Douglass Fellows: 2020-21

Sam Franks

University of Michigan Law School

Samantha Franks is a third-year law student at the University of Michigan Law School. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Missouri with degrees in Political Science and English. Prior to law school, she received an MSC in International Conflict Prevention from Durham University in the United Kingdom as a Fulbright postgraduate scholar and worked as a Fellow at the American Constitution Society. In law school, she has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal of International Law, a student attorney in the Human Trafficking Clinic, and an extern for a Geneva nonprofit, helping represent developing countries at the United Nations.

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Johanna Lee

Harvard Law School

Johanna Lee is a third-year law student at Harvard Law School, where she has been involved with the Harvard Human Rights and Business Student Association, HLS Advocates for Human Rights, the International Human Rights Clinic, and the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic. Ms. Lee spent her 1L summer interning with the NGO Legal Support for Children and Women in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, helping address the issue of labor trafficking and exploitation of migrant workers in the fishing industry. This past summer, she provided direct legal services to survivors of human trafficking through her internship with the NGO Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Lee holds a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard College and a M.A. in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action from the Paris Institute of Political Studies.

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Mirelle Raza

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Mirelle Raza is a third-year law student at USC Gould School of Law, where she is a Public Interest Scholar. Before law school Ms. Raza received her B.S. from Santa Clara University and worked for two years at the San Francisco District Attorney’s office as a victim advocate in the human trafficking and sexual assault units. In this role Mirelle attended sting operations and provided on-site crisis intervention. In her 1L summer Ms. Raza clerked at the Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section. She spent her 2L school year working in the International Human Rights Clinic and serving as the President of the Barbara F. Bice Public Interest Law Foundation. In the summer of 2020 Ms. Raza worked as a 2L Honors Clerk at the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. In her free time Ms. Raza plays for a USA club rugby team that holds three national titles.

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Alicen Rodolph

College of William & Mary Law School

Alicen is a third-year law student at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. Prior to law school, she worked in various roles including child and elder care, teaching, and retail management. At William & Mary Law School, she spent her 1L summer in Dhaka, Bangladesh working with the Bangladesh Counter-Trafficking-in-Persons Project and her 2L summer with the Department of Justice’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit. As a second-year law student she served as a staff member on the Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice, where she will serve again this year as a Notes Editor. She is the Co-Chair for the law school’s Public Service Fund, and volunteers as an intake coordinator for Justice for Military Families.

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