Travaux’s Contributors


Edward Richter (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2020) is an assistant contributor. His interests include international criminal law, intellectual property, and constitutional law. Edward has a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Portland. Before law school Edward was a legal Clerk at law firm in Vancouver Washington, interned with Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, and studied abroad in England, Belgium, France, Germany, and Austria.

Kevin Cacabelos (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2020) is an Editor. His interests include international litigation, appellate litigation and education law. Cacabelos holds an M.A. in Secondary Education and a B.A. in History and Spanish from Loyola Marymount University. Before law school, Cacabelos spent three years as a History teacher in Los Angeles, California and Seattle, Washington. He is a member of the International Team on Berkeley Law School’s Board of Advocates. He is proficient in Spanish.


Nick Reem (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021) is an assistant contributor. His interests include public international law, social justice, and foreign policy. Nick has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish from The Ohio State University. Before law school, Nick worked as a legal assistant at law firms in Boston and Newport Beach, interned with the Ohio and Orange County Public Defender Offices, and volunteered abroad in Kenya and Peru.

Kerensa Gimre (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021) is a 1L from Portland, Oregon. Her interests include international environmental law, human rights law, and the intersections between them. She has Master’s Degrees in Environmental Policy from Cambridge University and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. Before law school, she worked for Ramboll as a Senior Consultant, focused on economics analysis of environmental legislation and allocation of costs for Superfund cleanups. In her free time she likes to read, garden, visit museums, and do crossword puzzles.

Alix Vadot (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021) is a contributor. Before law school, Alix worked with an international public interest law NGO in Budapest, Hungary. Before that, she worked for a few months in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for a community-based online newspaper focusing on favela stigmatization. She holds a Bachelor in International Development Studies and Psychology from McGill University and hopes to use her background and experience to study the systems of accountability of international corporate actors whose activities are causing environmental and human rights violations. Alix is a native French speaker.

Adnan Toric (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021) is a contributor. His interests include international criminal law and international corporate law. Adnan was born in Bosnia but raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Adnan has a B.A. from the University of Kentucky in English and history. Before law school, Adnan worked at a non-profit focused on helping abused and neglected children in the court systems of Kentucky.

Minsoo Kim (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021) is an assistant contributor. His interests include international law and foreign policy, specifically as they relate to East Asia. Minsoo was born in Seoul, South Korea, but raised in La Crescenta, California. Minsoo has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of California, Los Angeles. Minsoo has studied abroad at National Taiwan Normal University, where he studied Mandarin, and at Seoul National University, where he studied peacebuilding under a former Foreign Minister of South Korea. Before law school, Minsoo worked as an executive assistant and project administrator for a galleria and a large hair salon in Koreatown, Los Angeles.

Karin Bashir ( J.D. Candidate, Class of 2020) is a 2L at Berkeley Law. Her interests include public international law, private international law, national security, refugee law and immigration law. Karin hold a B.A. in International Studies specializing in international norms ,security, and cooperation in the Middle East from the University of Michigan. She also holds an MPhil in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge. Before law school Karin was a Fulbright scholar in Bahrain and spent significant time in the Middle East working with migrants and refugees. She is proficient in Urdu and Arabic, conversational in Spanish and is a novice Farsi speaker. Additionally, Karin received the Berkeley Human Rights Fellowship for summer of 2018.

Francesco Arreaga (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021) is a contributor. His interests include international law, immigration law, consumer law, constitutional law, and U.S.-China relations. In 2017, Francesco graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Chinese, as well as a minor in global studies. He studied Chinese at National Chengchi University in Taiwan during the summer of 2016 and wrote a thesis on U.S.-China relations during his senior year at UCLA. At Berkeley Law, Francesco is involved with the Berkeley Immigration Group, Consumer Rights Workshop, and Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society.

Talha Mirza ( J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021) is a 1L from Toronto. His interests include international public law, specifically analyzing security and development policy in context of mass atrocity crimes and large-scale migrant displacement. Talha holds a bachelor’s in Public Policy—specializing in US International Security Law pertaining towards the Muslim World—from the Ford School at the University of Michigan. Before law school, Talha worked in various government positions here and abroad, such as the Fed, NSA, and Canadian Government.In the latter experience,Talha was fortunate to work on various aspects of the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program, from NGO partnerships, to hostile witness cross-examination, to expenditure analysis.Additionally, Talha is a member of the Journal of Middle East and Islamic Law, due to his interests in the comparative applications of Islamic Jurisprudence and governance. Talha can speak English, French, Urdu, Hindi, and limited Punjabi.

