Alumni Updates

Each month, our alumni share some of their accomplishments, including recent publications, awards, career highlights, and more. With over 4,200 alumni throughout the world, our alumni represent the best and brightest legal practitioners. 

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Gabriel Eckstein

Gabriel Eckstein

Class of 1997

Gabriel Eckstein, law professor at Texas A&M University, co-edited with James Salzman the AJIL Unbound Symposium: Interstate Disputes Over Water Rights, published in May 2021 by the American Journal of International Law. As part of the symposium compilation, Gabriel also authored the article “International Law for Transboundary Aquifers: A Challenge for Our Times,” and co-authored with James Salzman “Introduction to the Symposium on Interstate Disputes Over Water Rights.”

Tayra Barsallo

Tayra Barsallo

Class of 2001

Tayra Barsallo was appointed Director General of the National Custom Authority of Panama, responsible for the facilitation of commerce, control of illicit commerce and all entry of persons and merchandise into Panama.

Moin Ghani

Moin Ghani

Class of 2012

Moin Ghani was nominated by the government of Bangladesh to serve on the panel of arbitrators for the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Gonzalo Molina and Gonzalo Valenzuela

Gonzalo Molina and Gonzalo Valenzuela

Class of 1997

Gonzalo Molina '97 and Gonzalo Valenzuela '97, Partners of the Chilean law firm Infante Valenzuela Molina Abogados (IVM), counseled on the construction of the first green hydrogen plant in Chile, built by ECombustible.

Donna Robinson

Donna Robinson

Class of 2013

Donna Robinson was appointed to the Racial Justice Advisory Committee of As You Sow. The Committee works to identify underlying racial injustice embedded in corporate governance within the 250 largest companies in the S and P. The Committee has produced scorecards on these companies after analyzing their racial justice policies/practices and workplace equity disclosures.

Christie Edwards

Christie Edwards

Class of 2010

Christie Edwards served as a Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law 2021 Annual Meeting. She was also elected as a member of ASIL's Executive Council, and appointed as a member of the Executive Committee to support the Society's organizational leadership. She continues to serve as the Co-Chair of the International Organizations Interest Group at ASIL.

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Marianna Lozza

Marianna Lozza

Class of 2005

Marianna Lozza recently rejoined the Argentine Treasury Attorney General's Office, where she will lead the office's international arbitration defenses.

Victor Grandaubert

Victor Grandaubert

Class of 2011

Victor Grandaubert successfully defended his doctoral thesis on "Foreign States and International Organizations Immunity from Execution in International Law" in January 2021.

Alberto Ninio

Alberto Ninio

Class of 1991

Alberto Ninio has been appointed the General Counsel of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB.) As an Executive Committee member, Mr. Ninio leads AIIB’s legal functions, advises the President and the Bank’s governance bodies on legal matters, and oversees all legal aspects of AIIB’s work.

Margarita Sánchez

Margarita Sánchez

Class of 2008

Margarita Sánchez was selected among the Top Latino Lawyers in the United States for 2020

Yuri Alexander

Yuri Alexander

Class of 2012

Yuri Alexander published an article in the Law Journal of the Andes University of Colombia, titled, "Everyday Racism: A Manifestation of Structural Racism in Colombia."

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Ignacio Alvarez Martinez

Ignacio Alvarez Martinez

Class of 1999

Ignacio Alvarez Martinez was awarded the Peter M. Cicchino Award for Outstanding Advocacy in the Public Interest by AUWCL. He is a founding member of Alvarez Martinez Law Firm in Washington, DC.

Maria Corina Muskus Toro

Maria Corina Muskus Toro

Class of 2016

Maria Corina Muskus Toro '16 was awarded Refugee International's 2020 Richard C. Holbrooke Award for her initiative to found Venezolana Globales, a global network of Venezuelan migrant women, to connect and empower them during their integration into a new country. Maria was one of two panelists for the first Alumni In Action series organized by AUWCL’s International and Comparative Legal Studies program, sharing her experience working in international human rights law and offering advice for current LL.M. students.

Walter Aguirre

Walter Aguirre

Class of 1997

Walter Aguirre '97 was appointed by the Legal 500 to elaborate on the Peruvian chapter of the Franchising and Licensing Country Comparative Guide. He is the Founding Partner of Aguirre Abogados y Asesores in Lima, Peru.

Nicole Foster

Nicole Foster

Class of 1997

Nicole Foster ('97) served as Interim Dean of the Law Faculty at Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, and has been re-confirmed for her usual role of Deputy Dean, Academic and Student Affairs until July 31, 2021. She was also appointed a Member of the PAHO Technical Advisory Group on Alcohol Policy in April 2020.

Maximiliano J. Trujillo

Maximiliano J. Trujillo

Class of 1996

Maximiliano J. Trujillo (’96) has been appointed as Rule of Law Officer at the American Bar Association, International Law Section, and serves as a member of the Section’s council for the term 2020-2021. Mr. Trujillo also published two opinion articles on Puerto Rico's Self Determination in the Hill newspaper titled: "Puerto Rico the 'American Way'” and “No Democracy with a Junta.”

Dr. Mehmet Komurcu

Dr. Mehmet Komurcu

Class of 1997

Dr. Mehmet Komurcu ('97) was a panelist at the inaugural Global Lawyers of Canada conference in Ontario, Canada. He spoke about overcoming barriers faced by internationally-trained lawyers in Canada and around the world.

Eman Rashwan

Eman Rashwan

Class of 2014

Eman Rashwan ('14) published an article in the International Association of Constitutional Law Blog (IACL-AIDC Blog) titled "Egypt Under COVID-19: Normalizing Emergency."

Christie Edwards

Christie Edwards

Class of 2010

Christie Edwards ('10) was recently appointed a co-chair of the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law on "Reconceiving International Law: Creativity in Times of Crisis," which will be held in Washington, D.C. from March 24-27, 2021.

Johnnatan Palomino: Participant in 2019 Summer Program on International Arbitration

Johnnatan Palomino: Participant in 2019 Summer Program on International Arbitration

Class of 2019

We spoke with Johnnatan about his experience taking summer courses at the Center for International Commercial Arbitration at AUWCL.

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