

 

Camila Gual (01/03/2012 - 31/05/2012)
Chile. Gual studied International Studies at Universidad de Santiago de Chile and completed an exchange program at Universidad de Granada, Erasmus Mundus (2010/2011). She was the coordinator of Social Development for the NGO AIESEC (2011).

Eduardo Alcaíno Arellano (02/01/2012 - 30/04/2012)
Chile. Alcaíno studied Legal and Social Sciences at Universidad Diego Portales and pursued a master’s degree in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law at the same institution. He was a teaching and research assistant in that department and for the “Case Play” course. He has conducted research on criminal prosecution in the Chilean criminal justice system, focusing on policy work. He worked on various research projects for the Research Area at JSCA.

Samuel Erices Rodríguez (02/11/2011 - 12/01/2012) 
Chile. Erices was a law student at Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia and was writing a thesis on protective measures and family violence when he was an intern at JSCA. He was a member of the legal team of the NGO Un Techo para Chile in Valdivia in 2009 and 2010. He has participated in various seminars, including events focused on Oral Procedures and Evidence in Civil Procedure, Rationality of Criminal Laws and the Principle of Proportionality and Criminal Responsibility in Complex Organizations. He was the legal representative of the National Women’s Service Reparation and Justice Program during the first half of 2011.

Tamara Castro (17/10/2011 - 12/01/2012) 
Chile. Castro was in her fifth year at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Law School and was minoring in Political science, taking courses on Public Policy, Institutional Analysis and International Relations. She also has completed coursework for a master’s degree in Human Rights, International Legal Dispute Resolution and Probity and Transparency in Chilean Administrative Law.

Jeanne Miquel (29/10/2011 - 11/01/2012) 
Chile. Miquel was in her fifth year at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Law School when she completed her internship at JSCA. She has participated in various public speaking courses and was a member of Amnesty International. She also has participated in various seminars including Analysis of the Legal Profession and was active in the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez Legal Clinic in Viña del Mar.


2011

Leopoldo Ramírez Alarcón (06/06/2011 - 30/12/2011) 
Chile. Ramírez received a Law degree from Universidad Santo Tomás in Santiago de Chile, where he was the President of the Student Federation, President of the Law Student Association and Captain of the Debate Team. He received the Law School Degree for most noteworthy student in his class. His undergraduate thesis focused on the right to citizen participation through the popular law initiative. He also completed a course in Trade Policy at the Institute for International Studies at Universidad de Chile and earned the title of Superior Level Legal Assistant at the Chilean Professional Institute.

Magda Obregon (06/11/2011 - 09/12/2011) 
Nicaragua. Obregon was completing her master’s degree in Social Ethics and Human Development at Universidad Alberto Hurtado when she held an internship at JSCA. She also earned an undergraduate degree in Diplomacy and International Relations and had experience in the administrative area of embassies and development of social projects through Nicaraguan NGOs. She focused mainly on organizing events, developing social projects and consular affairs.

Ana Rutz (17/10/2011 - 09/12/2011)
El Salvador. Rutz was pursuing a master’s degree in Social Ethics and Human Development at Universidad Alberto Hurtado when she completed her internship at JSCA. Her profession is Diplomacy and International Relations. She has worked in administration, specifically in embassies and NGOs. She is interested in Human Rights and Human Development.

Daniel Cappelletti (05/09/2011 - 02/12/2011) 
United States. Cappelletti was a student at American University in Washington, D.C. when he completed his internship at JSCA. He focused on Law and Society and minored in International Relations. Cappelletti was a participant in the American University study abroad program and took classes at Universidad Diego Portales. He also interned at the American Society of International Law in Washington, D.C. His main interests are International Relations and Human Rights.

Nathan Thompson (05/09/2011 - 02/12/2011) 
United States. Thompson studied Latin American Studies and Spanish at American University and minored in Education and English Teaching. He worked for the Office of Regional Comparative Studies, a division of American University’s International Service School, for two years. His academic interests include literacy and its benefits for the development of human and social capital in marginalized communities. He was an exchange student at Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago de Chile during the second semester of 2011.


Natalia Alcaíno (06/06/2011 - 29/10/2011)
Chile. Alcaíno studied Law at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. She is a cyberactivist for Amnesty International Chile. In 2010, she served as a teaching assistant for Civil Law I and Civil Procedure II at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Law School. She has participated in seminars related to Constitutional Theory and Private Roman Law.

Chris Lehman (29/04/2011 - 05/08/2011)

United States. Lehman studied Social Sciences, Economics and Spanish at Harvard University. He studied in Chile through the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Summer Intern Program. He was the delegate in chief for Harvard’s Model UN team and Chief of Production for The Harvard Crimson.

George Davis (29/04/2011 - 05/08/2011)
United States. Davis studied Law at New York University and an undergraduate degree in Economics from University of California- Santa Cruz. He also completed an internship with the Judiciary Committee of the US Senate.

Aaron Kratzat (29/04/2011 - 30/07/2011) 
United States. Kratzat studied Law at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and completed an undergraduate degree in Political Science at University of Richmond. He is interested in immigration and foreign trade.

Michele Eken ( 29/04/2011 - 30/07/2011)
Cameroon. Eken speaks French, English and Spanish and studied Law at Georgetown Law Center. His interests include international human rights, and he worked on a study on immigrant rights in the US.

