It is our great pleasure to welcome Fizza Batool to IntLawGrrls! Fizza Batool is a Fellow for the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute for the 2017-2018 year. She assists the Institute with various international law research projects including the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, a multi-year rule of law project to study the need for a global treaty on the prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity. She graduated magna cum laude from Saint Louis University with a double major in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 2017. In 2016 she traveled to The Hague, The Netherlands as the Dagen-Legomsky Hague Fellow to study public international law at The Hague Academy. She served as an Executive Articles Editor of the Global Studies Law Review, which published her Student Note entitled Exile and Election: The Case for Barring Exiled Leaders from Contesting in National Elections.
During law school at Washington University, Fizza was a summer legal intern for the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office in its Capital and Appellate divisions. She also worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Noce of the Eastern District of Missouri and as a legal intern to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Missouri. Her research interests include international and domestic criminal law, international human rights law, and international state arbitration.