Lea Di Salvatore is a PhD researcher at the School of Law of the University of Nottingham. Her research focuses on the fossil fuel phase-out in the Global South. She also teaches EU Law at the University of Nottingham. Previously, she worked on climate justice for the Sustainable Development Observatory at the European Economic and Social Committee and on environmental mediation for the Milan Chamber of Arbitration. She is also one of the founders of the Sustainable Development Watch, the academic platform of the LLM in Sustainable Development of the University of Milan.
Mary Lobo is currently studying for an LLM in International Law at the University of Nottingham. Prior to undertaking her LLM, she obtained a BA in Law with German Law at the University of Oxford. This included one year of study at the University of Bonn in Germany, where she was a Student Research Assistant at the Institute for Public International Law.
Alongside her studies, Mary has worked as a research assistant and copyeditor on multiple projects, including supporting a case before the International Court of Justice. She has also co-authored several case studies on German state practice which have been published in German Practice in International Law 2019 (OUP 2022) and the upcoming German Practice in International Law 2020.
Rebecca is currently working towards an LLM in Human Rights Law at the University of Nottingham. Since starting at the University of Nottingham, she has undertaken a Student Assistantship with the Human Rights Law Centre, helping to organise the Student Human Rights' Conference on Forced Migration; as well as having undertaken a placement as the Programs and Events Intern with Survivor Alliance, assisting in preparations to hold the first survivor-led anti-slavery and anti-trafficking World Congress.
Since October 2019, she has been volunteering to raise the profile of the Colombian Truth Commission within the UK by organising events on the theme of exile, memory and transitional justice.
More recently, Rebecca has started volunteering with the Nottingham-based Refugee Clinic, working collaboratively with Saint Andrew’s Refugee Services. For her undergraduate degree she read French and Spanish, but also has knowledge of Italian and Dutch.
Nayia Christodoulou is a Law graduate from the University of Cyprus, where she has worked as a Research Assistant, and holds a minor in Philosophy. Nayia has also worked as a Trainee Lawyer at a human rights law firm and is a qualified lawyer.
She is currently pursuing her masters degree in Human Rights Law at the University of Nottingham. She has joined the Human Rights Law Centre of the University as an International Human Rights Reports Assistant and she is currently working at a Project on Public Procurement as a Research Assistant.
Ivana is working towards an LLM in International Law and Development at the University of Nottingham. She completed her LLB Hons at Lancaster University and during this time, volunteered at the University’s Miscarriages of Justice Clinic and Legal Advice Clinic.
She has also worked as a gateway advisor at the North Lancashire Citizens Advice Bureau and in her final year, helped plan Lancaster University’s first Undergraduate Research Conference.
More recently, she has played a critical role in registering and developing a community interest company that aims to provide secondary students with academic and personal support to help them realise a brighter future.
Mariana is a student of the International Law and Development LLM at the University of Nottingham. She graduated with Honors from her undergraduate studies of Law at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico.
She previously worked in Regulatory Affairs and Sustainability at Coca-Cola FEMSA and has experience in urban development and non-governmental organisations.
Georgia is working towards an LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Nottingham. She completed her LLB (Commercial Law) Hons at Lancaster University and during this time, volunteered as an International Buddy and was Law Netball Captain during her second and third year.
Alongside her studies, Georgia has undertaken a variety of work experience placements in both the UK and Hong Kong focusing on financial regulation and compliance in the oscillating commercial environment. Additionally, with a focus on providing educational opportunities for children living in poverty, Georgia is a Trustee of a charity called Children of Yirgaalem where she is involved with developing the social media platform and raising funds to support a school in a remote village in Ethiopia.
More recently, she has worked as a Support Worker during the Covid-19 pandemic to assist vulnerable teenagers, particularly girls, in finding an escape route from adversity and boosting their future opportunities.
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