Danny Koningisor ( J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021) is a contributor. Before attending law school, he spent several years in Dallas, Texas, running a regional office for a grassroots NGO working to improve environmental policy locally and state-wide. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan where he studied Political Science with a focus on Middle Eastern politics. He hopes to use his law degree to provide assistance to those seeking to escape countries experiencing conflict.

Sela Brown (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021) is an Assistant Contributor. Her interests include immigration and refugee law and international criminal law. Sela holds a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science from Brandeis University in Massachusetts. Before law school, Sela served as a Fulbright Scholar in Madrid. Currently, she works as a student advocate at La Raza Workers’ and Tenants’ Rights Clinic.

Sheridan Choi (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021) is a contributor. Her interests include international business law and corporate governance. She was born in Korea and lived in New Zealand before coming to the U.S., where she grew up in Castro Valley, California. Sheridan studied History and German at UC Davis. Before law school, she worked at an alcoholic beverage law firm and a proxy research firm.


Elizabeth Lee (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021)

Angela Moon (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021)

Sarah Almond Pike (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2020)

Dru Spiller (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2020)

Stephen Dockery (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2019)

Harris Mateen (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2020)

Fatma Sassi (LLM Candidate Class of 2018)

Li Nong (LLM Candidate Class of 2018)

Sam Mottahedan (LLM Candidate Class of 2018) 

Nicole Saweres (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2019)

Whitney Tolar (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2018)

Sarah Hunter (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2018)

Lauren Kelly-Jones (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2019)

Maribeth Hunsinger (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2019)

Sara Birkenthal (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2019)

Elez Ilya Akdemir (LL.M Candidate, Class of 2017)

Jackie Momah (LLM candidate with certificate of specialization in International Law, class of 2017)

Alfredo Diaz 

Maximilian Oehl (Visiting Scholar 2016-2017)

Iosif Sorokin (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2017)

Arjun Ghosh (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2019)

Jiarui Wang (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2019) 

Huan-Ting Wu (J.S.D. Candidate, Class of 2019)

Jon Woodmansee (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2019)

Dina Ljekperic (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2019)

Jenna Klein (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2018) J

Sarah Godwin (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2018)

Alfredo Diaz (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2018)

Grace Gohlke (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2018)

Camille van Hamme (LL.M. Candidate, Class of 2016)

Gabriel Simões (LL.M Candidate, Class of 2016)

Giulia Rettagliati (LL.M. Candidate, Class of 2016)

Kelsey Quigley (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2017)

Aaron Voit (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2017)

Tania Sweis (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2017)

Iosif Sorokin (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2017)

Madeleine Wykstra (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2018).

Cynthia Daphnee Setondji (French Visiting Scholar, 2016)

Hassan Ahmad (LLM Candidate, Class of 2016)

Jessica M. Rose (LLM Candidate, Class of 2016)

Martin Meeus (LL.M. Candidate, Class of 2015)

Xenia Karametaxas (visiting scholar 2015)

Marijke De Pauw (visiting scholar 2015)

Maria Nicole Cleis (visiting scholar 2014-2015)

Sarah Ganty(visiting scholar 2015)

Jitesh Dudani (LL.M Candidate, Class of 2015)

Laurence Cromp-Lapierre(LL.M. Candidate, Class of 2015)

Jozefien Van Caeneghem(visiting scholar 2014-2015; BAEF Hoover Foundation Brussels Fellow)

Liana Solot(LL.M. Candidate, Class of 2015)

Frida Alim (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2016)

Aaron Murphy (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2017)

Guilherme Duraes (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2017)

Jianyang Hoh (LL.M. Candidate, Class of 2015)

Alexander Brock (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2017)

Chelsea Rice (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2017)

Zhuoran Tang (LL.M. Candidate, Class of 2015)

Maggie Byrne (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2016)

Jessica Caplin (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2016)

Myriam Denis (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2016)

Maria Ochoa Vargas (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2016)

Z. Deniz Oksuz (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2016)

Kathleen Tang (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2016)

Ariel Hsiung (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2015)

Remi Moncel (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2015)

Alexandra Rubow (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2015)

Amy Tu (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2015)

Richard Weir (J.D. Candidate, Class of 2016)

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