Marcela Zuñiga Reyes (01/04/2011 - 01/07/2011)
Chile. Zuñiga is an attorney with an undergraduate degree in the Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad Austral de Chile. She has worked as a Human Rights Attorney for the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is interested in international human rights law and has conducted analyses and research on cases before the inter-American system. Zuñiga also participated in reports on supervision of sentence enforcement and friendly agreements.

Emily Heltzel (21/03/2011 - 08/07/2011)
United States. Heltzel was an exchange student at Universidad Diego Portales. Her majors were Justice with a focus on Criminology, and she minored in Spanish and Psychology at American University in Washington, D.C. She has researched the Triple Border and its connection to the black market and financing terrorism.

Eva Facundo (21/03/2011 - 08/07/2011)
United States. Facundo studied Political Science with a focus on US Government at American University. She studied in Chile as an exchange student at Universidad Diego Portales. She interned in the US Congress in the area of international relations and immigration law reform. She also has researched the topic of women in international politics.

 


2010

Rodrigo Velázquez Rosales (16/08/2010 - 16/12/2010) 
Velázquez holds an undergraduate degree in the Legal Sciences from Universidad de los Andes. He completed internships with the Central American Bank in Nicaragua and the Judicial Branch of Nicaragua. In 2008 he was selected as delegate for his cohort and served as the Secretary of the Delegates’ Council. He received an outstanding grade on his professional practicum with the Puente Alto Judicial Assistance Corporation.

Kara Sparling (05/10/2010 - 30/11/2010)
United States. Sparling holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Regional and Language Studies with a certificate in Spanish Translation (May 2011) from American University. She completed an internship with the Center for Democracy in the Americas and worked as a theater technician, both in Washington, DC.

Susan Stine (05/10/2010 - 30/11/2010)
United States. Stine was a junior at American University in Washington D.C. when she completed her internship at JSCA. She focuses on International Relations with a focus on Development in Latin America and minored in the Science of Education. Stine was an exchange student at Universidad Diego Portales.

Megan Patterson (05/10/2010 - 30/11/2010)
United States. Patterson was studying International Relations at American University when she completed her internship at JSCA. She was an exchange student at Universidad Diego Portales. She has worked with the Permanent Action for Peace organization in Washington and researched the 2009 coup in Honduras, including the role of the United States in military assistance, economic interests and human rights abuses. She spent two weeks in Guatemala in 2009 in order to learn about the Civil War, which lasted from 1960 to 1996. She also has researched the impact of drugs on Nicaragua, specifically Nicaraguan women, as part of her work at American University.

Ignacio Andrés Alarcón Fallau (16/08/2010 - 28/09/2010) 
Chile. Alarcón is an attorney with a degree from Universidad Jesuita Alberto Hurtado and is a member of the Chilean Bar Association. His professional experience is mainly focused on legal research. He has participated in projects for public and private agencies on Regulatory, Economic and Civil Law. Alarcón also was a volunteer with the National Commission on Political Repression and Torture (Valech Commission) and completed internships at Loyola University School of Law (Chicago, IL) and University of the Western Cape (Cape Town, South America).

Mary Roberts (10/05/2010 - 15/07/2010)
Canada. Roberts was a student of Law and International Relations at University of Toronto when she completed her internship at JSCA. She planned to graduate in 2012 with a J.D. and master’s degree in International Relations. She completed her undergraduate work at McGill University, focusing on International Development and History. She also studied at Sciences Po Paris in France and at Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. She completed internships at ACNUR in Geneva and AMPYME (a small business organization) in Panama City.

Jessica Horwitz (17/05/2010 - 15/07/2010)
Canada. Horwitz was a Law student at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada when she completed her internship at JSCA. Prior to starting law school, she worked in Washington, D.C. as Program Coordinator for the Americas at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she conducted policy research on a wide range of topics related to the Western Hemisphere with a focus on Canadian affairs. She also wrote various publications for the Program. In 2008 and 2009, she was Chief of Staff for Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), a not-for-profit organization in which she oversaw personnel and operations for YPFP offices in Washington, New York, London and Brussels. She graduated from University of Toronto in 2007 with a degree in International Relations and a focus on Economics and Political Science.


Ryan Lax (17/05/2010 - 15/07/2010)

Canada. Lax studied Law and Political Science at University of Toronto, pursuing a J.D. and a master’s degree in International Relations. He earned an undergraduate degree in International Politics at Georgetown University and studied in Senegal.

Joshua Rivera (24/05/2010 - 02/07/2010)
United States. Rivera studied Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He earned an undergraduate degree in Commercial Engineering and Philosophy from University of North Carolina in 2009. He also studied Commercial Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago de Chile. Prior to joining JSCA, Joshua was an intern with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and Wachovia Securities, LLC in North Carolina.

Ricardo Lillo (22/08/2009 - 31/03/2010)
Chile. Lillo is an attorney who holds an undergraduate degree in the Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad Diego Portales where he was a teaching assistant for the “Case Play” and “Writing Workshop” courses. He completed an internship at the Office of the Special Rapporteur of Freedom of Expression of the OAS in Washington, D.C.  In 2009, he completed his professional practicum at the Specialized Human Rights Office at the Judicial Assistance Corporation. In July 2010 he participated in the
 “Université d’été du Droit Continental” organized by the Fondation Pour le Droit Continenta in Sorbonne, Paris. In 2011 he completed an International Certificate Program on Social Rights, Public Policy and Global Humanitarian Management at the Henry Dunant Foundation.


