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So Heon Park
2015
Advocates for Pubic Interest Law
Refugees and Human Trafficking
South Korea

So-Heon interned with Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL) in Seoul, South Korea. APIL is a public interest lawyers' organization that works to defend refugees, victims of human trafficking, stateless persons, long-term detained migrants, and human rights victims committed by Korean corporations abroad. So-Heon mainly researched EU law to assist attorneys who are working for refugees. She also translated a UNHCR guideline on "Prima Facie Recognition of Refugee Status" from English to Korean.


Gloria Dandridge
2017
Advocates International
Religious Freedom
South Africa

Gloria interned with Advocates International South Africa, working to combat abortion, promote religious freedom, regulate pornography, and protect the poor.


Julianna Battenfield
2015
Advocates International
Relious Freedom
South Africa

Julianna interned with Advocates International South Africa, a branch of the international non-profit that links over 130,000 Christian legal advocates and jurists in over 156 nations so that justice can be done with compassion and prudent strategy. Julianna created a database of the case law in every African nation in the areas of religious freedom, abortion, LGBT rights, and family law in general. Additionally, she researched the status of pending legislation in the African Commission for Human and People's Rights in those areas and the relationship between U.S. foreign aid and the pressure from the United States on African nations to change their laws to match U.S. policy on LGBT rights and abortion. Additionally, Julianna also interned with FOR SA [Freedom of Religion South Africa] and helped to successfully defend a Christian college student who was expelled from the student council and threatened with the loss of her university scholarship because she was politely vocal about her opinion on gay marriage. FOR SA works to ensure that the Church may legally continue to preach the Gospel in South Africa without interference or ramification from the State.


Olga Pazilova
2016
Advocates International
Rule of Law; Religious Freedom
Bulgaria

Olga interned with the Rule of Law Institute (RLI) in Sofia, Bulgaria. RLI is part of Advocates International and Advocates Europe, a non-profit organization that unites legal professionals in efforts to protect the supremacy of law, to defend human rights and religious freedom, and integrate Christian morals and ethics into practicing law. Olga worked with international clients and researched precedents and international law related to human rights and the European Court of Human Rights. Additionally, because of her Russian background, Olga also worked on translating legal documents and drafting briefs in two languages, as well as presenting at RLI's annual national conference on "The Rule of Law and Truth."


Paul Shakeshaft
2014
Advocates International
Religious Freedom
Alexandria, VA

Paul Shakeshaft interned with Advocates Europe (AE), a branch of Advocates International. AE is a Christian non-profit legal organization that focuses mainly on combating corruption and human trafficking, but also promotes equal justice for the poor, the sanctity of human life, religious freedom, the rule of law, and the family & community.


Kraig Smikel
2015
Advocates International - Rule of Law Institute
Rule of Law and Religious Freedom
Bulgaria

Kraig interned with Advocates International Europe's Rule of Law Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Rule of Law Institute works to protect human rights through the rule of law. During his internship, Kraig's primary project was to draft a legal memorandum on what changes Bulgaria needed to make to its Criminal Code to better align it with the European Convention on Human Rights. Kraig also had the incredible opportunity to present at the Rule of Law Institute's 20th Annual Jubilee Forum on how the rule of law has successfully worked in the United States to protect human rights. According to Kraig, "This internship has truly been a blessing, and I am so thankful for all the experiences I received."


Ryan Dobbs
2015
Advocates International and Jerusalem Institute of Justice
Rule of Law and Religious Freedom
Israel

Ryan interned with the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, an organization dedicated to cultivating and defending the rule of law, human rights, freedom of conscience, and democracy for all people in Israel and its adjacent territories. During his time with JIJ, Ryan began work on a book project which will address the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel, with a goal of exposing the ideologies and messages that serve to undermine the rule of law and human rights in Israel and the Middle East. Ryan describes his time with JIJ as "insightful and informative regarding the issues and conflicts which have shaped much of the world we know," and "provided a learning environment unlike any other to study and understand the nature of injustice in the world."


So Heon Park
2016
Alabama Attorney General
Protection fo Women; Protection of Children
AL

So interned with the Alabama Attorney General's Office in the Criminals Trials Division, which works closely with the Office of Victim Assistance. So worked on case briefing, summarizing facts and witnesses' testimonies, and reviewing and taking notes on human trafficking cases. So also had the opportunity to observe a trial involving the Alabama Speaker of the House and observe a sex trafficking sentence hearing.


Leah Meares
2017
Alabama Attorney General
Human Trafficking
Alabama

Leah interned for the Attorney General of Alabama in the Capital Litigation department, specifically working on cases involving child victims.


Marie Dienhart
2015
Alabama Attorney General
Rule of Law
Alabama

Marie spent her summer interning at the Alabama Supreme Court and the Alabama Attorney General's Office. As an intern at the Supreme Court, she reviewed briefs submitted for appeal, performed legal research, and helped draft memorandums and opinions. As an intern for the Attorney General's Office, she performed research and drafted memoranda on capital cases.


Ra Hee Jeon
2014
Alabama Attorney General's Office
Protection of Children
Montgomery, AL

Ra Hee interned with the Alabama Attorney General's office. During her internship, Ra Hee assisted in prosecuting cases of child pornography and other cases involving sexual crimes against children.


Min-Shik Kim
2012
Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, Dongchun, Public Interest Division
Int'l Rule of Law Development
Gong-Gam, Korea

Minshik, a rising 2L, was assigned to the refugee division of the Dongcheon Foundation of BAE, KIM & Lee LLC in Seoul, South Korea. The innovative Dongcheon Foundation is a public interest division within the Bae, Kim & Lee LLC firm that advocates on behalf of refugees and the disabled. Here, Minshik offered was a strong asset as a caseworker for refugee applicants. Speaking both Korean and English allowed Minshik to work across nations to assist the refugees. Minshik's work included researching and discerning South Korean and United States refugee and asylum laws, as well as assisting attorneys with writing briefs for the refugee cases. Minshik describes his experience as a great opportunity for anyone interested in refugee policy.


Kristin Holmes
2012
Breaking Free
Human Trafficking
Saint Paul, MN

Kristen spent her summer in St. Paul, Minnesota with the non-profit Breaking Free. Breaking Free works with women in prostitution and victims of sex trafficking in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area. Kristen created a comprehensive list of all perpetrators that were court ordered to attend the Breaking Free perpetrator education program. Attending this program provided valuable information regarding tracking repeat offenders who had come through the program. Kristen also accompanied the women to meetings with their attorneys. In addition, she attended advocate training classes on assisting victims in obtaining legal documents and orders of protection. In Kristen's words, "my work at Breaking Free was incredibly rewarding. Some days I couldn't even believe that I was fortunate enough to work for such an incredible organization."


Keila Molina
2011
Casa Alianza Mexico
Human Trafficking; Protection of Children
Del. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico

Rising 3L Keila Molina considers returning to her Mexican roots for her summer internship a dream come true. Since she came to Regent Law for the sole purpose of learning how to be an advocate for abused and neglected children, her internship at Casa Alianza-which works with orphans and street children in Mexico-is tailored to combine her cultural heritage with her burden for children. "This internship is allowing me to exemplify the love of Jesus Christ... and be His hands and feet." In addition to her work with Casa Alianza she is developing a relationship with a kindred spirit in Mexican Congresswoman Rosa Maria Orozco who, like Keila, entered her profession to combat the exploitation of children.


Olufemi Odukoya
2015
Center for Entrepreneurship
Rule of Law and Protection of Poor
Virginia Beach, VA

Olufemi internined with the Business Development Center through Regent University school of Business and Leadership. The Business Development Center is a non-profit organization based in Rwanda that focuses on preparing and nurturing entrepreneurs to start and grow business with ethical values. It combines world-class entrepreneurial training with a comprehensive package to support and advise local business. Olufemi will be drafting term sheets that are both small business and investor friendly for the first venture capitalist expo event held through the BDC. Olufemi will also assist in the development of an investment fund where multiple investors and venture capitalists can join. "Having the opportunity to engage in legal work that will help to empower local business in disenfranchised regions of the world is truly a dream come true."


Maitte Barrientos
2016
Children's Law Center
Protecting children
MA

Maitte interned with the Children's law Center of Massachusetts. Maitte assisted the Center in providing representation and resources to low-income children and youth in immigration, education, and child welfare matters. Her experience at the CLCM opened her eyes to the tremendous amount of immigrant children in need of mental health care and the barriers that they face in accessing mental health services.


Cassie Carsrud
2014
Christian Legal Aid
Protection of the Poor
Los Angeles, CA

Cassie interned with Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles, a Christian non-profit that seeks to serve the legal needs of the poor by equipping low-income families to represent themselves in pro per. Cassie met with clients, conducted legal trainings, and drafted documents for court.


Courtland Bobczynski
2013
CitizenLink
Religious Freedom
Colorado Springs, CO

Cortland worked with CitizenLink in Colorado Springs, CO on family law and religious freedom issues. She spent half of her time researching cases, conducting interviews, writing news articles, drafting articles for political blogs, and updating the Rising Voice Facebook page (affiliate of Focus on the Family designed for Millennial). The other half of her time was spent researching Colorado criminal statutes on sex trafficking, Supreme Court constitutional case law, California law relating to same-sex marriage, general amnesty law, and also analyzing same-sex arguments and phrases for "millennials."


