Institute Launches International Legal Fellows Program

This week, the Human Trafficking Institute is launching its International Legal Fellows program. The program is open to recent law graduates and will provide them with practical legal experience within a Partner Country’s criminal justice system.

Each International Legal Fellow will work closely with a component of a Partner Country’s criminal justice system (e.g., Ministry of Justice, Specialized Investigative or Prosecutorial Units for Trafficking in Persons cases, Judiciary, etc.) and operate as an Institute liaison. The fellowship lasts one year, beginning September 2017. Each Fellow position will be funded through a combination of grants from law schools, law firms, and an Institute stipend. Applications are currently being accepted. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Kelli Ross

Kelli Ross

Kelli’s background is in journalism, public relations and peacebuilding. Prior to joining the Institute, she was the Communications Officer / Special Assistant to the Executive Director at Lwala Community Alliance in Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations in Washington, D.C., directly supporting the Bureau’s Assistant Secretary; as director of communications for microfinance organization Five Talents in Vienna, Virginia; and as business reporter at The Jackson (TN) Sun. She has worked and studied in Kenya, South Sudan, Liberia, India, Peru, and Israel. Kelli holds a BA in communication arts from Union University and an MS in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.