Monday, July 23, 2012

Welcoming Kelly Wegel

I'm delighted to welcome Kelly Wegel (right) as an IntLawGrrls contributor.
Kelly is a rising 2d-year law student at my home institution, University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia, where she has just been named a member of the 2012-2013 Editorial Board of the Georgia Law Review. I had the pleasure of working with Kelly last month, when she was a student in the Georgia Law China summer program in Beijing and Shanghai – as blog readers will recall, yours truly taught International Law & Commercial Responsibility in the Shanghai leg. (Posts here, here, here, here, here, and here.) Kelly and other U.S.-based law students in the program joined the Fudan University law students who helped us, and me, for the photo below.
After leaving Shanghai, Kelly went to New Delhi, India, where, as part of Georgia Law's Global Internship Program, she is a legal intern for a corporate law firm. Kelly describes that experience in her introductory post below; in particular, she writes about a fascinating Society of Women Lawyers-India conference that she attended. Kelly's own blog about her travels is here.
In addition to her law studies, Kelly is Board Treasurer of the Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network, a nonprofit reproductive justice fund, which she helped to found and which serves the northeast Georgia region. She has interned at a local law firm, is a free-lance photographer for the local daily newspaper, the Athens Banner-Herald, and runs her own wedding photography business. While earning her bachelor's degrees in journalism and Spanish from the University of Georgia, Kelly was a journalism intern at the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Tennessee.
Heartfelt welcome!

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