Heather Pate
2012
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
Protection of Children
Washington, DC

Heather, a rising 2L student, had the opportunity to work with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption (CCAI) in. Located in Washington D.C., CCAI is a non-profit organization that works to raise awareness about the needs of children without families and to remove policy barriers that hinder children from knowing the love and support a family provides. Heather was tasked with researching foster care, adoption policies and tax code, and assisting foster youth interns. In addition, she researched how prescribing psychotropic medication for foster youth affects Medicaid policies. Heather describes her experience with CCAI as "quite remarkable" and highly considers this work as a possible career opportunity.


Ilona Manzyuk
2014
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
Protection of Children
Washington, DC

Ilona interned with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), a bipartisan, nonprofit organization that serves Members of Congress by educating them and their staff on issues regarding the U.S. foster care system and domestic and international adoptions.


Rebecca Vermette
2013
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
Protection of Children
Washington, DC

Rebecca spent her summer working for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) informing congress about the latest adoption legislation and working at CCAI's Foster Youth Internship program. Rebecca was placed in charge of advising one of the foster youth interns and helped that intern write a policy paper to present in the Capitol on a briefing that took place in late July. Rebecca researched recent cases involving the Indian Child Welfare Act as well as legal policy related to the youth intern's paper. According to Rebecca, "my heart aches for these young adults who have nobody to return to. There is such significant hurt and need, and something so affordable as a smile can truly make a difference. This summer molded and enlarged my heart in a way that happens only rarely, and it made me want to give as much as I can to those in need."


Kate Sawyer
2015
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
Protection of Children
Washington, DC

Kate spent her summer in Washington, D.C. working with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that seeks to educate policymakers on issues related to adoption and foster care in an effort to remove policy barriers that hinder children from finding families. CCAI is dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of children around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes. Kate assisted with researching foster care and adoption issues and policies. She also assisted with CCAI's Foster Youth Internship Program by advising one of CCAI's Foster Youth Interns with a policy paper to be presented in a Congressional briefing.


Ashleigh Chapman
2010
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
Protection of Children
Washington, DC

Ashleigh's summer internship was with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in Washington, D.C. CCAI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of children around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes and to eliminating the barriers that hinder these children from realizing their basic right of a family


Courtney Marasigan
2015
Directorate of Public Prosectuations
Rule of Law
Uganda

Courtney interned with the Uganda Department of Public Prosecutions in Kampala, Uganda. Led by Mike Chibita, who spoke at the Center's symposium in 2014, the DPP is the equivalent of our Department of Justice. Accordingly, the DPP is tasked with prosecuting all crimes in Uganda. During her internship, Courtney attended court proceedings, including a high-profile terrorism case, reviewed case summaries, drafted legal memos, conducted legal research, and otherwise helped Uganda prosecutors prepare for court. Overall, Courtney enjoyed her experience with the DPP and the opportunity she had to help uphold the rule of law in Uganda.


Debra Stieglitz
2016
Directorate of Public Prosecutions
Rule of Law
Uganda

Debbie interned with the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in Kampala, Uganda, which prosecutes all criminal law cases in Uganda. Debbie's work focused on combating child sacrifice. In one case Debbie drafted a legal memorandum to advocate for increasing the charges against the witch doctor defendant and in another case she conducted legal research and drafted a memo to have the case reopened based on procedural defects.


Shannon Fields
2016
Directorate of Public Prosecutions
Rule of Law
Uganda

Shannon interned for the Uganda Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and International Justice Mission (IJM). Her job was to serve as a liaison between the two organizations to ensure that both were on the same page in regards to several upcoming projects with respect to promoting the rule of law in Uganda and combatting land grabbing.


Jordan Caldwell
2017
Directorate of Public Prosecutions
Rule of Law/Protecting Children
Uganda

Jordan interned with the Directorate of Public Prosecutions Uganda. She worked in various departments including Anti-Corruption, the International Crimes Division, and the Gender-Based Crimes Division.


Moriah Schmidt
2016
Directorate of Public Prosecutions
Rule of Law
Uganda

Moriah interned with the Uganda Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in Kampala, Uganda, which prosecutes all criminal law cases in Uganda. During her internship, Moriah wrote legal memos on cases involving land grabbing, assaults, and murder. She also attended many trials, including highly-publicized cases that were often covered in the media. Moriah also enjoyed attending many different presentations and conferences, affording her the opportunity to meet many Ugandans in the legal field and visiting different courts, including Family court, to watch mediations and Anti-Corruption trials.


Danielle Gallaher
2012
District Attorney's Office - Special Victims and Domestic Violence Division
Rule of Law Development
Delaware County, PA

Danielle worked with Pearl Kim, an Assistant District Attorney in the Special Victim's Unit for Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Danielle's passion is to bring the love of God to people who have been deprived of the opportunity to experience it for themselves, to fight for those individuals, and to share God's vision with them. Through her internship, Danielle gained practical experience in prosecution, with an emphasis on cases of human trafficking. Danielle's most valuable internship experience was seeing what is required for a prosecutor to prosecute human trafficking cases successfully. Danielle loved the experience she gained during her time in the Delaware County District Attorney's office in Pennsylvania. She believes that it helped her to understand the various mechanisms and interactions in the criminal justice system better, and how to use the position of prosecutor to influence various governmental sectors.


Kayla Rolen
2011
Doma
Human Trafficking; Protection of Children
Columbus, OH

Serving the underdog has long been the calling of rising 3L Kayla Rolen. As an intern with Doma International she is getting the chance to do just that. Doma was co-founded by Regent Law alumna Julie Clark ('07) "to embrace and empower vulnerable women and children whose homes and lives have been filled with anger, abuse, hostility, pain, and injustice." Doma, which means "home" in several languages, seeks to redefine and redeem that word to those who have forgotten or never known that a home can be a good thing. Kayla is working primarily with Ohio's unique CATCH program (Changing Actions To Change Habits)-a Doma supported docket court tailored to bring restoration and justice to women involved in solicitation and sexual slavery. "Interning for Doma is teaching me how best to incorporate my legal education into a career that allows me to live out God's love by helping people."


Elizabeth Miller
2013
ECLJ
Int'l Religious Freedom
Strasbourg, France

Elizabeth Miller spent her summer in Strasbourg, France working with the European Center for Law and Justice (ECLJ) defending "truth and freedom." The ECLJ engages in legal, legislative, and cultural issues by implementing an effective strategy of advocacy, education, and litigation before the European Court of Human Rights, the UN, the Council of Europe, and other international entities. During the course of her internship, she performed legal research for cases involving abortion, education, euthanasia, same-sex marriage, and freedom of speech. She also used her fluency in French to draft and translate press releases, political proposals, legal documents and position pieces from the ECLJ director and contributing attorneys. Through her internship with the ECLJ, Elizabeth gained valuable experience in international law and the workings of the European Court of Human Rights. She also greatly advanced her French skills in a legal context, which will greatly expand her career options.


Emily Arthur
2013
El Pozo De Vida
Human Trafficking
Mexico City, Mexico

Emily Arthur spent her summer fulfilling God's call to care for the least of these as an intern at El Pozo de Vida, A.C. (Well of Life" in English) (EPDV). EPDV is a nonprofit organization that seeks to combat human trafficking in Mexico City through awareness, advocacy, and action. Emily wrote a report for the U.S. embassy in Mexico City that detailed EPDV's work and history and outlined relevant Mexican law. Emily also helped develop a project between EPDV and the National Institute of Migration. This report will allow EPDV to attend immigration detention centers to meet (and hopefully identify) human trafficking victims to whom EPDV can offer care and legal services. Emily also researched local judges and drafted a report on international laws and conventions regarding human trafficking. Thanks to her bilingual abilities, Emily often translated her work into English and Spanish. She learned a great deal about the Mexican legal system and will be able to take the experience she gained to wherever God takes her in her calling to use the law to end human trafficking.


Olivia Summers
2012
European Center for Law & Justice
Int'l Religious Freedom
Strasbourg, France

Olivia Summers is a third year law student with a passion for international human rights. Olivia spent her summer working with the European Centre for the Law and Justice (ECLJ). The ECLJ is "an international, non-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights in Europe and worldwide." During her internship, Olivia was able to research law pertaining to issues of first impression for the ECHR, gain a deeper understanding of European Law, attend ECHR proceedings, and work on ongoing projects to help the cause of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. Olivia's experience with the ECLJ allowed her to delve deeper into her passion for international human rights issues.


Anna Ernest
2011
European Center for Law and Justice
Int'l Rule of Law Development
Strasbourg, France

Anna Ernest is a first year Regent Law student with a passion. As a dual citizen of the United States and Russia, she is inspired to seek a career fighting for basic human rights and freedoms for people all across the globe. "After coming to America and learning how a truly free society interacts with both its laws and government, I knew that I had found my calling." Thus the European Center for Law and Justice (the ACLJ's European counterpart located in Strasbourg, France) serves as the perfect place for Anna to get her feet wet in the realm of international law and human rights policy making and legislation.


