David Ledet – President
David is a second-year law student from the swamps of south Louisiana. He moved to Brooklyn, New York to play soccer for Long Island University, graduating as valedictorian of his class and First Team ESPN Academic All-American. During his time as a student-athlete, he was a Presidential Fellow for the Center of the Study of the Presidency, where he produced research on American competitiveness, and a member of the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship, where he researched education policy and human rights while living in India. After this, he completed the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs before obtaining his MSPPM from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to enrolling at the University of Virginia School of Law, David spent five years as a management consultant in Washington DC. Currently, he serves on the executive board for the Virginia Journal of International Law and as vice president of the J.B. Moore Society for International Law.
Tawnie Gulizia – Vice President
Tawnie is a third-year law student from California. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside, in 2009 with a degree in Sociology. Following graduation, she worked as a PsychoSocial Rehabilitation worker, and ran English camps in Italy for three summers. She is currently focusing her studies at the University of Virginia (UVA) on human rights, international law, and national security. While at UVA, Tawnie interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of Columbia, National Security Section, and for the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions. She will be externing for the U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of General Counsel, in the Africa Division and Litigation and Enforcement Division. Tawnie has participated in service trips to Sierra Leone, providing training on contract, tort, and criminal law, and in Liberia, conducting meetings with local NGOs, lawyers, judges, and community leaders and providing training on human trafficking. Tawnie was a member of the International Human Rights Law Clinic and had the opportunity to attend a conference on Global Legal Education and conduct interviews in the Middle East. Upon graduation, Tawnie hopes to work in international law or as a Judge Advocate General.
George Zaras – Treasurer
George Zaras is a 2L from Arlington, Virginia. George received a B.A. with High Distinction in Archaeology and Religious Studies, with concentrations in Classical Archaeology and Islam, from the University of Virginia. In support of his thesis, entitled Greek Religion at Morgantina, he spent three summers in Sicily as a volunteer and assistant supervisor conducting field work and on-site research at various archaeological excavations in Southern Italy. In addition, George has worked in India for a company building affordable housing near Chandigarh. At the University of Virginia School of Law, George serves on the editorial board of the Virginia Tax Review, is a co-founder of the Law and Cultural Property Society, and has done pro bono work for the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center.
Tony Greene – Fundraising
Tony Greene is a second-year law student born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He earned his B.A. in Economics at the University of Virginia with a concentration in International Economics and a minor in Italian. After graduating in 2010, Tony lived abroad for a year in the Philippines working with International Justice Mission (IJM), a non-profit human rights organization. In Pampanga, Philippines, he assisted in starting IJM’s third field office in the country and the sixteenth worldwide. IJM’s casework in the Philippines focused on rescuing victims of human sex trafficking that is prevalent in the region. This past summer he worked at the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Virginia. At the University of Virginia Law School, Tony is on the Virginia Law and Business Review and has done pro bono work to initiate a prisoner reentry program.
Reedy Swanson- Fundraising
Reedy Swanson is a second-year law student originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. He earned his Bachelor’s in Government & Foreign Affairs with honors from University of Virginia (UVA) in 2012. After graduation, he moved to Washington, D.C., where spent a year as a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace conducting research on the nexus between public corruption, economic development, and global security. After returning to Charlottesville, Reedy joined the Public Interest Law Association’s executive board and became an assistant coach of UVA’s lauded undergraduate mock trial team. He spent his first summer working for the Human Rights & Special Prosecutions Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, where he worked on matters from Latin American war crimes to assaults against American citizens abroad.
Tanner Camp – Logistics
Tanner is a second-year law student from Orem, Utah. After studying political science at Brigham Young University for one semester, Tanner took a two-year break to serve a mission for his church in eastern Russia. Among other things, this experience solidified his interest in international law and human rights issues. After returning home, Tanner resumed his studies at Brigham Young University, eventually earning a B.A. in Political Science and Russian. During his undergraduate education, Tanner also worked as research assistant for the Kennedy Center for International Studies, where he edited and drafted portions of an upcoming publication on citizen diplomacy. At the University of Virginia, Tanner is a member of the Virginia Journal of International Law and the National Trial Advocacy Team.
Sejal Jhaveri – Logistics
Sejal Jhaveri is a third-year law student from New Jersey. She graduated from Brown University in 2009 with a double major in International Relations and Public Policy. While at Brown, she spent much of her free time working on an advocacy campaign to end the genocide in Darfur. After graduating Sejal joined Teach for America and taught high school social studies in Baltimore City for three years. While teaching, she earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University. At the University of Virginia, Sejal is a member of the Virginia Journal for International Law, the president of the Public Interest Law Association (PILA), and is on the board of the Law and Public Service Program.
Monica Kim – Secretary
Monica is a third-year law student from Columbia, MD. She graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a degree in Chinese and History. She studied abroad in Oxford, England and Shanghai, China as an undergraduate. After graduation, she taught English in Yilan County, Taiwan and continued her Mandarin Chinese studies with the Fulbright program. She also taught English at rural elementary and middle schools in Yunnan Province before heading to law school. She is an APALSA mentor and a production editor of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal.