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Class of 2020-21

In September, Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Rule of Law for Development Program welcomed 23 new Rule of Law Fellows. PROLAW 10, as we refer to this year’s cohort, will be composed of 16 fellows undertaking the Master of Laws (LLM) in Rule of Law for Development and 7 fellows undertaking the Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Rule of Law for Development.

Mahmoud Abosief

Home: Egypt
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLB - Beni Suef University
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Assistant Law Lecturer at Beni Suef University

Bernice Asante

Home: Ghana
PROLAW degree pursued: MJ
Education: BA, Communications - Grand Canyon University
Pre PROLAW Experience: Publications and Communications Intern at the Institute for Human Rights and Development (IHRDA)

Pedro Misael Castillo Bravo

Home: Mexico
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLB - Tecnológico de Monterrey
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Project Leader at Renace ABP

Laila Daya

Home: Kenya
PROLAW degree pursued: MJ
Education: LLB, Law with Politics - Queen's University Belfast
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Researcher at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Ahmed Ellaboudy

Home: Egypt
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLM, Human Rights - Central European University; LLB - Cairo University
Pre-PROLAW Experience:  Legal Researcher at The Legal Agenda, Lebanon

Teresa "Terry" Jennings

Home: United States
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: JD - George Washington Law School; BA - University of Maryland, College Park
Pre-PROLAW Experience:  Head of Rule of Law Development at LexisNexis Legal & Professional; Vice President & Treasurer at LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation

 

Tiffany Mane

Home: United States
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: JD - The Howard University School of Law; BA, American Studies - Dickinson College
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Election Cybersecurity Initiative at the University of Southern California

María Gabriela Mata Carnevali

Home: Venezuela
PROLAW degree pursued: MJ
Education: MA, African Studies - El Colegio de Mexico;  BA, International Relations - Universidad Central de Venezuela, BA, Communications - Universidad Católica Cecilio Acosta (UNICA)
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Professor and Researcher at Universidad Central de Venezuela

Abdisamad Abdinor Mohamed

Home: Somalia
PROLAW Degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLB - SIMAD University
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Associate Corrections Officer at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)

Jessica Moncrieff

Home: United States
PROLAW degree pursued: MJ
Education: BBA, International Business - Boise State University; BA, Spanish - Boise State University
Pre-Prolaw: AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at Genesis Garden (NGO, Illinois); Peace Corps Education Volunteer in Mozambique

Rachel Mundilo

Home: Namibia
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: MA, Parliamentary Procedure and Legislative Drafting - LUISS Guido Carli School of Government; LLB & B. Juris - University of Namibia
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Senior Legislative Drafter at the Ministry of Justice of Namibia

Christine Fortunate Rebecca Mutesi

Home: Uganda
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLB - Uganda Christian University
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Public Health Legal Officer at the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) of the African Union (AU)

Allison Page

Home: United States
PROLAW degree pursued: MJ
Education: BA, Psychology and Communication Studies - Western Washington University
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Behavior Technician at New Beginnings, LLC; Peace Corps Youth in Development Volunteer in Eswatini, Africa

Khushi Pandya

Country: India
PROLAW Degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLM, International Commercial Law - University of Westminster; BA/LLB from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Assistant Registrar (Academic & Legal) at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University

Felix Alberto Quintero Vollmer

Home: Venezuela
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLM, International Legal Studies - Georgetown University; Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor Liberal Arts - Universidad Metropolitana
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Counsel at the World Bank

Nataliia Rebenko

Home: Ukraine
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLB - National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Rule of Law Officer at the Special Monitoring Mission for Ukraine of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Achilleus Rwelamira Romward

Home: United Republic of Tanzania
PROLAW Degree pursued: LLM
Education:  LLB - Tumaini University Makumira
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Associate Partner at Mhyellah & Co. Advocates; Program Officer, Regional Integration & Strategic Advocacy at East Africa Law Society

 

Ganna Shvachka

Home: Ukraine
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: Candidate of Science - Yaroslav Mudryi National Law Academy of Ukraine; Specialist Degree in Law - Simferopol M.V. Frunze State University
Pre-PROLAW Experience:  Docent at Kyiv University of Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (KUL of NASU);  Director and Project Manager at “Ukraine-Slovakia SOS”; Head of civic association "SME SPOLU"

Maryanne Wamahiu

Home: Kenya
PROLAW degree pursued: MJ
Education: M.Sc., Nutrition - Stockholm University; B.Sc., Food, Nutrition and Dietetics - Kenyatta University
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Food and Nutrition Consultant at Save the Children International, World Without Hunger and World Vision South Sudan

Mia Malika Wolfrey

Home: United States
PROLAW degree pursued: MJ
Education: MSW - Kennesaw State University; B.Sc., Psychology - Walden University
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Director of International Clinical Operations (US and UAE) at The Wesley Center for Behavioral Wellness

Oleksii Zub

Home: Ukraine
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLM & LLB - Poltava Law Institute Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University; MA & BA, Psychology - Poltava V.G. Korolenko National Pedagogical University (PNPU)
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Lecturer at Poltava Law Institute Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University; Founder and Chief at Poltava Law Clinic at Poltava Law Institute Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University