Jessica Rigsbee
2015
European Center for Law and Justice
Religious Freedom
Strasbourg, France

Jessica spent her summer in Strasbourg, France working with the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ). The ECLJ is an international, Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights in Europe and worldwide.The ECLJ advocates in particular the protection of religious freedoms and the dignity of the person with the European Court of Human Rights and the other European Institutions. Jessica assisted the ECLJ with translating many petitions and documents to be used to raise awareness of current human rights issues in the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.


Palmer Hurst
2015
European Center for Law and Justice
Religious Freedom
Strasbourg, France

Palmer spent the summer interning with the European Center for Law and Justice in Strasbourg; France. The ECLJ focuses on promoting religious liberty, combatting human trafficking, and protecting the traditional family across Europe. Palmer and Christy, both rising 3Ls, assisted the ECLJ by translating and editing various legal documents, researching cases heard at the European Court of Human Rights, and assisting ECLJ counsel with articles and cases.


Christy Hurst
2015
European Center for Law and Justice
Religious Freedom
Strasbourg, France

Christy spent the summer interning with the European Center for Law and Justice in Strasbourg; France. The ECLJ focuses on promoting religious liberty, combatting human trafficking, and protecting the traditional family across Europe. Palmer and Christy, both rising 3Ls, assisted the ECLJ by translating and editing various legal documents, researching cases heard at the European Court of Human Rights, and assisting ECLJ counsel with articles and cases.


Ernie Walton
2010
European Centre for Law and Justice
Int'l Religious Freedom
Strasbourg, France

Ernie was headquartered in Strasbourg, France while working with the European Centre for Law and Justice, an organization that coordinates and supervises Christian attorneys throughout Europe who are defending the rights of believers to evangelize, worship, and live as Christians without fear of persecution or discrimination.


Stockton Brown
2014
Freedom Firm
Human Trafficking
Pune, India

Stockton interned with Freedom Firm, an anti-trafficking NGO that seeks to eradicate child sex trafficking in the red-light districts of Southeast Asia. Freedom Firm is directed by Regent Law Alumnus Evan Henck ('07) and carries out its mission by conducting on-the-ground investigations of red light areas known for exploiting children, assisting police in conducting raids, using its legal resources to prosecute traffickers, and by offering rescued girls hope through effective aftercare.


Kara Cooper
2010
Freedom Firm
Human Trafficking
Pune, India

Kara spent her summer in India working with Regent Law alum Evan Henck '07 at Freedom Firm, an organization combating human trafficking


Andrew Cziok
2012
Freedom Firm
Human Trafficking
Pune, India

Andrew (Drew) assisted with managing over 80 active cases and drafted memos for use by prosecutors to use in hearings and upcoming trials during his time in India with Freedom Firm. He completed a project that had been in the works since 2007, finalizing an amicus brief of sorts called a Writ of Petition that the High Court of Bombay can use to research the growing problem of traffickers who are improperly released on bond. Freedom Firm is dedicated to the liberation of children enslaved in commercial sexual exploitation, to their effective rehabilitation, and to justice against those who have profited from their misery. Despite having to operate within a frustrating legal system, Drew gained valuable experience that covers many aspects of life and said, "I got more than I could have ever expected out of this internship. I definitely furthered my legal education and will come back with stronger lawyering skills than when I left Regent in May, but more importantly, I have seen what I want to do when I graduate´┐Ż."


Jeana Publico
2011
Freedom Firm
Human Trafficking; Protection of Children
Pune, India

When asked "Whom shall I send?" second year law student Jeana Masters-Publico answered with a resounding "Here I am. Send me" (Is. 6:8). Little did she know such an answer would send her half a world away working with a cause near and dear to her heart. As an intern with India's faith-based Freedom Firm she is coming alongside Regent Law alumnus Evan Henck ('07) to not only play a role in rehabilitating children rescued from the sex slave trade and "exposing them to grace, peace and unconditional love," but she is also using her legal training to bring the people responsible for their captivity to justice. "This internship is an opportunity unlike any other to provide me with first hand insight in a field I feel I may be led to dedicate my life to."


Kyle Carter
2013
Freedom Firm
Human Trafficking; Protection of Children
Pune, India

Kyle Carter spent the summer after his 2L year working with Freedom Firm in India combatting sex trafficking. Freedom Firm is an anti-trafficking NGO that seeks to eradicate child sex trafficking in the red-light district of India. Kyle assisted with writing two briefs for public interest litigation filing in India's High Court. In addition, he conducted various research projects, including checking on the status of several cases, finding methods for more effectively using public resources to prosecute traffickers, and researching general Indian law relating to developing businesses in which trafficking victims can participate to earn a living. Freedom Firm provided Kyle with the opportunity to conduct substantive legal work and gain valuable insight into the inner workings of the criminal justice system in India.


Natasha Delille
2015
Freedom Firm and Alliance Defending Freedom
Human Trafficking and Religious Freedom
Austria

Natasha started off her summer interning with ADF International, a Christian law firm based in Vienna, Austria that works to develop legal strategies that protect religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage and family around the world. Natasha was primarily responsible for researching topics such as the rights of the unborn child and drafting letters to the European Court of Human Rights. Natasha later interned at Freedom Firm, a non-profit organization that works to combat sex trafficking in India by rescuing minor girls who have been sold into the commercial sex trade, restoring their identities, and seeking justice against those who perpetrate these crimes. Natasha is interning at Freedom Firm's office in Pune where Regent Law alum, Evan Henck, is the Regional Director. Natasha has travelled to different cities in India to hear Freedom Firm's cases argued in the High Courts, conducted legal research, and she has drafted a letter to the Commissioner of Police


Natasha Delille
2016
Gardner & Mendoza, PC
Immigration; Protection of Children
Virginia Beach, VA

Natasha interned with Gardner & Mendoza, a Virginia Beach law firm that specializes in the areas of Immigration Law and Criminal Law. As an intern for Gardner & Mendoza, Natasha worked on a variety of cases including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Asylum, and Temporary Protective Status (TPS).


Erica Weston
2013
General Counsel's Office for Campus Crusade for Christ
Rule of Law Development
Orlando, FL

Erica spent the summer working with Campus Crusade for Christ's General Counsel's Office in Orlando, Florida. Campus Crusade for Christ's primary goal is to start spiritual movements or revivals so that everyone will have access to Christ's saving grace. Erica was one of seven interns that worked with the General Councils Office where she researched and wrote briefs on labor law employer compliance, risk management, 1st amendment freedom for campus groups, state registration requirements for charitable solicitation, and non-profit entry formation in foreign countries.


Kelsi Herbert
2012
Generate Hope
Human Trafficking
San Diego, CA

Kelsi, a rising 2L, worked with GenerateHope, Inc., a San Diego based non-profit which provides comprehensive and long-term recovery programs, services, and housing for young women who have been trafficked, prostituted, or otherwise sexually exploited. Kelsi expanded on the work done by 2011 student intern Alana Martinez to research zoning information and classifications for expansion of the current GenerateHope Home in San Diego. To help advance the GenerateHope plan for a home for formally trafficked mothers with children, Kelsi researched key components to starting the home such as zoning, and occupancy and daycare laws. She also researched 501(c)(3) regulations for organizational fundraising. Kelsi also acted as an advocate for the girls on behalf of GenerateHope by helping them to find any outstanding warrants against them and contacting the appropriate public defenders for their cases. Kelsi "thoroughly enjoyed (her) work with the program" and plans to continue contact with GenerateHope in the future.


Alana Martinez
2011
Generate Hope, Inc.
Human Trafficking; Protection of Children
San Diego, CA

Alana Martinez is a rising 3L whose passion and calling to assist in the rehabilitation of victims of sexual slavery is clear. She is spending her summer interning at GenerateHope, Inc., a San Diego based non-profit which provides a comprehensive and long-term recovery program for young women who have been trafficked, prostituted, or otherwise sexually exploited. Martinez, a California native, values an internship in the state where she plans to practice law because it is giving her first-hand experience with both the legislative and practical sides of combating domestic sexual exploitation. "Just as Regent Law has helped me identify my calling to work with sexually trafficked victims, GenerateHope seeks to help each victim rehabilitate so that they too can recognize they have a specific calling."


Michael Aiello
2015
Hampton Commonwealth Attorneys Office
Protection of Children
Hampton, VA

Michael is interning with a Commonwealth Attorney's Office for a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Team. The office represents the Commonwealth in the prosecution of criminal defendants. His team specifically focuses on cases involving juveniles, family matters, and domestic violence. Michael attended court regularly and drafted various legal memoranda. His internship helped him learn how to become an effective trial attorney, uphold the rule of law, and make a difference in his community.


Courtney Marasigan
2016
Hampton Commonwealth's Attorneys Office
Protection of Children
Hampton, VA

Courtney interned with the Hampton Commonwealth's Attorneys' Office Juvenile Division (CAO). The CAO prosecutes cases on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the jurisdiction of Hampton. Courtney spent the majority of her time in Hampton's Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court utilizing her Third Year Practice certificate, which allows her to try real-life cases under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Specifically, Courtney interviewed witnesses, conducted cross-examinations, made disposition arguments in juvenile cases, handled domestic violence cases, and sat second chair in a Circuit Court jury trial. According to Courtney, working in a CAO provides a wealth of invaluable opportunities that are hard to come by anywhere else. She stated, "My confidence in the courtroom has increased drastically in just one summer spent at the CAO. I feel more prepared than ever for what the future has in store for me."