2009

Andrea Gimena Calot (04/05/2009 - 05/09/2009)
Argentina. Calot studied for a degree in Technical Analysis in the field of International Relations at Universidad de Congreso, Mendoza, Argentina. She participated in the III and IV International Relations Conference run by the Institute for International Relations at Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP). She worked for the Mendoza Providence Judicial Branch and the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Las Heras-Lavalle, Mendoza as an Assistant to the Judicial Police. She held draft and edit the “Legislative Directory of the Mendoza Province Legislature” for 2008 and 2009 and was selected for the Legislative Internship Program held at the Mendoza Province Senate in 2008.

Afife Sánchez Tabar (23/02/2009 - 22/08/2009)
Dominican Republic. Sánchez holds a law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) and a master’s degree in Computer Science and Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She also completed a Certificate on New Technology Law from the same university as well as certificates on Alternative Dispute Resolution. She has attended mediation workshops with the support of Fundación Libra (2005) and completed basic mediation workshops at Hofstra University, Long Island, USA (2006). She has worked with the Supreme Court Technical Directorate General as an assistant attorney and for the Dominican State Electric Company Corporation, National Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Court Modernization Program.  

Alejandro Bustamante (20/04/2009 - 22/08/2009) 
Chile. Bustamante holds an undergraduate degree in the Legal and Social Sciences from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School. He graduated in 2006 and passed his practicum in Civil and Labor Law at the Judicial Assistance Corporation in 2008.

Ricardo Valenzuela Yáñez (20/04/2009 - 22/08/2009)
Chile. Valenzuela graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School. He specializes in defense policy. He has attended seminars throughout Latin America and wrote a thesis on “Unconventional Threats in Latin America: Terrorism, Drug Trade and Criminal Organizations.” He has worked in various law firms since 2006, specializing in labor and family law. 

Jaana Braz (25/05/2009 - 14/08/2009)
Brazil. Braz is an attorney with a law degree from Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais. She was pursuing a master’s degree in Public Law with a focus on Constitutional Law at Pontifi­cia Universidad Católica de Chile when she completed her internship at JSCA, where she supported the work conducted on the Report on Justice in the Americas for 2008-2009. In Brazil, she assisted in the publication of law books and drafting of rulings in courts and the Court of Appeal. She conducted research in Brazil and the United States on constitutionality for one year. She speaks English, French and Spanish.

Daniela Garretón (25/05/2009 - 14/08/2009)
United States. Garretón is an attorney specializing in International Law who graduated from Georgetown University. She was a Global Law Scholar and received a Clifford Chance Fellowship and the Global Law Scholars Fellowship. She also earned a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Georgetown. Garretón graduated from University of California-San Diego with a B.S. in Economics in 2000 and a master’s degree in International Relations in 2006. She worked on the Index of Online Access to Judicial Information during her internship at JSCA.

Jessica Steele (18/05/2009 - 08/07/2009)

United States. Steel studied law at University of Florida Law School and also pursued certification in international and comparative law and pro bono work. In 2008 she worked at the Inter-American Human Rights Institute in Costa Rica due to her interest in the field of human rights in Latin America. She earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology with minors in Business and Spanish at University of Florida.

Jessica Pons (16/01/2009 - 06/04/2009)
Mexico. Pons graduated with honors from Universidad Iberoamericana- León (Mexico) in 2006. She completed a professional practice in civil law at Fundación Casa Cuna where she focused on child abuse and adoption (2004-2005). She helped coordinate the Universidad Iberoamericana Law Conference (2000-2005). Pons also holds a master’s degree in Criminology and the Forensic Sciences from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and a graduate degree in Criminology, Analysis of Information and Advanced Techniques in the Forensic Sciences from the same institution.
Mexicana. She participated in the Seminar on Civil and Military Intelligence offered by the Barcelona Association of Certificate and Professional Programs in Criminology and Investigation (2007). She is a member of the Handwriting Analysis Experts Association of Spain.

Luis Fuentes Fáundez (08/12/2008 - 05/03/2009)
Chile. Fuentes holds an undergraduate degree in the Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad Diego Portales. He completed a professional practicum in family law at the Cerrillos Judicial Assistance Corporation. He was a trainer and coach for the V Inter-School Oral Trial Tournament for Universidad Diego Portales. He completed the master’s degree program in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the same institution.

 


2008

Pierre Gilles Bélanger (13/01/2008 - 19/12/2008)
Canada. Gilles is an attorney who completed a master’s degree in Philosophy of Law at University of Ottawa. He served as the Coordinator of the Group of Experts on Mutual Legal Aid and Extradition for REMJA-OAS for eight years as a representative of Canada’s Federal Justice Department. He has worked in the Justice Department as a legal education coordinator for judges in Haiti and simultaneously as Director of the Course on Law and Public Administration for the Canadian Administration Center. Gilles served as legal counsel for the Information Law and Privacy Section and Criminal Legal Policy Section. He has offered lectures and published various articles on the inter-American legal system. His fields of expertise include civil liberties and criminal law, information law and new technologies. He was a professor and published several articles on the Inter-American Law Society. He is particularly interested in access to law. He completed a Senior Internship at JSCA as a representative of the Canadian Department of Justice.

