Amreen Bhasin Selected as 2020-21 International Law Research Fellow
The International Law Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Amreen Bhasin, 3L, as International Law Research Fellow for the 2020-21 academic year. In her capacity as Fellow, Amreen will provide research support to the Committee and individual faculty members. She is expected to research issues within the fields of international business law, international environmental law, comparative law, and international animal law, among others. The Committee has established a budget for the Fellowship of up to $2,400. Amreen was selected from a large pool of highly-qualified student applicants, and the International Law faculty looks forward to working with her.
Amreen is a Sikh student from New York City and North Jersey pursuing the international law certificate at Lewis & Clark. Prior to law school she attended Vassar College where she focused on Classics, Chinese, and Political Science and worked as a paralegal in Washington. She is the current President of the International Law Society having previously served as its Secretary and is a member of the Jessup International Moot Court team and Lewis & Clark Law Review. She speaks several languages and has a lifelong love of various types of translation work, both of which helped kickstart an interest in international comparative law. Her work history includes stints at the NY State Inspector General’s Office, Vassar’s Title IX Department, and the U.S. Senate.
She is primarily interested in International Humanitarian and Human Rights law with a focus on anti-weaponry work such as the use of ‘killer robots’ and artificial intelligence, gender-based violence, global counter-terrorism, and citizenship issues. She has also spent significant time working on the problem of holding global and multi-national corporations accountable for human rights abuses in third party countries and is interested in the ways in which this issue as well as international arbitration contributes to significant human rights abuses throughout the world, particularly the Global South.