Saturday, May 5, 2012

Introducing Briana Abrams, Sophie Kaiser & Maya Karwande

It's our great pleasure today to welcome Briana Abrams (left), Sophie Kaiser (right), and Maya Karwande (center) as IntLawGrrls contributors. All 3 were interns this year in the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law International Human Rights Law Clinic, working under the supervision of our colleague, Director Laurel E. Fletcher.
► Briana, who will receive her J.D. degree this month, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and studied Sociology and Spanish Literature at the University of California, San Diego prior to attending law school.
► Sophie, who is completing her 2L year, is from Little Rock, Arkansas. Before entering law school, she studied Political Science at the University of Michigan and International Relations at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University.
► Maya, like Sophie, is a rising 3L. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, she majored in Political Science and Peace and Justice Studies at Tufts before starting law school.
In their introductory post below, the 3 describe the current work of the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh.
Briana, Sophie, and Maya have chosen to honor Jahanara Imam (below left). (photo credit) Of Imam, a writer and political activist who was born in 1929 in what was then West Bengal, British India, who died in 1994 in Detroit, Michigan, and who was buried in Dhaka in her native Bangladesh, they write:
'Mostly known as Shaheed Janani (mother of martyrs), she initiated a movement for the trial of war criminals through forming Ekatturer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee in 1992.'
Today, she joins other inspiring women on IntLawGrrls' transnational foremothers page.
Heartfelt welcome!

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