Melissa Price (25/08/2008 - 05/12/2008)
United States. Price was in her third year in Law School at University of California-Berkeley when she completed her internship at JSCA. She had just completed a three-month practicum with the law firm of O´Melveny & Myers in San Francisco, California, where she worked on commercial cases. She graduated with a degree in International Relations from American University in 2004 and completed a study abroad program at Universidad Diego Portales, Chile. She late worked for a year as an Event Coordinator at the Fulbright Commission in Chile. Prior to beginning law school, she was a legal assistant at the International Center for the Protection of Immigrants’ Rights in Los Angeles, California, where she processed visa applications and prepared cases for trial before the immigration court and court of appeal.

Germán Guillén López (19/06/2008 - 01/08/2008)
Guillén holds a doctorate in Law from Universidad de Salamanca, a master’s degree in the Criminal Sciences with a specialization in Criminology from the National Criminal Sciences Institute and an undergraduate degree in Law from Universidad de Sonora. He was authorized by the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico to be named an agent of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Federation and completed certificate programs in Mediation in the context of Public Safety (Universidad de Sonora) and Constitutional Control (Universidad Iberoamericana). Guillén also has attended courses in Mexico and abroad on topics linked to Criminal Law, Criminology and Public Safety. He is a full time professor and researcher at Universidad de Sonora, a member of the National Researchers System (Mexico), is a registered instructor at the National Public Safety Academy, and a member of various academic and editorial committees. He has taught at several Mexican universities including Universidad Panamericana, Universidad del Valle de México, Universidad de Estudios de Posgrado en Derecho and Universidad de Tijuana y Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior [CETYS]. He also has taught at institutes such as the Instituto Superior de Seguridad Pública del Estado [Sonora], Instituto de Estudios Judiciales del H. Tribunal Superior de Justicia del Estado de Baja California, Instituto Estatal de Ciencias Penales [Guanajuato], and the Instituto de Estudios Judiciales del Tribunal Superior de Justicia del Distrito Federal). His published articles include “Tráfico de drogas. Fórmula de su criminalidad y su condición en la comisión del hecho delictivo,” “La circulación y entrega vigilada en el ordenamiento jurí­dico español,” “Drogas: aspectos controvertidos de su prohibición,” “Consideraciones político-criminológicas en el ámbito de la delincuencia organizada. Un reto legislativo,” “Concepto de Ciencia de Derecho Penal,” and “Aproximación criminológica a la delincuencia organizada que trafica con drogas.

Raúl Guillén López (11/04/2008 - 01/08/2008)
Mexico. Guillén holds a law degree from Universidad de Sonora (1995); a master’s degree and doctorate of Law from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (2004); and studied at the master’s level at the National Institute for the Criminal Sciences. He is a member of the National Research System of Mexico and was the leader of the academic team that studied “Current Challenges in the Legal and Social Sciences” (PROMEP). His publications include Las garantí­as Individuales en la Etapa de Averiguación Previa (2003), second edition 2007; Procedimientos Penales Especiales (chapter on the popular jury) 2006; La Justicia Penal en México -un estudio de caso (co-author) 2008. He has presented lectures and published articles on criminal justice and constitutional law. Guillén has held various positions in the Sonora State Prosecutor’s Office and the Federal Public Defender’s Office. He is currently a professor and researcher at Universidad de Sonora.

Amanda Wiss (02/06/2008 - 01/08/2008)
United States. Wiss earned a law degree from Brooklyn Law School and a master’s degree in Spanish from Middlebury College. She attended Barnard College at Columbia University, graduating with a degree in Psychology in 2006. She completed two international programs, one at Galway, Ireland and one at Cambridge, England. She assisted with a project on pretrial detention during her internship at JSCA.

Kelechi Achoonu (26/05/2008 - 31/07/2008)
United States. Achoonu was a law student at Georgetown University when she completed her internship at JSCA. She had earned a B.S. in Psychology from Princeton University and worked for the Commission for Social Justice in Peru prior at starting law school.

Dana Brimmer (16/06/2008 - 31/07/2008)
United States. Brimmer was in her third year at Harvard University when she completed her internship at JSCA. She was studying Biology of Organisms and Evolution and planned to attend law school after graduation. She had worked in the Municipal Court of Spokane in Washington State (US) and on issues of advocacy for crime victims and witnesses.

Rosa María Reynoso Robiou (14/01/2008 - 10/07/2008)
Dominican Republic. Reynoso is an attorney who holds a master’s degree in International Business (DESS-AI) from Université Aix-en-Provence, Marseilles, France, in coordination with Universidad APEC, Dominican Republic. She worked as a student attorney in the Supreme Courte General Technical Directorate’s Legal Unit and in institutions such as Fundación Institucionalidad y Justicia, FINJUS (2004-2005), the Dominican Center for Export and Investment (2003-2004), the Dominican State Electricity Company Corporation (2001-2003), the Project to Strengthen the Judicial Branch sponsored by the Spanish International Cooperation Agency (AECI) (2000-2001). Reynoso also served as the Undersecretary of Information for the Latin American Council for Students of International and Comparative Law (COLADIC) (2004-2007) and as a member of the Board of the Dominican Chapter of COLADIC.