Anna Colby
2017
Handong International Law School
Refugees/Human Trafficking
Korea

Anna interned with Handong International Law School and several non-profit organizations in South Korea, working to combat sex trafficking, protect North Korean refugees, and advocate against abortion.


Reagan Hinton
2017
Handong International Law School
Refugees/Human Trafficking
Korea

Reagan interned with Handong International Law School and several non-profit organizations in South Korea, working to combat sex trafficking, protect North Korean refugees, and advocate against abortion.


Chelsea Mack
2016
HIAS
Refugees
Silver Spring, MD

Chelsea worked with HIAS in Silver Spring, MD. HIAS is a non-profit organization that focuses on helping refugees around the world. Chelsea assisted clients with their asylum petitions, researched cases, and drafted memoranda regarding various legal immigration issues.


Monica Bailey
2012
Hope For Justice - hopeforjustice.org.uk
Human Trafficking
Manchester, England

For 3L Monica Bailey, the decision to accept an internship at Hope for Justice in Manchester, England was easy to make, but not easy to implement. As a wife and mother of three young children, she knew the only way she could say yes to an internship overseas was if the Lord worked out the details. Through generous sponsorships, all her travel expenses were paid. Working with Hope for Justice, an organization that takes a comprehensive approach to eradicating labor and sex trafficking in England, Monica was tasked with creating a comparative laws analysis which was based on the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act and current UK laws to create a resource that Hope for Justice could use for reference in how to improve the laws in the UK.


Kellisia Hazlewood
2013
Human Rights Advocacy Center
Protection of Children
Ghana

Kellisia (Kelli) spent her summer working with Human Rights Advocacy Centre (HRAC) in Ghana working to assist and protect vulnerable individuals, communities, and other at risk groups. Kelli worked on primarily on the issue of gender-based violence by researching laws and increasing awareness. During her time in Ghana, Kelli interviewed clients and sat in on court proceedings and hearings twice a week under a supervising attorney. Kelli did not come to law school to work on human rights issues, but she has recently discovered that she is highly interested following this path. During her internship, she decided that she loves fighting for justice and advocating for those who do not have a voice.


Lindsey Brower
2014
International Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Protection of Children/Human Trafficking
Alexandria, VA

Lindsey interned with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC). ICMEC is a policy-based, non-profit organization that provides resources, research, reports, and trainings for countries around the world in order to protect children from sexual exploitation and abduction.


Pamela Dodge
2015
International Justice Mission
Human Trafficking
India

Pam served as a legal intern this summer with International Justice Mission in South Asia. IJM seeks to protect the poor against violence by partnering with nationals to rescue victims, prosecute perpetrators, restore victims, and ultimately to transform justice systems. Pam worked with the legal team to combat sex trafficking by researching various legal issues--including the use of video conferencing for victim testimony--and writing research briefs for the IJM advocates. Pam described her time with the IJM team in South Asia as inspirational and humbling.


Krystle Blanchard
2014
International Justice Mission
Rule of Law
Washington, DC

Interning for the very organization that led her to law school and the call to be a human rights Lawyer was a dream come true for Krystle Blanchard. Krystle interned with International Justice Mission (IJM), a Christian non-profit whose goal is to fight violence against the poor in foreign countries by rescuing victims, holding criminals accountable, restoring survivors, and transforming justice systems. Although Krystle was originally set to intern in IJM's field office in Kenya, unfortunately, due to serious terrorist threats, IJM decided not to send interns. Thankfully, Krystle was placed at the IJM D.C. office and was able to work remotely for the Kenya office.


Michael Aiello
2014
International Justice Mission
Child Sexual Assault and Citizenship Rights
Thailand

Michael interned with International Justice Mission in IJM's Thailand office. IJM is a Christian International Non-Governmental Organization whose mission is to bring justice to the poor that suffer violent oppression. IJM accomplishes its mission through legal prosecution, professional aftercare programs, investigation, and working alongside local law enforcement. IJM has twenty field offices throughout the world, each of which has its own focus area(s) ranging from combating slavery, sex trafficking, sexual violence, property grabbing, police abuse of power, and citizenship rights abuse. IJM Thailand focuses on child sexual assault cases and hill tribe citizenship rights.


Kevin Hoffman
2012
International Justice Mission
Protection of Children; Int'l Rule of Law Development
Rwanda

"Holistic Immersion" is the phrase that best describes the experience of Kevin Hoffman the summer following his first year in law school. Kevin spent the summer in Kigali, Rwanda working with International Justice Mission's office living out his passion for justice and service. IJM is most well-known for its anti-human trafficking work throughout the world. In Rwanda, however, the focus is assisting the Rwandan Government in the prosecution of criminal and civil cases of child sexual assault. "The sheer emotional impact of riding to court in the same vehicle as one of our four-year-old clients and her father was both heart-breaking and inspiring. The impact of this stayed with me for the remainder of my internship." This and several of his other experiences will follow Kevin in his pursuit of justice and service through his legal career as a rising 2L and an ambassador of Christ.


Reagan Hinton
2016
International Justice Mission
Rule of Law; Land Grabbing
Uganda

Reagan interned with International Justice Mission (IJM) in Gulu, Uganda. International Justice Mission seeks to protect the poor against violence by partnering with nationals to rescue victims, prosecute perpetrators, restore victims, and ultimately to transform justice systems. IJM Gulu focuses on property grabbing cases involving widows and orphans and inheritance rights for women. During her internship, Reagan's primary project was to draft a legal memorandum on the issue of domestic violence in Northern Uganda and to create a book on succession law for judges, attorneys, and clients. According to Reagan, "This internship has changed the direction of my life and ignited a passion in me for victims of domestic abuse in the United States and around the world."


Lorri Ann Drazan
2017
Jerusalem Institute of Justice
Rule of Law/Human Trafficking/Religious Freedom
Israel

Lorri Ann interned with the Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ), working to combat human rights violations in the Palestinian territories, advocate against genocide at the United Nations, and combat human trafficking.


Joshua Charles
2015
Jerusalem Institute of Justice
Rule of Law
Israel

Joshua interned at the Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ) in Israel. JIJ focuses on largely Israel-centric issues, but particularly the state of Palestinian human rights in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Joshua focused on expanding JIJ's relationships with various Palestinian contacts, as well as on a land dispute issue between Israel and a Christian Palestinian farmer south of Bethlehem.


Michaela Pannell
2016
Jerusalem Institute of Justice
Human Rights
Israel

Michaela interned for the Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ) in Jerusalem, Israel. JIJ is an NGO that fights for human rights in the Middle East, especially in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Michaela had the opportunity to work on a couple different projects while also assisting other interns in their projects. Her main research project involved conducting legal research and analysis relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Josue Casanova
2016
Jerusalem Institute of Justice
Human Rights
Israel

Josue Casanova interned with the Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ) in Jerusalem, Israel. JIJ is an NGO that fights for human rights in the Middle East, especially in Israel and the Palestinian territories. While interning at JIJ, Josue helped fight for Israeli and Palestinian rights in three ways. First, he researched how Hamas is using Palestinian children for child labor and terrorism, and how Hamas can be held accountable via international law. Second, he created content for social media to fight the BDS movement, a movement that attacks Israel financially and seeks to delegitimize Israel in the eyes of the international community. Third, he helped JIJ advocate for an anti-prostitution law in the Knesset (Israeli Parliament), including by interviewing a girl who escaped prostitution and then transcribing that interview so JIJ has a written source they can cite. According to Josue, this internship with JIJ "was an amazing opportunity to combine my different passions in ways I never thought possible. It invited and inspired me to think about the law and advocacy in entirely new ways."


Tiffany Bennett
2014
Jubilee Campaign
Religious Freedom/Human Trafficking
Fairfax, VA

Tiffany Bennett interned with Jubilee Campaign, which is led by Regent Law alumna Ann Buwalda. Jubilee Campaign is a nonprofit organization that promotes the human rights and religious liberty of ethnic and religious minorities, particularly in Muslim and communist nations. Jubilee assists individuals and families seeking asylum in the West from religious-based persecution and promotes the care and well-being of larger groups of refugees fleeing religious and ethnic persecution.


Jaclyn Walliser
2013
Jubilee Campaign
Int'l Religious Freedom
Fairfax, VA

Jaclyn spent her summer working for Jubilee Campaign and Just Law International in Washington, D.C. on religious freedom and immigration asylum issues. During that time, Jaclyn wrote a brief for an asylum trial, attended immigration asylum court trials, sat in multiple client consultations, wrote a brief that requested an organization to be designated as a foreign terrorist organization, petitioned the International Criminal Court to prosecute three terrorist organization leaders, and researched the United States foreign policy towards North Korea. Jaclyn's work was used and appreciated by the staff at Jubilee Campaign, and she feels re-affirmed in her calling to be a Christian Attorney working in the field of human rights.


