Gaborone & Lobaste, Botswana: Reflections by Sarah

As I reflect on my summer experience, I realized that the Urban Morgan office of Human Rights gave me an opportunity that few people get in a lifetime. It is because of the department that I was able to travel to a new country and have new experience that will shape my future. The best … Continue reading Gaborone & Lobaste, Botswana: Reflections by Sarah

Washington, DC-Miscellaneous: Isabel

This summer, I was determined to get the absolute most out of my short time in DC (only 8 weeks). My plan is to return to DC immediately postgrad and practice there for a few years before returning to Cincinnati. Although I had already started to establish myself in DC because of the summer I … Continue reading Washington, DC-Miscellaneous: Isabel

Washington D.C. : History- Isabel

The nation’s capital was founded in 1790 and established by the US Constitution. DC has a long and interesting history including that of indigenous populations present prior to colonialism, early settlement, its founding, city plans, and development. For this post, I am more interested in discussing the different opportunities I had to explore in and … Continue reading Washington D.C. : History- Isabel

Interning at the Office of Vaccine Litigation: Samantha

The Office of Vaccine Litigation (OVL) is a lesser-known - often completely unknown - office within the U.S. Department of Justice. The office is currently comprised of 38 attorneys, 5 paralegals, 6 support staff, and 6 interns. I immensely enjoyed my summer internship. I would happily return to the DoJ next summer, although in a … Continue reading Interning at the Office of Vaccine Litigation: Samantha

What Changes on the Ground Look Like: 24-hour Interview Rule: Jordan

I cannot stress enough how valuable it was for me to see how changes in law and policy immediately impact people on the ground. The first rule change, instituted one week before our arrival in Dilley, is a requirement that all women at the detention center must have their credible fear interviews within 24 hours … Continue reading What Changes on the Ground Look Like: 24-hour Interview Rule: Jordan