Laura Willett (01/04/2008 - 13/06/2008)
United States. Willet was a second year student at American University in Washington, D.C. when she completed her internship at JSCA. She studied Spanish, Literature and Latin American Development at Universidad Diego Portales through an exchange program. Her areas of interest are International Relations, Latin American Culture and International Law and Business. 

Kim Polacek (01/04/2008 - 13/06/2008)
United States. Polacek was a second year student in International Relations at American University, Washington D.C. when she completed her internship at JSCA. Her areas of interest are Latin America and International Development. She completed an exchange program at Universidad Diego Portales.

 


2007

Manuella Junter (26/09/2007 - 30/11/2007)
France. Junter studied International Public Law at Université Pantheon-Assas de Paris in France and pursued a certificate from the Institute for Advanced Studies on Latin America. She had studied for one year at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and completed an exchange program at Universidad de Chile.

Amy Alter (09/07/2007 - 03/08/2007)
Canada. Alter was pursuing a double certificate in Comparative Law from Cambridge University in England and Université de Paris II- Assas (France) when she completed her internship at JSCA. She had previously studied International Trade at McGill University in Canada. In 2015 she worked at Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg and she had previously worked as marketing Coordinator for Fundación Chol Chol in Temuco, Chile. She planned to pursue an LL.M. at Columbia University.

Janice Chen (11/06/2007 - 31/07/2007)
United States. Chen was a student at Georgetown University Law Center and the Fletcher School at Tufts University when she completed her internship at JSCA. She graduated from University of California at Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in Political Science in 2003. In 2006 she completed an internship at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, D.C.

Natasha Trifun (09/07/2007 - 31/07/2007)
United States. Trifun was a law student at American University in Washington, D.C. when she completed her internship at JSCA. She had previously worked for two years at a law firm specializing in CIADI International Arbitration. She earned an undergraduate degree in Comparative Government Studies and Spanish language Literature in 2004. She completed an internship with an intellectual property attorney in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2003.

Alfonso J. Maraver (11/06/2007 - 27/07/2007)
Venezuela. Maraver was pursuing a law degree at University of Florida when he completed his internship at JSCA. He had earned an undergraduate degree in Classical Literature and Philosophy from Middlebury College and completed internships at IBM Latin America in the Public Relations Department in Miami. He also organized a public relations event for Latin American journalists and IBM executives at the IBM Austin Research Center. Maraver also interned at the Edelman PR firm in Miami. 

Sandra Analia Banfi Vique (10/10/2006 - 19/04/2007)

Uruguay. Banfi is an attorney with a degree in International Relations from Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay. She also holds a master’s degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from Université de Paris II, Pantheón – Assas, Paris, France. Her work focuses on international criminal justice, the inter-American human rights system, access to public information and civil society. In France she worked on the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights with a delegation from Uruguay to UNESCO. She was also a Uruguayan delegate at the IV International Youth Forum organized by UNESCO. Prior to joining JSCA, she had completed an internship in the Legal Department of the Inter-American Court on Human Rights in Costa Rica, specializing on access to public information in the Americas. 

Mariloy Díaz (12/10/2006 - 23/03/2007)
Dominican Republic. Díaz holds a law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. She gathered data for a comparative study on the implantation of electronic justice in Ibero-America.

Christian Andrés Ramírez Ubilla (03/04/2006 - 31/01/2007)
Chile. Ramírez holds a Commercial Engineering degree from Universidad Finis Terrae and a master’s degree in Marketing from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. He has experience in independent business.

 


2006

Nelly A. Pazó León (24/08/2006 - 29/09/2006)
Chile. Pazó is an attorney and was pursuing a master’s degree in International Law, Investment, Trade and Arbitration through University of Heidelberg (Germany) with the support of Universidad de Chile and the Max Planck Institute when she completed her internship at JSCA. 

Marialucía Peña Silva (03/04/2006 - 29/09/2006)
Silva is a Nicaraguan attorney and notary public who completed a master’s degree in Corporate Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Gustavo Von Bahten (31/07/2006 - 01/09/2006)
Brazil. Von Bahten holds a law degree and was a master’s degree student in International Law, Investment, Trade and Arbitration through University of Heidelberg (Germany) with the support of Universidad de Chile and the Max Planck Institute when he completed his internship at JSCA. 

Jesús M. Suárez (15/05/2006 - 04/08/2006)
United States. Suárez was a Coca-Cola World Fellow when he completed his internship at JSCA. He was a University of Florida law student and holds a degree in Finance and International Trade from Loyola University-Chicago. He has business advising experience.

Jennifer Lim (01/06/2006 - 03/08/2006)

United States. Lim was a first year student at Harvard studying Biology and Science when she completed her internship at JSCA. 

Emily Burnor (19/06/2006 - 03/08/2006)
United States. Burnor was a second year student at Harvard University pursuing a degree in Latin American Politics and Latin American Literature when he completed his internship at JSCA. 

Víctor Tello (24/05/2006 - 07/07/2006)
United States. Tello was a second year student at Georgetown University Law School when he completed his internship at JSCA. He holds an honors degree in Political Science and History from University of Florida. 

Silvia Suckow Ribeiro (10/04/2006 - 07/07/2006)
Suckow was a law student at Universidad Federal Fluminense de Brasil and Master’s degree student in Law and International Solidarity at Nice University in France when she completed her internship at JSCA.