Sarah Jane Norris
2014
Jubilee Campaign
Religious Freedom & Refugees
Fairfax, VA

Sarah Jane interned with Jubilee Campaign where she worked on several projects involving Boko Haram and the kidnapped Chibok girls. One of the projects was drafting a bill for the Nigerian Congress to ensure that assets that are forfeited to the Nigerian government are distributed back to the victims of terrorism.


Charity Ramsey
2011
Jubilee Campaign
Human Trafficking
Fairfax, VA

Rising 3L Charity Ramsey came to law school to pursue a career in human rights advocacy. Her summer internship with Regent Law alumna Ann Buwalda ('90) and Jubilee Campaign USA-which promotes the human rights and religious liberty of ethnic and religious minorities around the world-is an integral step in empowering her to practice her passion. Working entirely with Jubilee's pro-bono cases, she is especially excited about utilizing her knowledge of immigration law in learning the ins and outs of asylum and refugee cases. She takes her role as a representative of Regent Law and a leader in training very seriously and believes she is "changing the world one case and campaign at a time."


Sarah Drury
2012
Jubilee Campaign
Int'l Religious Freedom
Washington, DC

Sarah spent the summer after her 2L year following her calling to advocate "for those who have no voice and are being mistreated" by interning with Jubilee Campaign in Fairfax, VA. Jubilee Campaign is an organization founded by Regent Alum Ann Buwalda, which promotes the human rights of ethnic and religious minorities, particularly in Muslim and Communist Countries. Jubilee Campaign also advocates for the release of prisoners of conscience and works to protect vulnerable women and children from bodily harm and sexual exploitation. In addition to attending immigration hearings and following cases through from client consultation to end result, Sarah was also able to attend several events with other individuals working to end human rights abuses in North Korea, a fervent personal passion of hers. Sarah also worked on research projects for Jubilee Campaign to assist their work in Africa. Sarah's internship with Jubilee Campaign provided her with a unique entry point into the world of human rights advocacy.


Sarah Decker
2014
Justice Fellowship
Prisoner Restoration
Lansdowne, VA

Sarah interned with Justice Fellowship, the legal and policy arm of Prison Fellowship. Sarah assisted Justice Fellowship attorneys in drafting reports to congressmen about areas in the criminal justice system that need legal reform.


Paul Davis
2013
Justice Ventures International
Human Trafficking
Washington, DC

Paul spent his summer working with Justice Ventures International (JVI), a non-profit organization working on human rights issues in India and China. JVI's work consists primarily of fighting human trafficking and bonded labor and defending the rights of the urban poor. Paul researched Indian tax law to establish whether JVI's contracted Indian workers were required to be taxed under a new service tax law. The project was a great learning experience and helped build upon the legal reasoning and writing skills he learned in the first year of law school. The second project Paul completed was writing a memorandum addressing how JVI could form a closer legal relationship with another law firm. Paul was able to interact with the President of the organization on a regular basis, which helped him gain insightful perspective into his future career.


Ellen Rolda
2017
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Protecting Children
Newport News, VA

Ellen interned with the Newport News Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, working on cases involving child abuse and juvenile delinquency.


Kristy Mutchler
2013
Kansas Dept. For Childrens and Families
Human Trafficking; Rule of Law Development
Topeka, KS

Kristy worked with the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF). Kristy's main task was to plan and coordinate a meeting that united the staff at DCF's central office to the new protocols outlined in "H.B. 2034," which decriminalized child prostitution and set up other provisions to address the issue. Through her internship, Kristy gleaned valuable work experience in a government agency setting and learned how statutory change plays out in reality. The internship also demonstrated the government's role in facilitating this change among stakeholders, which provided a great learning experience. According to Kristy, "this was an excellent internship . . . and it challenged me in my analytical skills."


Heather Pate
2013
Kyampisi Child Care Ministries
Human Trafficking
Uganda

Heather Pate spent the summer after her 2L year working with Kyampisi Childcare Ministries (KCM), a NGO that primarily supports community development and child empowerment programs in the Kyampisi village in Uganda. In the wake of a large increase of incidents of child sacrifice, KCM's focus has shifted primarily to assisting victims of child sacrifice and raising awareness that such practices exist within Uganda. Heather interviewed different advocates, lawyers, government representatives, and police officers to begin to ascertain the legal process for prosecuting such cases. Through these interviews and other research, Heather drafted a comprehensive report on prosecuting cases of child sacrifice after researching approximately sixty-one local child sacrifice cases. Heather was able to use her legal skills and knowledge to assist KCM in understanding how the justice system works and make the legal connections KCM needs to bring justice to the victims.


Palmer Hurst
2014
Land & Equity Movement
Protection of Women & Children
Kampala

Palmer interned with Land & Equity Movement in Uganda, a Christian non-profit dedicated to protecting the property rights of widows. Palmer worked on many projects, including representing underserved Ugandans in court, drafting court documents, presenting reports to important stakeholders, and raising awareness for land conflicts.


Gloria Dandridge
2016
Land and Equity Movement of Uganda
Rule of Law; Land Grabbing
Uganda

Gloria interned with the Land and Equity Movement of Uganda (LEMU), an organization that uses law and politics to bring change to Uganda by stimulating debate about land tenure and helping to protect the land rights of the vulnerable population in Uganda. Gloria conducted legal research on land grabbing, edited policy briefs, and even attended a mediation.


Chelsea Mack
2015
Land and Equity Movement of Uganda
Rule of Law/Land Grabbing
Uganda

Chelsea interned with the Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU) in Kampala, Uganda. The organization focuses on increasing access to land rights for the poor and vulnerable. Chelsea continued a project involving land grabbing research, researched how LEMU can change from a Membership NGO to a Movement NGO, and traveled to other parts of Uganda to see firsthand the issues that LEMU handles. For Chelsea, "the experience was full of learning about the different cultures within Uganda and how they affect the work that LEMU carries out," and she "really enjoyed getting to know the people and culture of Uganda!"


Linda Waits-Kamau
2016
Land and Equity Movement of Uganda
Rule of Law; Land Grabbing
Uganda

Linda interned with the Land and Equity Movement of Uganda (LEMU), an organization that uses law and politics to bring change to Uganda by stimulating debate about land tenure and helping to protect the land rights of the vulnerable population in Uganda. Linda worked with LEMU's Executive Director on increasing the visibility of LEMU and Customary land tenure issues and to delineate the differences between customary land tenure and Freehold land tenure. She also worked to develop communications proposals to promote development of Customary land tenure documentation that is a fair representation of family ownership (by inheritance) or use of community land based upon the family or community Customary land laws of each regional clan on a community-by-community basis.


Maitte Barrientos
2015
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
Immigration and Human Trafficking

Maitte spent her summer interning as a law clerk for Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center. Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center is a grassroots, community-based organization working to provide high-quality legal services to low-income immigrants. Las Americas' clients are among some of the most vulnerable immigrants at the center of today's immigration reform debates. In addition to facing severe economic challenges, many of the immigrants Las America works with are also victims of violence and persecution in their countries of origin. Some have also experienced victimization at the hands of smugglers and opportunists en route to and after arriving in the U.S.


Allysa Martinez
2013
Legal Action for Persons with Disabilities
Int'l Rule of Law Development
Uganda

Allysa Martinez spent her summer working with Legal Action for Persons with Disabilities Uganda (LAPD), a NGO that works to protect people with disabilities. During her time at LAPD, Allysa interviewed 41 individuals in a peer support group for people with mental illnesses and their caregivers and wrote a report that highlighted various abuses received from heath facilities throughout Uganda, the local communities, and the Ugandan society as a whole. The report ended with recommendations for improving treatment for mentally ill persons in Uganda, recommendations for legal reforms, and recommendations concerning salient cases of human rights violations in which LAPD ought to intervene. Allysa feels confident that God orchestrated her internship from beginning to end.


Julianna Battenfield
2016
Legal Aid Clinic
Poverty
SC

Julianna interned at South Carolina Legal Services ("SCLS") in Greenville, South Carolina. SCLS represents any individual below 150% of the federal poverty level in legal matters within their priorities, including domestic violence, adoptions, immigration petitions, and other areas where an injustice must be remedied. Julianna worked on almost one hundred different cases in the areas of family law, contracts, property, appellate advocacy, immigration, health insurance, bankruptcy, fraud, landlord-tenant, and housing.


Aaron Seymour
2012
Middle East Concern
Int'l Religious Freedom; Int'l Rule of Law Development
Egypt

Aaron interned with an organization in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). For the sake of safety the organization will remain unnamed. The organization is composed of an association of Christian agencies and individuals who advocate on behalf of human rights, document religious persecution for an ACLJ report, act as a Special Rapporteur for the Issue of Human Rights in Iran, and collaborate on a much larger project surveying religious freedom as it pertains to state provisions of education in the MENA region. Aaron, a rising 3L, considers himself blessed to partake in many unique experiences during his internship.


Brandan Goodwin
2017
Mongolia Parliament
Rule of Law/Religious Freedom
Mongolia

Brandan interned with the National Legal Institute, the policy think tank of the Mongolian government. Brandan worked on various legal issues, including rule of law development, revising the commercial code, and promoting separation of powers.


