Conducted legal research and drafted memoranda on international legal issues such as obtaining personal jurisdiction on foreign sovereigns, statutes of limitations on torts perpetrated by foreign diplomats in the U.S. and methods of attachment and execution of sovereign property post-judgment. Also, drafted a section of a motion for default judgment to be filed in Southern District of New York for a claim under the Alien Tort Claims Act, alleging human rights violations.
Followed up a legal internship in the summer of 2007 with a consultancy updating a manual used to help T-visa and U-visa holding sexual assault victims. Internship required analyzing proposed changes to Violence Against Women Act in Senate's 2007 immigration reform bill, providing legal support nationwide on VAWA-related protections, and researching effects of HUD regulations on battered immigrant women.
Planned and executed the organization's fundraising events and major donor cultivation. Bolstered revenue from annual Reproductive Rights Project reception by over 30% in 2005 developing matching grant fundraising techniques. In free time, volunteered to head a steering committee for the NYC Bill of Rights Defense Campaign, a volunteer-led campaign that successfully lobbied to pass a City Council resolution affirming R.N.C. demonstrators' rights.
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