Notes on Contributors

Christopher A. Beus is a third-year law student at the University of Utah SJ
Quinney College of Law where he has focused his studies on public and private
international law as well as immigration. He received his bachelor’s degree in
International Law from Brigham Young University and has spent signicant
time abroad in both the Middle East and Latin America acting in a variety
of capacities. He currently works as a legal intern for SHIM LAW, a local
immigration rm.
eresa Anne Bodwin is an Associate Editor of M S U
C  L J  A  N R L and
Treasurer of the Environmental Law Society. Currently, she is in her third year
at Michigan State University College of Law. She received her Bachelor’s Degree
in Political Science with a minor in Environmental Science from the University
of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Sophie Clavier, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of International Relations at
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA and is the Chair of the
Department. Professor Clavier teaches several international law courses at
the undergraduate and graduate levels: International Law, Contemporary
International Legal Issues, International Organizations, and International
Criminal Law. Some of her recent articles include Objection Overruled: e
Binding Nature of the International Norm Prohibiting Discrimination Against
Homosexual and Transgendered Individuals (2012); and Marketing War Policies:
e Role of the Media in Constructing Legitimacy (with Laurent El Ghaoui) (2010)
She is also currently involved in a multi disciplinary project using algorithms in
media analysis.
Leah Fiddler received her Master of Social Sciences from the University of
Chicago, and previously studied at l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques—Paris, and the
University of Southern California. She served as a research assistant to Dr. Tom
Ginsburg for the Comparative Constitution Project, identifying substantive
and technical changes in various constitutional texts. She currently works in
Washington, D.C.
Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann is Canada Research Chair in International Human
Rights, holding a joint appointment in the Department of Global Studies and
the Balsillie School of International Aairs at Wilfrid Laurier University in

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