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I am in love with traveling which is why I studied abroad on three occasions as an undergraduate student in International Business at Rollins College, graduating in the Spring of last year, 2016. I am now enjoying the marvelous opportunity of earning my Master’s Degree in Paris and I have visited 30 countries in the past three years. The single greatest factor in my preparation for excellent performance in your rigorous JD Program at XXXX University, however, is the fact that I will graduate this coming August, 2017, from the American University of Paris with my MA in Diplomacy and International Law.

I am extremely interested in crimes against humanity and the extent to which we have a responsibility as a global society to protect the most vulnerable inhabitants of the planet from genocide. I read almost constantly about a host of related subjects such as the "war on terror", war crimes, and international affairs more generally speaking. I have conducted research for my professor for her book Human Rights and Digital Technology. I served as her personal research assistant for the fall of 2016 and spring semester of 2017. I am a research fellow for The XXXX Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights, and Conflict Prevention.

I was standing right across the street from where the shooting began on the Champs Elysees in Paris this past April. I remember hearing the gunshots and not knowing where they were coming from and then all of a sudden everyone started running. I ran down one of the side streets and went into this shop where we were put in the basement on lockdown. I live extremely close to the Champs Elysees and had to walk home in the middle of the night once we were able to leave, despite the fact that the police believed that there was still an accomplice at large. This experience strengthened my resolve to pursue a professional lifetime helping to fight terror and build respect for human rights.

My ideal job would be to work for the ICC.  I am extremely interested in international arbitration and criminal law. My central professional dream is to work as an arbitrator for major international criminal cases where the State has violated international law, as in the case of Chile under Pinochet. I follow events in the Middle East very closely, especially with respect to human rights violations in Syria, in the hope of someday being in a position to help bring criminal charge against the perpetrators.

My studies have been focused primarily on the many ways in which we are living in a different world today than the world that preceded 911. My personal brush with terrorism in Paris further enhanced my resolve to do all that I can to make the world a safer and more just place to live for all. I hope to make my own professional mark by helping to contribute to the prosecutions of those guilty of crimes against humanity - especially genocide – doing what I can to promote peace and security worldwide.

I am currently participating in a practicum at The Hague and taking courses in the area of International Criminal Law and Criminality with several talented instructors including Alex Whiting, a prosecutor as well as Harvard Professor, Dr. Alexia Solomou, Associate Legal Officer at the ICJ, Dr. Philipp Ambach (Special Assistant to the President of the ICC, Catherine Drummond (Arbitration Lawyer at Freshfields), and Matthew Gillett (Office of the Prosecutor of the ICTY)). Thus, I have been learning a great deal about a variety of aspects of international law as they pertain to the ICC; especially with respect to the technical function of the international criminal justice system. As part of the practicum, I get to visit the ICC complex, have access to the Peace Palace/ICJ, The Kosovo Specialist Chambers, the ICTY, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and The Special Tribunal for Lebanon. I am also enrolled in Oxford's International Human Rights Law Summer School from July 9-August 5. This program will focus on the theory and practice of human rights law, including an introductory course in the fundamentals of international human rights law, an advanced course in human rights advocacy, and electives that address important contemporary issues in the field. My elective focus will be human rights in the marketplace and I look forward to an especially rigorous study of the relationship between international human rights standards on the one hand, and global trade and investment on the other: corporate governance and competition, international finance, and economic development.

Public service is at the heart of my identity. I began volunteering in high school at a local hospital giving Reiki treatments to cancer patients alongside my grandfather. Like him, I am now a Reiki Master and Teacher. I am also fluent in Spanish and have basic ability in speaking and writing French. I anticipate that both languages will be useful to me in the future in my work protecting human rights in the international arena. I thank you for considering my application to your distinguished JD Program at XXXX University.

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For the past 30 years, I have labored to stay current on most of the news coming out of the Developing World, Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East. I have studied world religions and cultures extensively for decades. Fluent in Spanish, I am published in that language in the areas of history and gender studies.

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