The IntLawGrrls editorial team is delighted to welcome three new student editors to the blog: Fernanda Canessa, Kendall Coniaris, and Prerna Tara.
Fernanda Canessa is a second-year law student at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Prior to attending Cardozo, she received her MA in International Economics and International Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she spent her first year in Bologna, Italy. She plans on pursuing a career in international human rights.
Kendall Coniaris is a second-year law student at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Prior to law school, she received her B.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in international Environmental Studies and B.A. Dance from George Washington University. After graduation, Kendall worked with environmental organizations and farm-to-table restaurants for several years. Her environmental interests led her to attend law school, with the hope of contributing to the constantly evolving intersection of environmentalism and international human rights.
Prerna Tara is a Master’s student in Public International Law at Leiden Law School. She holds her undergraduate degree in Law from College of Legal Studies, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India. She is presently working on her Master’s Thesis which is based on the ICC’s reparation system for victims of conflict related sexual violence. She is also working as a researcher for The Leiden Advocacy Project on Plastics where her work deals with researching on legislative regulations related to plastic pellets. She is also a member of The Leiden Public International Law Society and has helped organize workshops like “Is ICL the Best Tool for Combating Systematic Use of Sexual Violence?” and various other events.
She practiced in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, India before starting her Masters. She has assisted in pro- bono cases such as researching on implementation methods to lessen noise pollution in Punjab and Haryana for the Amicus Curie of the case, being one of the examples. She has interned at some of the best legal firms in India which has brought her face to face with the legal complexities in areas of corporate law, white collar crimes etc. She has also worked as a legal intern under Honourable Justice Surya Kant in 2016, who is presently serving as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India.