Announcing the 2024-2025 ILSA Student Directors

ILSA is proud to announce the incoming Student Directors for the 2024-2025 term. Laurene Atieno from Kenya School of Law (Kenya) and Tarazi Mohammed Sheikh from BRAC University (Bangladesh) join Stanislau Lashkevich from Geneva Graduate Institute (Switzerland), who is serving his second term, on the ILSA board.

Student Directors serve as ILSA Board Members and attend ILSA’s Board of Directors meetings and communicate with schools in their region to help improve and increase participation in the Jessup Competition and other ILSA programming. Student Directors are also invited to attend the Jessup International Rounds in Washington, DC and other events.

Laurene Atieno is currently an Advocates Training Program student at Kenya School of Law having completed her undergraduate studies at Kenyatta University School of Law. She became interested in international law after participating in the Jessup competition in 2022. Since then, she has been an active in the Jessup as a coach and administrator. Laurene looks forward to the new year and the opportunities it presents.
Stanislau Lashkevich holds International Law degrees from Belarus and Ukraine and is currently finalizing his Master’s studies in International Law at the Geneva Graduate Institute. In addition to his academic pursuits, Stanislau is involved with the UN International Law Commission. Passionate about mooting, he has participated in the Jessup three times as well as participated and coached in other moot court competitions throughout Europe. Drawing on his multi-jurisdictional experiences and wide-reaching connections, Stanislau, as an ILSA Student Director, is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment in international legal education.
Tarazi Mohammed Sheikh is a final year law student at BRAC University in Bangladesh. She has been involved in the Jessup Competition in different capacities since 2020. In 2022, her team achieved Finalist and Best Memorialist titles nationally, with Tarazi earning the Best Oralist Overall Award. Her team further qualified for the White & Case International Rounds that year. Currently, Tarazi contributes to the mooting community by coaching teams globally, conducting training sessions, and serving as a judge at various competitions. She has a keen enthusiasm for exploring and engaging with issues in public international law and human rights and is actively striving to make impactful contributions in these fields. Besides mooting, she also garnered recognition on national and international stages for her performance in debates, legal research, writing, and journalism. Leveraging her multi-jurisdictional experiences and wide network, Tarazi, as an ILSA Student Director, is committed to making a lasting impact on the future of international legal education in South Asia and globally.