ILSA is excited to announce our newest Student Directors!

ILSA is excited to announce our newest Student Directors for the 2019-2020 term:

Hanna Karimipour
University of Georgia

Brittany Shales
University of Calgary

Grant Kynaston
University of Sydney

Hanna Karimipour is a 3L at the University Georgia School of Law. International law is her passion, and she is thrilled to serve as an ILSA Student Director for the 2019-2020 year. At Georgia Law, she currently serves as the Executive Articles Editor for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. Last year, she competed on the Jessup International Moot Court Team and was the President of the Georgia Law International Law Society, an ILSA chapter. Last summer, she worked at No Peace Without Justice on international criminal law in Brussels, Belgium. She completed the University of Georgia School of Law Global Governance Summer School and received a Louis B. Sohn Professional Development Fellowship from the Dean Rusk International Law Center to volunteer at the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law in Washington. Hanna received a B.A. in Political Science with Distinction from Yale University and is originally from Tallahassee, Florida.

Brittany Shales is a 3L at the University of Calgary and is spending her fall semester as an exchange student at the University of Trento in Italy. She also holds a Master of Arts in International Relations and BA (Honours) in Political Studies from Queen’s University. After attending several International Law Weekends and the 2019 Jessup International Rounds, Brittany is thrilled to be serving a second term as an ILSA Student Director for the 2019-2020 year. At the University of Calgary Brittany is the Founder and President of the International Law Society and serves as an Editor for the Alberta Law Review. Brittany split her 1L summer studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Bangkok. In addition to serving as an ILSA Student Director, in her 2L year Brittany was a Project Lead for the Pro Bono Students Canada Human Rights Project, spending part of her summer studying at the London School of Economics and also working as a Summer Associate at Baker & McKenzie LLP’s Canada office.

Grant Kynaston is currently studying towards an LLB at the University of Sydney, and will commence an MPhil at the University of Cambridge on a Gates Cambridge Scholarship in October 2019. He also holds a Master of Islamic Studies from Charles Sturt University, and a BA (Hons) in Classics from the University of Sydney. In 2018, Grant was a member of the University of Sydney Jessup team which won the Australian National Championship, and, in 2019, coached a Jessup team from Kharkiv for the Ukrainian National Rounds. His legal research focuses on the law of the sea and comparative law, particularly in the context of Islamic legal systems.

Welcome aboard everyone!