Allysa Martinez
2014
Mosaic Family Services
Protection of Women
Dallas, TX

Allysa interned with Mosaic Family Services, a non-profit organization that serves victims of domestic violence, human trafficking survivors, and refugees. Allysa drafted motions and petitions and completed immigration papers on behalf of abused women.


Natalya Dennett
2011
Movement Soprotivlenie
Int'l Rule of Law Development
Moscow, Russia

First year law student Natalya Merkuryeva-Dennett is from Saint Petersburg, Russia and is glad to be returning to her home country to intern at Moscow's Soprotivlenie. At this non-profit organization Natalya is working first-hand with the witnesses and victims of crimes who do not know the law or their rights, and who cannot afford to hire the attorneys they so desperately need. Not only that, but she is excited to be learning the criminal code of the Russian Federation and to help organize "Victim Support Europe," a conference that unites similar organizations from all across the continent. "I think this experience is amazing. A lot of people don't know the law and don't know about their rights, so I talk to the victims of crimes and use my knowledge of the law to help them."


Andrea Atkinson
2015
National District Attorneys Association
Protection of Children
Virginia

Andrea worked for the National District Attorneys Association, which is located in Alexandria, Virginia. The NDAA was formed in 1950 by local prosecutors to give a focal point to advance their causes and issues at the national level. The issues NDAA focuses on include child abuse, animal abuse, and gang violence. In addition to representing the views of prosecutors at the national level, the NDAA also provides prosecutors with various resources and training seminars. Andrea's primary project was to research and compile sentencing guidelines for various crimes, including those against minors, for prosecutors to use in every state.


Elissa Polley
2013
National District Attorneys Association (NDAA)
Human Trafficking; Protection of Children
Arlington, VA

Elissa served as a law fellow for the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) and Shared Hope International. While working with Shared Hope, Elissa assisted with the Protected Innocence Challenge, an annual analysis and grading of each state's laws relating to domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST). Elissa researched statutory changes for a number of states and updated the state charts to reflect new changes she discovered. For the NDAA, Elissa conducted legal research regarding how states can use nuisance/loitering laws to curb trafficking and prostitution. According to Elissa, "The work I was able to take part in this summer was amazing and it wasn't just 'practice,' as some internships provide. The work I did will be used to fight human trafficking and child abuse around the globe."


Leigh Carter Budwell
2014
National Legal Foundation
Religious Freedom
Virginia Beach, VA

Carter interned with the National Legal Foundation, a Christian non-profit dedicated to protecting religious freedom. Carter assisted the National Legal Foundation in drafting amicus briefs in cases throughout the country involving same-sex marriage.


Nicole Tutrani
2013
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Protection of Children
Norfolk, VA

Nicole Tutrani spent her summer working with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) on a wide variety of legal issues, including general crimes, fraud, sexual assault, and domestic violence. NCIS prioritizes sexual assault and child pornography cases, and the majority of investigations were assigned to the sexual assault taskforce, to which Nicole was assigned. She was allowed to do what the Special Agents did as long as it would not require her to testify in court. Nicole worked closely with the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD) where sat in on interviews with women who were abused. Nicole also followed-up with subpoenas; analyzed the legality of searches and seizures; researched exceptions to the Fourth Amendment in a military setting; searched court and docket records at various courthouses for investigative purposes; analyzed sexual assault statutes under federal, state, and military law; and provided assistance to the agents in terms of statutory interpretation. During her time with NCIS, Nicole learned how to apply the law in real life scenarios.


Danielle Gallaher
2013
NDAA/SharedHope
Human Trafficking
Arlington, VA

Danielle served as an intern for the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse (NCPCA) at the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA). NCPCA provides training, technical assistance, publications, and resources for prosecutors and allied professionals across the country. NCPCA provided a tailored work experience to further Danielle's career goal of being a prosecutor who focuses on cases of human trafficking. Danielle first assisted Shared Hope International on the Protected Innocence Challenge, an initiative that analyzes and grades state legislation relating to the sex trafficking of children in the United States. Danielle had the unique opportunity of analyzing Wyoming's first anti-human trafficking legislation and examining its strengths and weaknesses. The second half of Danielle's internship was spent with the NDAA where she was chosen to train prosecutors and law enforcement in the western pacific region on human trafficking prosecutions and investigations. During this time, Danielle performed administrative tasks, collected transcripts of expert testimony in human trafficking cases, and collected and briefed cases for the NDAA with a specific emphasis on cases with elements of force, fraud, and coercion. Through her internship, Danielle gained valuable experience and feels fully prepared to work at a prosecutor's office.


Holly Godwin
2012
New Light India
Human Trafficking; Protection of Children
West Bengal, India

Her willingness to go to the other side of the world is what took 2L Holly Godwin to Kolkata, India last summer. She believes she is called to use the passion she has to end human trafficking to help others rather than merely advance her future law career. New Light is an organization that has provided shelter, educational opportunities, recreational facilities, healthcare and legal aid for the children, girls and women in the Kalighat community in Kolkata since 2000. Throughout her internship, Holly researched the Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP), a report used by the United States Department of State in assessing what strides a nation is making in addressing human trafficking. Holly also researched the growing trend of "fast courts" in India, a new program to bring justice to trafficked people more quickly. Holly also interviewed women and children helping to bring their stories to New Light's blog. Working with the victims gave her invaluable insight not only into the sex trafficking industry in India, but also the courts and legal system.


Regina Goff
2012
Office of the Secretary fo State - KS
Immigration
Topeka, KS

Regina considers her time with the Kansas Secretary of State as "eventful" and a "true blessing." She describes the Secretary of State's Office as "the filing cabinet for State government," which allowed her to be involved with many important issues. During her internship, Regina's primary responsibility was acting as a law clerk to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Ryan Kriegshauser. Regina had the opportunity to contribute to many legal writings, including drafting candidate objection board orders in the state congressional redistricting dispute. Regina also wrote the first draft of several briefs filed 42 U.S.C. 1988 portion of the Essex v. Kobach lawsuit, which she describes as an "extraordinarily fulfilling" task.


Rebekah Kaylor
2012
Operation Blessing International
Human Trafficking
Japan

During her time in Japan with Operation Blessing, Rebekah pursued her passion for fighting human trafficking. Working with Operation Blessing, Rebekah developed ground-level research regarding human trafficking in Japan. Rebekah was able to couple academic research on human trafficking in the Japanese National Diet Library with hands-on experience interviewing shelter director, domestic violence counselors, pastors, and a Japanese government immigration advisor. Of particular interest to Rebekah was the domestic violence and human trafficking issues that followed the tsunami disaster in the Tohoku region of Japan. Rebekah, a rising 3L, is very grateful for the opportunity to have served in Japan. "I was overwhelmed that God opened this opportunity to be able to go to Japan and pursue an internship regarding fighting human trafficking, which is one of the main reasons I wanted to come to law school."


Benjamin Goodrich
2013
ORPHAN SECURE
Human Trafficking; Protection of Children; Rule of Law Development
Los Angeles, CA

Ben Goodrich spent the summer after his 2L year at Orphan Secure (OS), a nonprofit organization that specializes in security and vulnerability assessments of orphanages and the education of foreign law enforcement in the proper and most effective procedures in the investigation of offenses surrounding the sexual trafficking and exploitation of children around the globe. OS is made up completely of a voluntary staff with varying backgrounds in federal and state law enforcement, as well as military investigations and special operations warfare. As OS's first legal intern, Ben was able to provide OS with guidance on various legal issues OS encounters. He provided OS with written memoranda of his research as well as a comprehensive survey on federal and state law surrounding sexual exploitation and organized crime. Ben also provided OS with general legal research relating to the liability for advisory board members of an LLC, non-compete agreements and their effects on nonprofits, nonprofit tax status exemptions and the use of integrated auxiliaries, and the use of nonprofits as holding companies. Through his internship, Ben gained valuable insight into various international laws relating to the protection of children and gained practical experience in performing legal work for a non-profit organization. According to Ben, he was "truly blessed through his participation with OS and feels the people he met and the connections he made will greatly serve him in both his personal and professional development."


Destinee Easley
2017
Paz y Esperanza
Human Trafficking
Peru

Destinee interned for Paz y Esperanza in Huanuco, Peru as part of their Andemos internship program, which aims to mobilize people from different countries who desire to serve and build relationships with the most vulnerable people in Latin America.


Gregory Lush
2012
Peace and Reconciliation Project
Int'l Rule of Law Development
Uganda

Greg's summer was spent with Jubilee Campaign's Peace and Reconciliation Project in northern Uganda. In the wake of Uganda's civil war, the Peace and Reconciliation Project's aim is to bring hope and restoration to war torn areas and to combat the depredations left by years of totalitarian rule followed by civil war. Greg, a rising 3L, had the opportunity to serve the attorneys for the Justice Centre, focusing on mediation and case resolution. By evaluating potential clients claims, Greg helped the Justice Centre attorneys decide which cases to pursue. From Greg's perspective, "this internship was an experience that will happen only once in my life, and I am extremely grateful that I had this opportunity. This internship and our experiences here have been a huge blessing to us; I only hope that we have been as much of a blessing to them."


