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Stetson graduate and minority role model clerks at International Criminal Court in The Hague


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Gulfport, Fla. - Stetson University College of Law graduate and minority role model Emy Mondesir has been selected for a judicial clerkship at the International Criminal Court in The Hague this July.

Mondesir, who graduated in December 2006 from Stetson Law with a concentration in international law, will clerk this summer in what is arguably the legal capital of the world.

As a student, Mondesir received the Carlton Fields Diversity Fellowship and was a Student Bar Association class representative. While pursuing her law degree at Stetson, she studied at The Hague during Stetson’s Summer Institute in International and Comparative Law, which travels every year to Germany and the Netherlands.

“Stetson’s presence at The Hague through the summer abroad program has enhanced our profile as a leading American law school and has helped make the ICC familiar with Stetson University College of Law,” said professor Dorothea Beane, an international criminal law and human rights expert who founded Stetson’s summer abroad program in The Hague.

Home to more than 150 international legal organizations, including the International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Court of Justice, The Hague was founded in 1899 during the world’s first Peace Conference as the “international city of peace and justice” in the Netherlands.

The ICC, established in 2002 as a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of aggression, has the power to prosecute crimes committed on or after July 1, 2002, when the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court entered into force.

Stetson’s summer abroad programs for enrolled students include courses in Granada, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Freiburg, Germany and The Hague, Netherlands and Tianjin, China. Starting in the fall of 2007, Stetson will add semester and year-long foreign exchange programs in Spain and Mexico.

For more information about international law programs at Stetson, please contact the Office of Graduate and International Programs at international@law.stetson.edu or visit Stetson on the web at http://www.law.stetson.edu/international.