In September 2012, Law School Director of International Programs Khary Hornsby (J.D. ’05) visited Mexico City and reunited with LL.M. and J.D. alumni in the area. Pictured to left are, from left to right: Khary Hornsby, José Luis Mendoza (LL.M. ’01), Ryan Strom (J.D. ’03), Fernando Orrantia Dworak (J.D. ’95), and Antonio Flores (LL.M. ’08).
"It has been an honor to serve as the American Ambassador here," said Scott H. DeLisi (J.D. ’80) in a June 21, 2012, farewell Facebook posting to Nepal, "and I hope we have made progress together in building the ties between our nations." A few days later, DeLisi left Nepal to undertake his new assignment as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda.
Ilya Kiryan (LL.M. ’12) was profiled in the Law School's magazine, Perspectives, in the Spring 2012 issue. Find out about the 27-year-old Moscow native's interest in import/export regulations and his infatuation with the world outside of Russia.
Isabel Arias Larsson (2011-12 Humphrey Fellow) was profiled in the Law School's magazine, Perspectives, in the Spring 2012 issue. Larsson, from Quito, Ecuador, discusses her 10-year Air Force career and her plans to help the Ecuadorian military.
Luis Alfonso Navarrete, originally from Mexico, received his LL.M. degree at the Law School in 2011. In this article, he explains how he has been focusing on Mexican constitutional law, public policy, and politics, and finding ways to achieve peace in his home country.
Uttam Das (Humphrey Fellow, 2009-10) joined the International Labor Organization in Bangladesh in May 2012 as a national project officer. He is working on the "Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Bangladesh" Project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Sabrina Shu Juan Yang (LL.M. 2010) joined Winston & Strawn LLP's Shanghai office as an attorney. She has experience in advising multinational corporations in foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures.
Jacinta M. Kaipat (J.D. ’97) passed the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Bar Examination.
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Nine of the 32 members from the LL.M. Class of 2002 organized a ten-year reunion on November 1-4, 2012, in Minneapolis. On Friday, November 2, the Law School hosted a luncheon for the class at The Republic. Later in the day they were invited to a cocktail party at the St. Paul home of Professor Brad Delapena and Associate Vice President and Dean for International Programs Meredith McQuaid (J.D. ’91). Delapena has taught the Introduction to American Law course to LL.M. students, Humphrey Fellows and exchange students. McQuaid had a long tenure at the Law School as Associate Dean of Administration and International Programs. Several members of the group also were present on Saturday, November 3, for the Minnesota vs. Michigan football game, where they were joined by Chris Huntley (J.D. ’03). Pictured here are the 2002 LL.M. alumni, from left to right, Igor Kornev, of Russia; Sergio Ferez Bitar, of Mexico; Jérémy Duret, of France; Josquin Louvier, of France; Ramon Martinez, of Panama; Stefano Perucchi, of Switzerland; and Yinan Wang (also J.D. ’05), of China. Though not pictured, Helen Hu (also J.D. ’05), of China, and Sylvia Delgadillo, of Colombia, also attended the reunion.
From July 1-8, 2012, the ABA Regional and National Champion Negotiation Team of Bobby Mir (J.D. ’12) and Ben Tozer (J.D. ’12) traveled to Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland with coach Mary Alton to compete for the United States in the 2012 International Negotiation Competition. Alums Mir (left in the photo) and Tozer (right), wrapping up their third year on the Negotiation Team, made a magnificent showing in this competition, placing second and scoring better than teams from 14 other countries.
Amr Jaghoub of Qatar, was chosen by the LL.M. Class of 2012, composed of 47 students representing 20 countries, to deliver the LL.M. Graduation Address at the May 12, 2012, Commencement Ceremonies. Following is the text of his address. Click here to read his address.