Class of 2012-13
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- Jesumiseun Adewumi
- Natalia Baratashvili
- Aaron Barchue
- Nigel B. Gayle
- Chukwunonso Igboeli
- Ifeoma Brenda Ihionu
- Ammar Basil Jasim
- Mubarak Kalenge
- Tamar Kusikashvili
- Maia Kvirikashvili
- Ismail Modawiy
- Pierre Murekezi
- Diego Navarro
- Stanley Nkandu
- Amy Norris
- Alison Rende
- David Saldivar
- Marco Soliman
- Zeeshan Tahir
Education: LLB, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, Barrister- at-Law (BL), Nigerian Law School.
Pre-PROLAW experience: Private Legal practice in corporate & commercial law, litigation and mediation with some law firms in Nigeria; State Counsel Ministry of Justice, Kebbi State, Nigeria, (NYSC); pro bono legal aid services with NGOs.
Where is she now? Senior Associate at a private law firm, Law and Equity Chambers, Messers Omodele Adewumi & Co. Corporate and Commercial Law Practice, Nigeria.
Education: BA in Law; MA in International Law, Tbilisi State University, Georgia
Pre-PROLAW experience: Legal Adviser and Researcher in Juvenile Justice, Anti-Corruption and Electoral Law at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia
Education: B.A. AME University, LL.B Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia
Pre-PROLAW experience: Legal Trainer, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, Staff Attorney, Pierre, Tweh & Associates Law Firm, In-house Counsel, ArcelorMittal, Liberia Limited.
Where is he now? Legal Consultant, Forestry Development Authority, Liberia.
NIGEL B. GAYLE
Jamaica, Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Education: LL.B. (Hons.), University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. C.L.E., Professional Legal Education Certificate,Council of Legal Education, Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica. Mediator, trained at the Dispute Resolution Foundation, Jamaica
Pre-PROLAW experience: Attorney-at-Law, Crown Counsel in the Litigation Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers, Ministry of Justice, Jamaica, West Indies. Primarily focusing on Civil Litigation, practicing law at all tiers of court; and Legal Adviser to the Government of Jamaica, Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government, through the Attorney General’s Chambers, since 2009. Private Bar legal experience – Legal Internship work in the civil litigation divisions in two (2) of Jamaica’s leading Law Firms and experience in part-time criminal and civil legal work in regional Private Law Chambers, Barbados. Academia: Lecturer in Law and Tutor in International Relations (Part-time) Lectured Law Part-time at the University of West Indies (UWI), Mona (Open Campus) and at the Justice Training Institute, Ministry of Justice; and Tutored International Relations in the Department of Government, Faculty of Social Sciences, UWI, Mona Campus- (Since 2007)
Where is he now? Crown Counsel in the Attorney General's Chambers, specializing in Civil Litigation and Rendering Legal advice to the Jamaican Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies; short-term Consultancy with Tetra Tech DPK Consultant in the USA, assisting with the preparation of proposals for USAID Rule of Law Project to be implemented in Jamaica. (i) Academia: Instructor in the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus - in the course : Commonwealth Caribbean Constitutional Law; the Rule of Law being a major component of the course. (ii) Publications : Columnist for one of the Nation's leading newspapers, the Jamaica Observer - writing/publishing on Rule of Law Development issues - aimed at promoting the rule of law in Jamaica.
Education: (LL.B Nigeria); (B.L Council of Legal Education)
Pre-PROLAW experience: Attorney; private law practice Enugu Nigeria. Observer, Anambra State Election Domestic Observation project 2010. Former Legal Advisor to the Honorable Commissioner for Environment Anambra State 2010-2012
IFEOMA BRENDA IHIONU
Education: Bachelor of Law and LL.B from the Nigerian Law School and Abia State University respectively
Pre-PROLAW experience: Private law firm SAM AMEH & ASSOCIATES (Barristers & Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Nigeria), with focus on company law. Voluntary work: workshops on social and legal issues (human rights, freedom, peer pressure, career choices, civic responsibility etc.) with secondary school students of Local Education Authority, Abuja.