Kirckland Schweitzer
2012
Peace and Reconciliation Project
Int'l Rule of Law Development
Uganda

Kirk spent the summer after his 2L year working with Jubilee Campaign's Peace and Reconciliation Project in northern Uganda. In the wake of Uganda's civil war, the Peace and Reconciliation Project's aim is to bring hope and restoration to war torn areas and to combat "the depredations left by years of totalitarian rule followed by civil war." During his time in Uganda, Kirk was able to work closely with local judicial officials, observe court proceedings, and gain insightful perspectives into the Ugandan judicial system. He joined attorneys and legal volunteers in the field on a rotating basis to resolve land dispute mediations. Kirk's reflection of many his experiences in Uganda share a common theme, "It was great to see cases resolved like this outside of court." Contrasting the American experience, Kirk spent his summer living out a unique opportunity to pursue peace and infuse hope into a broken society using mediation and reconciliation as an alternative to the litigation process.


Daniel Tirle
2015
People to People Foundation
Protection of Children
Romania

Daniel interned with People to People Romania, a Christian charity that helps institutionalized and poor children with their basic needs (e.g., food, health care, good quality education) and with opportunities to transition into the workforce once they leave the social system. Daniel, a rising 2L, was primarily responsible for assisting institutionalized young men transition into the workforce and/or college once they finish high school by helping with their applications and securing economic support until they are financially independent--all this, while encouraging these young men to seek and meet the One true Provider of all needs.


Sean Reilly
2014
Renewal Forum
Human Trafficking
Washington, DC

Sean interned with the Renewal Forum, a non-profit that works to combat the sexual exploitation of children by means of research, education, and creating awareness. Sean assisted Renewal forum by research state laws relating to human trafficking and also researching whether a municipality can be held liable for the failure of law enforcement to protect victims of trafficking.


Margaret Iha
2012
Restoration Ministries
Human Trafficking
Washington, DC

Margaret, a rising 2L, spent her Summer at Restoration Ministries in Washington D.C. Since 2008, Restoration Ministries has been building relationships with trafficked women and girls through Bible studies, spiritual retreats, mentoring, and support groups in the D. C. area. Margaret split her time between work at the Youth Services Center and the Psychiatric Hospital of Washington. Her other responsibilities included creating agreements and waivers for incoming interns, volunteers, and contractors. She also attended monthly task force meetings and meetings with a District Attorney working on trafficking cases. In Margaret's words, "I know I made an impact on the lives of some of the girls I met, including one girl whose life trajectory changed dramatically as the result of God using me and the other RM team members for intervention and intercession."


Matthew Watson
2011
Richmond Justice Initiative
Human Trafficking
Richmond, VA

Matthew Watson is a rising 2L who was drawn to the Richmond Justice Initiative (RJI) for many reasons. "Regent University's motto, 'Christian leadership to change the world,' is happening right now at RJI. I believe I have been called to advocate and defend those who cannot do so for themselves." Not only is working with this modern day faith-based abolitionist organization giving him experience doing research and drafting legal documents that are directly impacting the human trafficking trade, but it is serving as a great opportunity for him to network and make contacts in the field which he intends to pursue after graduating in 2013.


Kristen LeBoeuf
2011
Richmond Justice Initiative
Human trafficking
Richmond, VA

Few people have the unwavering resolve that drives rising 2L Nicole LeBoeuf. "I believe that human trafficking is one of the most despicable crimes to ever exist. Traffickers generally prey on the poor, needy, and destitute and it's a crime that typically targets children and women. I think it is our Christian duty to fight human trafficking." She is excited to spend her summer interning with the Richmond Justice Initiative (RJI), working alongside legislators, attorneys, the attorney general, and other political leaders to amend Virginia human trafficking laws and secure more funding for the fight against modern day slavery. "The Lord called me to the legal profession for this specific purpose."


Marie Krouse
2011
Richmond Justice Initiative
Human Trafficking
Richmond, VA

First year law student Marie Krouse is one of four Regent Law students spending the summer working for the Richmond Justice Initiative (RJI) in the fight against domestic human trafficking. As an intern with RJI's policy and legislation team, she is gaining great insight and experience on the life-journey of a bill, from its inception to its enactment as a law. She is also thankful to bring light to one of the greatest areas of darkness in the world. "By seeking to raise awareness of the issue of human trafficking and lobbying for laws against it, we are defending those who can't defend themselves and being the voice and love of God in a place where most have lost all hope."


Stephen Seefried
2011
Richmond Justice Initiative
Human trafficking
Richmond, VA

Stephen Seefried is a rising 3L who believes that his calling is directly tied to the mission of the Center for Global Justice. "My goal is to advance the gospel, human rights, and social justice in the United States and abroad through competent criminal prosecution, defense, and legal consultation. The Center's mission to promote human rights and the rule of law coincides entirely with my goal." His summer internship with the Richmond Justice Initiative-where he and three other interns from Regent are combating human trafficking at the legislative level- is providing the invaluable insight and experience that are crucial to his pursuit of those goals.


Paul Davis
2014
Sixty Feet
Rule of Law & Protection of Children
Uganda

Paul Davis interned with Sixty Feet, a Christian non-profit that serves the imprisoned children of Uganda in Jesus' name. Paul served as Sixty Feet's Legal Director, overseeing a diversion pilot program, conducting legal education for children and volunteers, reviewing contracts, and drafting reports on Ugandan legislation relating to children.


Abigail Skeans
2013
Sixty Feet
Protection of Children; Rule of Law Development
Uganda

After a groundbreaking summer internship in 2012 with Sixty Feet, 3L Abigail Skeans (Abby) returned to Uganda to expand upon the work she began in the previous year. Sixty Feet, a Christian nonprofit organization, exists to bring hope and restoration to the imprisoned children. According to some estimates, nearly 85% of the imprisoned children in Uganda should never have been exposed the juvenile penal system at all, while the other 15% remain in prison much longer than necessary. Primarily, Abby designed and implemented a legal literacy clinic for juveniles to equip them to fairly and competently access justice. She also assisted the Ugandan judiciary in developing plea bargaining procedures for juveniles. After two summer internships and working with Sixty Feet throughout the school year, Abby has seen the Lord use her to accomplish tangible change in the Ugandan juvenile justice system.


Abigail Skeans
2012
Sixty Feet
Protection of Children; Rule of Law Development
Uganda

Abigail has had a heart for justice and the rule of law since childhood. Due to some difficult circumstances in her family, Abigail witnessed the effects of a "broken system" and wanted to do something to help kids who desperately need advocates to protect them when the law does not. After coming to Regent Law, Abigail was put in touch with an organization called Sixty Feet, a group created to bring hope and restoration to the imprisoned children of Uganda in Jesus' name by addressing juvenile justice issues. As part of the program, Abigail assisted in training lawyers and judges on plea bargaining agreements and instructed the social welfare and probation officers on how to effectively counsel the juveniles. Abigail agreed to develop an electronic database system which she will work on throughout the year until her return to Uganda next summer to continue the pursuit of justice for children in that country.


Minyeon Ryou
2011
Somyoung Law Firm & Advcates for Public Interest Law
Human Trafficking; Int'l Religious Freedom
Seoul, South Korea

A diverse background and sensitivity to cultural differences are gifts that first year law student Monica Ryou is excited to draw from and share in her summer internships and future legal endeavors. She is spending the summer in her home country of South Korea working between Somyoung Law Firm and Advocates for Public Interest Law, which focus on international religious freedoms and human trafficking. She considers these internships a part of how she can show gratitude to both countries which have helped form her identity as a Korean-American. "It is my responsibility to give back those blessings and opportunities so that my action would inspire the future immigrants to do the same thing when they achieve their dream."


Emily Arthur
2014
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
Human Trafficking/Immigration
El Paso, TX

Emily Arthur split her summer interning with Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center (LAIAC) and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA). LAIAC is a non-profit dedicated to serving the legal needs of low income immigrants, including refugees and battered women, and is based out of El Paso Texas. TRLA is also a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas and represents migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout Texas and other southern states.


Mary Hill
2012
The A21 Campaign
Human Trafficking
Ukraine

Mary spent her summer in Ukraine researching and raising awareness about human trafficking issues for the A21 Campaign. The A21 Campaign stands for "Abolishing Injustice in the 21st Century" and has responded to the need to step-up and rescue victims of trafficking throughout many parts of Europe. Mary, a rising 3L, was tasked with researching and writing a report highlighting the particularly brutal human trafficking in Eastern Europe. She was also charged with creating pamphlets containing the legal rights for both foreigners trafficked to Ukraine and Ukrainian victims of trafficking. Beyond her research and awareness work, Mary also contributed to the A21 shelter program by staying in the transition home and teaching English lessons. Mary describes her time in Kiev, Ukraine as "especially exciting," and enjoyed adding the city to her travel experiences.