Carolina Villadiego Burbano (03/10/2005 - 30/04/2006)
Colombia. Villadiego is an attorney specializing in public management and administrative institutions who earned her degree from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. She worked as an advisory attorney from October 2001 to September 2005 at the Ombudsman’s Office in Colombia, in the Area on the Rights of Children, Youth and Women in association with UNICEF (2001-2002) and for the International Organization for Migration from 2003 to 2005. She has performed research to determine the situation of youth who have had issues with the law and victims of Colombia’s armed conflict, particularly judicial processes undertaken against children. She also has worked to raise awareness about human rights among judges and other public servants as part of an effort to ensure that they guarantee the rights of children who were victims of armed conflict in judicial and administrative processes. Villadiego completed a technical assistance project for the Commission to Build a Public Policy on Children and Youth, which proposed that members of Congress draft a law on the topic that aligned with international agreements and treaties on the subject.

Rodrigo Jul (02/01/2006 - 30/04/2006)
Chile. Jul holds a degree in Political Science from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has experience with data analysis and performance evaluation systems and has undertaken research on the modern economic system and classical liberal theory. 

Nataly Ponce Chauca (03/10/2005 - 09/04/2006)

Peru. Ponce is an attorney who holds a master’s degree in Latin American Studies. She also has completed graduate studies on justice, crime prevention and citizen security, human rights and strategic and organizational planning. She was selected to complete a paid internship at JSCA in 2005 through a public international competition. In 2006 she received a scholarship through the program International Visitor Leadership: Administration of Justice and the Rule of Law, which was run by the US Department of State. The program included visits to various states in the US so that participants could learn about their governments and justice systems. In Chile she was a member of the team that drafted the Model Law on Witness Protection for Latin America at the I Regional Meeting of the World Prosecutors’ Association in Latin America (2006). She has conducted studies for international and national institutions such as Chile’s Public Prosecutor’s Office and Ministry of Justice (through the Universidad Diego Portales Law School), FLACSO-Chile and the OAS Department of Governance on topics related to criminal procedure reform in the region, international citizen security policy experiences and Chile’s new domestic violence law (2006 and 2007). In addition to her work at JSCA, she conducted research at Universidad de Chile for the Ministry of Justice on the application of security measures based on the criminal procedure reform.
She is the author of the study "Modelos de gestión en el Ministerio Público de Chile para las primeras coordinaciones con las organizaciones policiales," which was published in Revista Sistemas Judiciales No. 11 through JSCA. Her article "Cinco aspectos críticos de las instituciones penitenciarias desde un enfoque de gestión en Chile y Perú," (co-author) was published in Revista Debates Penitenciarios No. 2 of Universidad de Chile. Ponce also has published studies on criminal procedure reform and citizen security in Peru. She worked in the public and private sectors in Peru, serving, among other things, as an advisor in the Ministry of the Interior and member of the committee in the Ombudsman’s Office and with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In 2001 she was a voluntary intern with ACNUR in Colombia. 

Carmen Morales Bórquez (02/01/2006 - 31/03/2006)
Chile. Morales earned an undergraduate degree in Letters and Pedagogy from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and was a fifth year law student at Universidad de Chile when she completed her internship at JSCA. She was the Coordinator of the Debate Academy at Universidad Central and had completed an internship at the Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Washington College of Law, American University, Moot Court Section (Summer 2005). 

Talitha Nabbali (02/01/2006 - 28/02/2006)
Canada. Nabbali was a third year student in an LL.B. program with a focus on International Law at University of Ottawa Law School when she completed her internship at JSCA. She had earned a Computer Science degree with honors from University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario). 

Jonquille Pak (02/01/2006 - 28/02/2006)
Canada. Pak was a third year law student at University of Ottawa when she completed her internship at JSCA. She had earned an undergraduate honors degree in Economics from Queen’s University and a master’s degree in Economics from University of British Columbia.

 


2005

Laysa Daza (26/09/2005 - 29/12/2005)
Bolivia. Daza was a third year student in International Relations at American University when she completed her internship at JSCA. She was interested in Latin America, Development and Economics. She completed an exchange program in Chile at Universidad Diego Portales.

Rachel Nearnberg (20/06/2005 - 01/08/2005)
United States. Nearnberg was in her third year of studies in History and North American Literature at Harvard University when she completed her internship at JSCA.

Kate Buzicky (20/06/2005 - 01/08/2005)
United States. Second year law student at Harvard University. Buzicky had previously earned a master’s degree from Oxford University (Saint John’s College) and a B.A. in Asian Studies from Princeton.

Robin Thurston (06/06/2005 - 01/08/2005)
United States. Robin was a second year law student at Georgetown University when she completed her internship at JSCA. She holds an undergraduate degree in History from Stanford.

Meredith Fensom (01/07/2004 - 30/06/2005)
United States. Fensom has held a Fulbright (2004-2005) and is an attorney with a law degree from University of Florida Law School. She also earned a master’s degree from the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies and a B.A. in Political Science from Furman University. 

Nathalie Marechal (07/03/2005 - 30/05/2005)

United States. Marechal was a student of International Relations in the American University International Service Academy in Washington, D.C. focusing on International Communication and Latin American Studies. She worked as an assistant to the Cultural Attaché of France in the US and completed a practicum in the Inter-American Commission for Drug Abuse Control of the OAS. In 2014, she received the Thomas R. Pickering scholarship from the Department of State and planned to enter the US diplomatic service after completing her master’s degree in International Relations.

