Joe Mitchell is a summer research assistant with the Center's Impact Litigation Project. He is a 2L J.D./M.A. candidate at AUWCL, where he focuses on international law and civil conflict. While at AUWCL, as part of his work with the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), Mr. Mitchell participated in writing a draft peace agreement for the Syrian civil war. Also with PILPG, he collaborated in drafting a handbook to provide strategies for clients who are engaged in peace negotiations regarding the inclusion of justice and accountability mechanisms. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara.