School of Law students sweeping the planet as summer 2017 global externs

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

This summer, 20 law students will earn practice experience through the University of Georgia School of Law’s Global Externship initiative. Most will serve in placements overseas, while some will serve in internationally related positions in the United States.

Administered by the school’s Dean Rusk International Law Center, the decades-old Global Externship initiative enables Georgia Law students to gain practice experience via placements at law firms, in-house legal departments, government agencies and nongovernmental organizations around the world. Thanks to generous donations, virtually all global externs receive financial support from law school funds.

This year’s participants will work in Africa, North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Twelve students will work in business law placements – in practice areas including intellectual property, finance, environment and trade – and 8 will serve in public interest law placements, working on issues such as international criminal law, international child law and international human rights. A few of these students will complement their externship experience with participation in the school’s Global Governance Summer School in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Business Law Placements (anticipated year of graduation)
Taryn L. Arbeiter (2018) – U.S. Court of International Trade, New York City, New York
Casey Callahan (2019) – Buse Heberer Fromm, Frankfurt, Germany
James Cox (2019) – PSA Legal, New Delhi, India
Nicholas C. Duffey (2019) – GÖRG, Cologne, Germany
Brian Griffin (2019) – PwC, Milan, Italy
Karen E. Hays (2018) – Fererro, Luxembourg
Matthew “Matt” Isihara (2019) – MV Kini, New Delhi, India
George Ligon II (2019) – PwC, Milan, Italy
Nils Okeson (2019) – Maples Teesdale, London, England
Matthew “Matt” Poletti (2019) – Araoz & Rueda, Madrid, Spain
Nicholas “Nick” Steinheimer (2019) – PSA Legal, New Delhi, India
Ezra Thompson (2019) – Al Tamimi & Co., Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Public Interest Law Placements (anticipated year of graduation)
Jeremy Hall Akin (2018) – Research assistant for Professor William A. Schabas, Middlesex University, London, England
Lauren Brown (2019) – War Child, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jennifer Cotton (2019) – Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack & Human Rights Watch, New York City, New York
Wade Herring III (2019) – Open Society Justice Initiative, The Hague, Netherlands
Zachariah “Zack” Lindsey (2019) – Women in Law and Development in Africa, Accra, Ghana
Lyddy O’Brien (2019) – No Peace Without Justice, Brussels, Belgium
Azurae Orie (2019) – Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack & Human Rights Watch, remote research from Athens, Georgia
Rebecca “Becca” Wackym (2019) – Legal Unit of the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee, Israel