Maricruz Barquero Kepfer(01/10/2004 - 31/03/2005)
Barquero holds an undergraduate degree in Law from Universidad de Costa Rica. She graduated in December 2003 and joined the Costa Rica Bar Association in January 2004. She is also a notary public. She began working at the Supreme Court in the Constitutional Chamber with the Honorable Adrián Vargas B. At the same time, she worked as an assistant in Legal Consulting in the San José Public Defense System. She later joined the office of Judge Vargas in the Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica as an assistant. She served in various offices in the Constitutional Chamber beginning in February 2004. 

Natalia Gambaro (04/10/2004 - 31/03/2005)
Argentina. Attorney with law degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires with a focus on International Public Law. Gambaro worked as a researcher with the civil association Unidos por la Justicia and as an advisor on the Comprehensive Judicial Reform Program run by Argentina’s Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.


2004

Sandra Wiens (01/04/2004 - 20/12/2004)
Canada. Wiens graduated from Winnipeg University in 2002 with a dual degree in International Development and Conflict Resolution. She completed an internship at JSCA through the Canadian Foundation of the Americas (FOCAL), working as an assistant on the III Peaceful Dispute Resolution Meeting held in Chile in September 2004.

Beatrix Boonekamp (16/08/2004 - 20/09/2004)
French. Boonekamp studied Political Science at the Institut dí'Etudes Politiques of Lyon in France and European Studies at Université Lumiere-LyonII. She also worked for six months at a Mexican NGO called Moyocai.

Reid John Allred (02/08/2004 - 02/09/2004)
Harvard University Law School student with an undergraduate degree in Economics from Brigham Young University. Reid is from Wyoming (US) and learned Spanish in Venezuela, where he lived for two years (1998-2000). He worked on the International Law Journal at Harvard and served as the treasurer and co-founder of the Law School’s Society for Law and Family Matters.

Theodore Chestnut (02/08/2004 - 02/09/2004)
US. Student of Government, International Relations and Political Philosophy at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Shaina Aber (17/05/2004 - 31/08/2004)

US. While she was an intern at JSCA, Aber was a candidate for the Juris Doctor (2006). She studied at Georgetown University Law Center. While an undergraduate at Macalester College, she helped design curricula for two courses and taught two more in Political History of Latin America. She graduated cum laude with a BA in Latin American Studies and a mention in Sociology. Aber completed an honors thesis on race relations in Cuba now and throughout the nation’s history. She continued to develop her interest in Latin American politics and culture while teaching in Lima, Peru at Universidad Católica Sedes Sapntiae. Her interests include human rights and international criminal justice reform as well as US policy on asylum and immigration.

John N. Gathegi (04/05/2004 - 11/06/2004)
Dr. John N. Gathegi is professor in the School of Information at the University of South Florida. His interests include intellectual property right and emerging information technologies, topics related to the First Amendment and access to legal information for government transparency and justice. He developed a legal computer science program and coordinated a JD/MS program at the Law School. He used to teach information policy at Florida State University and San José State University. Originally from Kenya, Dr. Gathegi moved to the US in 1982, where he earned various graduate degrees, including his M.A. in Political Science and Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and his J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law, also at the University of California at Berkeley. He was a member of the California bar and was admitted to practice in the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. At Boalt Hall he was the editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. After practicing law in California and prior to returning to Florida, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Merritt College in California. He has published various studies and is the co-author of the book Evaluating Web Sites for Legal Compliance: Basics for Web Site Legal Auditing. Dr. Gathegi was a Senior Intern during his Fulbright, and was at JSCA in May and June of 2004. 

Heidi Fishpaw (01/03/2004 - 20/05/2004)
US. Fishpaw was in her final year in the American University International Service School when she was at JSCA. Her academic interests included international development and dispute resolution. 

Siria Yuritzi Oliva Ruiz (06/10/2003 - 30/03/2004)
Mexico. Oliva holds a law degree from Universidad Intercontinental with a specialty in Mercantile Procedure Law. Since 1998, she has worked on cases involving human rights violations that took place mainly in the states of Guerrero and Chiapas through the Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights Defense Area. She has represented the institution nationally and internationally in various UN and OAS spaces. She has offered workshops for at-risk groups and social organizations on human rights defense. She participated in the drafting of the amicus curie of the International Monitoring Group for the Cavallo Case. She is familiar with the inter-American human rights protection system and has attended workshops on economic, social and cultural rights. Oliva also has presented on topics related to respect for human rights, including the XXXI Session of Teaching on Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. 

Kathryn Tucker (01/09/2003 - 30/03/2004)

Canada. Tucker took part in the JSCA internship program as a representative of the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL). She graduated from Queens College, Canada in 2003 with a dual degree in International Development and History. She also studied at Universidad de Habana, Cuba for one semester. 

Luciana Molinari (06/10/2003 - 30/03/2004)
Argentina. Molinari is an attorney with a degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School (2002) with a specialization in Public International Law and Criminal Law. She took part in INECIP working groups on trial by jury, criminal procedure reform and the internationalization of law. She works as a litigator, handling criminal, labor and human rights cases. She also conducts research on constitutional law and the right to information. She has worked with marginalized populations on dejudicialization and alternative dispute resolution. She also pursued her doctorate in Criminal Procedure Law at Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School. Languages: Spanish, English and German.