AMMAR BASIL JASIM
Education: LLM degree in criminal law
Pre-PROLAW experience: Judge
Education: Bachelor of Laws, Makerere University
Pre-PROLAW experience: Secretary of Legal Affairs to the National Resistance Movement (NRM,) the ruling political party in Uganda since 2010.
Education: BA in Law, Tbilisi State University
Pre-PROLAW experience: Legal Advisor of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia; Assistant of the Head of the Working Group on Legislative Issues at the State Constitutional Commission of Georgia
Education: Law Degree, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Pre-PROLAW experience: Prosecutor, Head of the Human Rights Protection Unit, Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia
Where is she now? Head of the Human Rights Protection Unit, Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia.
Education: Master Degree in Humanitarians & Conflicts studies - Juba University 2008, High Diploma in Human Rights - Khartoum University 2005 and Bachelor of Law - Khartoum University 2002
Pre-PROLAW experience: Rule of Law Officer in UNDP/Sudan, Capacity Building Coordinator in Islamic Relief Worldwide IRW “UK” , Rule of Law Manager International Rescue Committee IRC/Sudan , Liaison Officer in Secretary of National Committee of Investigate about Darfur Human Rights Violations and Human Rights Specialist in African Center for Human Rights “ACHR”.
Where is he now? Legal Adviser for the African Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) writing proposals, seeking out donations from the U.S., and providing assistance to Sudanese refugees in USA.
Education: LLB, National University of Rwanda
Pre-PROLAW experience: Legal clinic aid national university of Rwanda, office of ombudsman: unity of preventing and fighting against injustice
Education: LLB, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education - ITESM, Mexico
Pre-PROLAW experience: Legal Adviser, Mexican Governance Secretariat (Secretariat of Interior), focusing on the implementation process of criminal justice system reforms.
Education: LL.B from The university of Zambia, practicing certificate and certificate in Legislative Drafting(ZIALE)
Pre-PROLAW experience: State Advocate , Ministry of Justice, Zambia. I was a prosecutor in the DPP's chambers for 4 years and currently I am with the Attorney Generals chambers. I was a part-time lecturer at NIPA and I also worked with the U.S embassy on Gender Based Violence.
Home: United States
Education: University of Texas School of Law
Pre-PROLAW experience: Regional Security Office, U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo; estate planning and tax attorney, large private sector law firm; Intergovernmental Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Education: JD, cum laude, Pace University School of Law
Pre-PROLAW experience: In-house counsel at IBM Corporation; commercial litigation associate at law firm handling domestic and international matters; judicial law clerk at U.S. Court of International Trade; member of Executive Committee and Board of Directors of The Resource Foundation, a U.S. non-profit organization that supports community-based, social and economic development projects in countries throughout Latin America.
Where is she now? Legal Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO,) Rome, Italy.
Home: United States
Education: JD, Stanford Law School; BA, University of Texas
Pre-PROLAW experience: Staff attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Peace Corps Volunteer, Jordan; senior managing attorney, Texas Attorney General's Office, Open Records Division.
Education: LLB, Cairo University English Section; LL.M. Indiana University – School of Law – Indianapolis.
Pre-PROLAW experience: Legal practitioner in Egypt, Legal Advisor to a Kuwaiti law firm, Legal assistant in International Development Law Organization (IDLO) Regional office in Cairo/ Training coordinator in justice and police reform project in Yemen, participated in monitoring Egyptian parliamentary and presidential elections and assisted in drafting a training manual on monitoring presidential elections.
Where is he now? Legal Consultant with the American Bar Association Rule of law initiative supporting ABA implementation of its various projects in Egypt.
Education: B.A. Punjab University, L.L.B Punjab Law College
Pre-PROLAW experience: Roving Communication Officer for the UNDP Country Office Pakistan, Communication Officer to the World Health Organization, Freelance Producer for CNN International Islamabad Bureau, Communication Strategy Consultant for the Ministry of Human Rights Pakistan.
Where is he now? Consultant for GIZ Pakistan, focusing in particular on gender responsive policing and rule of law.