Every summer USALI offers a competitive internship program for undergraduates and graduate students. A warm welcome to our 2017 interns!
Rachel Chang is a second-year student at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, majoring in political science. A passionate student of philosophy, she has previously worked on anti-discrimination issues in China. Rachel’s research interests include women’s rights and the right to education. During her internship, Rachel will be considering public and intellectual attitudes toward the death penalty in Mainland China, as well as proposed revisions to the recently proposed Detention Center Regulations of the People’s Republic of China. Rachel is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.
Suzannah Golick is a student at New York University School of Law (J.D. Expected 2019). She received her Bachelor's Degree in Chinese and International Relations from Tufts University, and spent several years as a litigation paralegal at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In the fall, Suzannah will take on a new role as co-president of the student organization Asia Law Society. During her summer with USALI, Suzannah's research will focus on China's proposed new detention center regulation, as well as wrongful convictions. Suzannah also joined the USALI team in their recent program visit to Japan and China.
Alissa Slater is a senior at New York University and is majoring in Neural Science and minoring in Chinese. She is currently applying to law school and hopes to attend after she graduates in 2018. Alissa is interested in human rights and international law, as well as in the challenge of wrongful convictions. For the past 18 months, she has been working for the Prosecutor’s Center for Excellence, an organization that provides attorneys with continually updated educational materials on both ethical practices and contemporary legal issues. As an intern Alissa will research the death penalty in China, and is interested in how international legal models can be shared and utilized to drive domestic evolution of a nation’s justice system.