Meghan Hotchkiss (04/10/2004 - 28/02/2004)

US. Hotchkiss studied International Relations with a focus on economic policy and Hispanic Studies at American University, Washington, D.C. She participated in an exchange program that included studying at Universidad Diego Portales. She has worked for a lobby in Washington that focused on family planning and worked at the office of Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida) as a legislative policy researcher. In London, she participated in the Secondary Academy of the Association of English Speakers, working with a member of Parliament to research economic policy in the EU. 

Carolina Rodríguez Valverde (04/10/2004 - 28/02/2004)
US. Born in Venezuela, Carolina studied International Relations with a focus on policy and development at American University in Washington, D.C. She participated in an exchange program in Chile that included studying at Universidad Diego Portales. 

Céline Imart (08/01/2004 - 30/01/2004)
Imart earned a degree in Public Law from Université Paris-II Panthéon Assas and when she spent time at JSCA she was in her final year in Government Administration at the Policy Studies Institute at Science-Po Paris. She also studied Spanish and Spanish American Literature. Céline came to Chile as part of an exchange program with the Universidad de Chile School of Government during the spring semester of 2003.

 


2003

John Michael Hardin (01/09/2003 - 31/12/2003)
US. Hardin studied International Relations in Santiago during his final year at American University in Washington, D.C. He majored in International Politics with a focus on Latin America and planned to attend law school and focus on International Law. He is a founder and co-director of The Internationalist, an online journal on international relations for undergraduate students at American University. 

Lee Douglas (04/08/2003 - 31/12/2003)
US. Douglas was an exchange student who was earning a degree in Individualized Studies with a concentration in Latin American Studies from New York University (US). He spent one year at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile, where he completed a research project on censorship and the press in Chile between 1973 and 2003. He also took part in the Universidad de Chile International Relations Institute Certificate Program entitled “Regional Integration and Cooperation Processes.”

María Mercedes Barrios (04/08/2003 - 28/11/2003)
María Mercedes Barrios worked on the JSCA Procedures Manual. She graduated from Ozarks University in Arkansas (US) in 2003 with a dual degree in Business Administration and Political Science. She also studied at Georgetown University and is a sworn translator. She came to Chile to obtain professional experience and plans to work in organizational consulting. She was very pleased with her experience at JSCA based on the professional experience gained and felt very welcome.

Caytlin Lockwood (01/06/2003 - 02/08/2003)
United States. Ms. Lockwood worked in the Research Area on civil society organizations. She studied political science and literature.

Axelle Dewas (01/07/2003 - 02/08/2003)
France. Undergraduate degree in Marketing.

Gino Peter Pitamber Persaud, LL.B, L.E.C., LL.B, L.E.C. (01/08/2002 - 01/02/2003)
Attorney certified to practice anywhere in the Caribbean Commonwealth. He graduated from the Jesuit University of Guyana (1999) and Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago (Legal Education Certificate, 2001). He has worked for the Public Prosecutor’s Office and Ministry of Legal Affairs of Guyana as State Counsel since 2001. His duties include representing the State, all ministries and all government agency in civil litigation, preparing advising services and legal opinions for the Public Prosecutor’s Office, and drafting legal documents and petitions. He is also a member of the Criminal Justice Review Committee and National Archive Advisory Committee in Guyana. He has attended international conference in Brazil on behalf of Guana University in the Model of the Americas/UN, University of Brasilia in 1999 in Saint Lucia (Regional Training on Intellectual Property Law, World Intellectual Property Organization, 2002).

Carlos Rodolfo Paz Archila (01/08/2002 - 01/02/2003)
Guatemala. Attorney and notary with a degree from Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. He also earned a Certificate in international Humanitarian Law and Diplomacy from the International Service for Human Rights headquartered in Geneva and a masters’ degree in Public Policy from Universidad Rafael Landí­var de Guatemala. He was a researcher in the Justice Area at Fundación Myrna Mack de Guatemala from 2000 to 2002. He is a member of the Pro-Justice Movement, which promotes citizen participation in the improvement of Guatemala’s justice system and participated in the national Commission to Support and Monitor the Strengthening of Justice in Guatemala (2001-2002). He won the first Latin American competition to access the JSCA internship program (2002). 

Catherine Beer (01/11/2002 - 02/01/2003)
US. Studied at Wesleyan University, Connecticut. Areas of specialization: History and human rights.

 


2002

Derek Haskell (01/06/2002 - 02/08/2002)
US. Studied at Benjamín N. Cardozo School of Law, New York. Area of specialization: Law.

Mathieu Bonte (01/06/2002 - 02/08/2002)
France. Studied at the Institute of Management and Marketing Sciences of Lille, France. Area of specialization: Communications and economics (marketing, human resources, foreign relations and trade).

Krussig (01/06/2002 - 02/08/2002)
Germany. Studied at Johann Carolina Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt. Area of specialization: Law.

Ben Firschein (01/06/2002 - 02/08/2002)
US. Studied at American University, Washington DC and pursued an LL.M. in Law and Government, at American University.

David Bosco (01/08/2001 - 02/01/2002)
US. Fulbright Scholar. Studied at Harvard Law and completed a master’s degree in International Affairs at Cambridge University. Areas of specialization: Law and journalism.

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