Anastasios Kamoutsas
2012
The A21 Campaign
Human Trafficking
Thessaloniki, Greece

Anastasios (Stasi) worked as an intern with A21 Campaign Greece summer of 2012 to abolish injustice. In the fall of his second term in law school, Stasi developed a passion to "contribute in some way, shape or form" to anti-human trafficking efforts. In Greece, Stasi worked with the A21 Campaign. The A21 Campaign stands for "Abolishing Injustice in the 21st Century" and has responded to the need to step-up and rescue victims of trafficking throughout many parts of Europe. During his internship, Stasi was tasked with the restructuring and organization of the A21 Campaign's feasibility report. The result was a step-by-step process for future individuals who wish to start a branch of the A21 Campaign in other countries. Stasi also worked extensively with the Trafficking in Person's Report (TIP), a comprehensive report conducted by the State Department. His work on this project honed his legal research and writing skills, while allowing him to work on an issue central to the battle for human rights around the world.


Brittany Marshall
2012
The Dream Center
Human Trafficking
Los Angelos, CA

Brittany Marshall is a 2L whose calling is to work as a human rights advocate. She spent her summer in California working with The Dream Center LA-Project Hope. Project Hope is an organization working to restore victims of sex trafficking. Brittany had the unique opportunity to spend her summer working directly with the victims of trafficking throughout their process of restoration. Working with The Dream Center's restoration home allowed Brittany to see first-hand the scars that human trafficking leaves on its victims. Brittany is deeply moved with compassion for the vulnerable in society and seeks to give individuals the "opportunity to encounter the love of God displayed in Jesus Christ." Her internship with Project Hope gave her the opportunity to share the love of God as she built relationships with survivors in their journey to restoration.


Jessica Krentz
2013
The Land and Equity Movement: Uganda
Protection of Children; Rule of Law Development
Kampala

When asked to describe her summer in Uganda working for Land and Equity Movement (LEMU) and the Northern Uganda Land Platform (NULP), rising 2L Jessica Krentz called it one of the "hardest and best" experiences of her life. According to Jessica, "land is being stolen from the weak by the powerful" throughout Uganda. LEMU, a Christian non-profit organization, seeks to protect the weak, primarily windows and orphans, by combatting land grabbing and promoting a harmonized and effective justice system for society's most vulnerable people. NULP assists organizations like LEMU by collaborating with organizations on issues of land grabbing and by organizing combined data and resources to achieve each other's goals. Jessica assisted in LEMU's mission of combatting land grabbing by creating a report that analyzed various case strategies for resolving land-grabbing conflicts and by drafting various policy briefs that were submitted to various government agencies.


Leah Oswald
2016
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation
Protection of Women; Protection of Children
Washington, DC

Leah Oswald interned with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) in Washington, D.C. NCOSE is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to stopping pornography and exposing the links between pornography and sexual exploitation. NCOSE is the oldest national organization that is dedicated to exposing the dangers of pornography and stopping it use. Leah worked in the law center at NCOSE updating and editing the Sexually-Orientated Business manual (a manual that is used my local governments to enact ordinances aimed at curbing sexually orientated businesses, such as strip clubs). The Center for Global Justice Student Staff also has helped NSOSE on the manual.


Nicole Tutrani
2012
The Samaritan Women
Human Trafficking
Joppa, MD

Nicole spent her internship in Baltimore City working for the organization The Samaritan Women. The Samaritan Women is a Christian non-profit that functions as a transition home for women in crisis, a culinary vocational training program, and a urban farm that grows produce to support their vocational and therapeutic programs. In addition to their hands-on approach, The Samaritan Women is also leading a state-wide justice initiative to combat human trafficking. Nicole was tasked with creating a step-by-step plan for transitioning the Maryland code over to a "Safe Harbor" system of legislation. She had to first identify the applicable statutes and then determine what kind of trafficking legislation was missing from the Maryland code. . Nicole highly valued her time at The Samaritan Women as truly rewarding. She says, "The beauty in all of this was how much I was actually able to contribute to the organization from legal and spiritual perspective."


Elissa Polley
2014
Traffick 911
Human Trafficking
Los Angeles, CA

Advocating on behalf of victims of human trafficking has been Elissa Polley's life-long goal. Accordingly, interning with Traffick 911 (T911), a Christian non-profit organization in Texas working "to stop the sale of American children into sexual slavery for the profit and pleasure of their perpetrators," was a great opportunity to fulfill this dream.


Joanna Cannone
2010
Transitions Global
Human Trafficking
Cambodia

Joanna worked in Cambodia with Transitions Global, an organization that uses holistic and innovative solutions to provide a safe environment where victims of human trafficking can heal through intensive trauma therapy, life skills training and learn viable, sustainable job skills.


Jenitza Castro
2016
Universitas Pelita Harapan
Human Trafficking
Indonesia

Jenitza Castro interned in Indonesia with the International Justice Initiative (IJI) based out of the Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH), a Christian Law School at which a Regent alumnus, Pat Talbot, is a law professor. IJI focuses on a number of human rights issues, including combating sex trafficking and promoting religious freedom. Jenitza helped to create a book and handbook containing the summary of domestic and international laws and regulations pertaining to human trafficking to serve as a reference and training tool kit for judges, lawyers, law enforcement, and civil servants for the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of human trafficking. She also worked with ICLS to establish a new chapter in Malang, Indonesia.


Joseph Kohm III
2015
Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH)
Human Trafficking
Indonesia

Joe spent six weeks in Tangerang, Indonesia at Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH), a Christian undergraduate university that is part of a network of Christian schools directed and funded by the Lippo Group. Joe worked for Professors Patrick Talbot and Jamie Williams of the law faculty by examining Indonesia's human trafficking laws and creating a legal toolkit to educate judges and lawyers about the relevant authorities in sex trafficking cases and to combat corruption. Joe also assisted Professor Williams in researching what Indonesian laws apply to centers that provide education for refugees who were persecuted for their faith. Finally, he also aided Professor Talbot in finalizing and publishing Professor Talbot's law review article, "Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty Clashes in the U.S.: An American Constitutional Challenge." Joe considers this experience to be something "God paved the way for" and he is "thankful to be blessed with this chance to help bring justice to vulnerable people in a small way."


Elizabeth Oklevitch
2013
US ATTORNEYS OFFICE
Rule of Law Development
Lima, NY

Elizabeth spent her summer working with the United States Attorney's Office in New York on a wide variety of legal issues, including child pornography and child trafficking across state lines. During her time at the US Attorney's Office, Elizabeth assisted in trial preparation, drafted a response brief, presented information case summaries to the attorneys, and also participated in a police ride along. This internship provided Elizabeth "excellent legal experience and broad exposure to legal practice and law enforcement."


Christy Stierhoff
2014
Virginia Beach Justice Initiative
Human Trafficking
Virginia Beach, VA

Christy interned with Virginia Beach Justice Initiative, a Christian non-profit that seeks to end sex trafficking in the Hampton Roads area. Christy assisted VBJI with legislative research and creating a directory of emergency contacts for local law enforcement.


Tracy Trickett
2012
Virginia Beach Justice Initiative
Human Trafficking
Virginia Beach, VA

Tracy, a rising 3L, worked with the Virginia Beach Justice Initiative. The Virginia Beach Justice Initiative is a faith-based grassroots coalition with the mission to bring an end to the issue of human trafficking by empowering the residents of Virginia Beach and surrounding cities through education, awareness, advocacy and prevention campaigns. Tracy was tasked with researching the Children in Need Services (CHINS) program in the Hampton Roads area to determine whether it would be a viable option for public defenders to help child victims of trafficking in Virginia. Tracy also contributed extensive research to the VBJI on Safe Harbor laws across the country, allowing VBJI to monitor, track, and emulate successful Safe Harbor policy. In Tracy's words, "this internship was a great experience. I never thought aspects of defense would appeal to me, but I can see how God can really use someone in that field."


Ra He Jeon
2013
Women's Hope Center
Human Trafficking
Pohang, South Korea

Ra Hee spent her summer in Pohong, South Korea working at Women's Hope Center (WHC). WHC is a Christian NGO that seeks to share the love of Christ to women in need. WHC is currently running several crisis pregnancy centers and is the in the process of raising funds for the "House of Hope," Korea`s first Gospel-centered safe house, a restorative place where female survivors of sex-trafficking, unwed mothers facing the threat of forced abortion, and other vulnerable women will be able to live while receiving holistic care. Ra Hee met with clients living at WHC's community housing for unwed mothers to advise them of their legal rights. To prepare for these meetings, Ra Hee researched Korean law on the rights of youth, abortion, and the sex trade. Ra Hee's research will be used by WHC staff to assist WHC residents and clients with the various legal issues they encounter. Ra Hee's experience at WHC gave her a renewed sense of calling and enabled her to hone her legal skills.


Moriah Schmidt
2017
Youth with a Mission
Religious Freedom /Human Rights
Hawaii

Moriah interned in Hawaii with the University of the Nations General Counsel's Office working on a variety of issues from drafting contracts to researching visa issues for foreign nationals to protecting persecuted Christians.


Mark Martinez
2016
Youth with a Mission
Religious Freedom; Human Rights
HI

Mark interned with the General Counsel's office at the University of Nations, Kona, HI (a/k/a Youth with a Mission). Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is an international volunteer missions movement of Christians from many backgrounds, cultures and traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. YWAM currently operates in more than 1,500 locations in at least 187 countries worldwide. Mark worked on developing a new justice and human rights course at the university, as well as researching constitutional law, international law, property, contracts, and tort liability to help keep the campus in compliance with the local, state, and federal laws.


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