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  • Jordan Helton

    Student Spotlight: Jordan Helton

    Third-year dual degree (J.D./M.A. in International Affairs) student at AUWCL, Executive Editor of the American University Law Review

    Jordan Helton is a third-year student at AUWCL and serves as the Executive Editor of the American University Law Review. Originally from a small town in Oklahoma, Jordan received her undergraduate degree in International Studies and Journalism from Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. At Northwestern, she served as an editor of the Northwestern Journal of International Affairs and volunteered for the university’s annual human rights conference.

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    Following graduation, Jordan taught English in Hangzhou, China, before joining the International Rescue Committee to work in communications, focusing on humanitarian aid and refugee resettlement in the United States. At WCL, Jordan has continued to learn about and develop her interest in international affairs. Her participation in WCL’s Kovler Project Against Torture helped her to develop professional skills during a hands-on learning experience at the United Nations Committee Against Torture proceedings in Geneva, Switzerland. WCL has also provided Jordan with excellent research opportunities. She is currently enrolled in WCL’s J.D./M.A. in International Affairs dual degree program, and her article on national security and international law will be published in Volume 67.2 of the American University Law Review. Jordan will continue to follow her interests after graduation, when she will join the international law firm White & Case LLP.

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