Penn Law students work in public service internships around the world

Five Penn Law School students are spending the summer learning about another country’s legal system, customs and traditions.

Students participating in the Law School’s Human Rights Fellowship Program are working in public service internships around the world, studying human rights, rule of law development and international criminal tribunals. With funding from the Law School, students in this program spend the summer between their first and second years building on what they learn in the classroom.

This summer, Kaylan Lasky is working at The Gender Research and Advocacy Project at the Legal Assistance Centre in Windhoek, Namibia, and is focusing on domestic violence and children’s rights issues. Robert Cooper is at the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Miata Colman is spending the summer working and learning about the law in Rwanda with the International Criminal Tribunal. Lindsey Freeman is with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and Grace Sur is at Legal Aid of Cambodia.

Originally published on June 9, 2009

Originally published on June 9, 2009