Editorial Board

The Volume 54 Editorial Board is responsible for the 2018-2019 edition of the Texas International Law Journal.

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Austin Black

Editor in Chief

Austin was born in Memphis, TN, but moved around frequently until he settled in the DFW area, where he graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Before coming to law school, he worked with the Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs Section (CIAS) of the Embassy of Canada in DC. Outside of law school, Austin enjoys reading, studying languages, fencing, and painting.

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Jae Won Kim

Managing Editor of Business

Jae Won was born in Daegu, South Korea. He came to the United States for college at the University of Notre Dame, where he received his BA in Political Science and French. Before law school, Jae Won was a freelance translator (Korean-English). During his 1L summer, he worked at the Consumer Protection Division of the Texas Attorney General's office and at Travis County Attorney's Office. In his free time, he likes singing, playing the piano, and traveling. 

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Bridget Jeong

Managing Editor of Publication

Bridget Jeong was born in Germany and grew up in South Korea. She came to the United States for high school and received her B.A. in Classics and Comparative Literature from Brown University. Bridget spent her 1L summer clerking at the Travis County District Courthouse and Armbrust & Brown. She is interested in litigation, refugee rights, and cultural repatriation. In her free time, Bridget enjoys baking, running, and counting down the days to Christmas.


Haley Farrell

Executive Editor

Haley is a native of upstate New York, born and raised in Binghamton. She double majored in International Studies and Theology at Boston College, with a concentration in Ethics and Social Justice. After graduating from BC, she spent two years working in Cambodia and then in Australia as a research fellow for Jesuit Refugee Service. She contributed to reports on statelessness and refugee rights, in addition to fundraising efforts for direct services. During her 1L summer, she worked for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. In her free time, Haley enjoys rock climbing, hiking, running, and putzing around town with family and friends. 


Henry Knight

Executive Editor

Henry was born in New York and moved to Houston with his parents when he was 6. He grew up in Houston and returned to New York to attend NYU, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Politics. While at NYU, he competed on the Cross-Examination Debate Team (CEDA-NDT) and the Varsity Swim Team. He then went straight to law school and returned to Texas at UT. Henry worked at Lamar & Associates in San Antonio during his 1L summer and is interested in entrepreneurial law and music publishing. In his free time, Henry enjoys cooking and singing (shameless plug for the law school’s A Cappella group).


Alexa Lang

Executive Editor

Alexa Lang grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. She moved to D.C. to attend American University, where she got her degree in Latin American Studies and a minor in Business Administration. After graduation, she moved to the great state of Texas to work with a non-profit immigration legal service provider and ponder law school. She spent her 1L summer working for the Texas Civil Rights Project and is currently on the board of Women’s Law Caucus. Outside of law school, Alexa enjoys running and eating her way across Austin.


Mark Broom

Submissions Editor

Mark Broom was born in Tucson, Arizona and graduated with honors from Northern Arizona University with degrees in Finance and Spanish, as well as a certificate in International Business Studies. Before attending Texas Law, Mark spent two years working as a paralegal at a law firm specializing in bad-faith property insurance litigation. His hobbies include mountain biking, backpacking, skiing, and playing guitar.


Omar Khawaja

Submissions Editor

Omar Khawaja has spent time in Philadelphia, Denver, and Austin, but considers himself a Michigander at heart. He received his BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor. Before law school, Omar worked in the International group for a large company in Denver, doing finance and analytics. He spent his 1L summer interning with Judge Mott at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas, in Austin. He enjoys skiing, college football, and is currently taking improv comedy classes.


Julie Wilson

Submissions Editor

Julie Wilson grew up in central Ohio. She received her Bachelors of Arts from Tufts University in International Relations and German Studies. Following undergrad, she worked as a legal assistant in Frankfurt, Germany and New York City. During her 1L summer, she worked for the Antitrust Division of the DOJ and NYU Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. Outside of law school, she enjoys yoga, reading, and exploring Austin BBQ.


Ari Gardner

Symposium Editor

Ari was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri but has also spent time living in New York, Alaska, and Israel. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University in New York, an M.A. in Government, Diplomacy, and Conflict Studied from the Interdisciplinary Center-Herzliya in Israel, and a professional background in political campaigns and marketing, among other things. He spent his 1L summer in Anchorage, Alaska, interning for the Labor & State Affairs and Special Litigation Sections of the Alaska Attorney General's office. Outside of law school, Ari enjoys trail running, culinary tourism, and random conversations. He also makes a mean shakshuka. 


Sarah Moseley

Director of Development

Sarah Moseley was born in New Orleans and lived in Singapore from ages 12 to 17.  She attended Vassar College, where she majored in Anthropology and minored in Asian Studies.  Prior to law school, Sarah worked as a paralegal at a New York City law firm.  During her 1L summer, Sarah interned for the Antitrust Division of the Texas Attorney General's Office and for Judge Sarah Vance in the Eastern District of Louisiana.  Outside of law school, Sarah enjoys cooking, watching documentaries, and playing with her pup, Frida.


Tucker Villarreal

Research Editor

Tucker Villarreal was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX. He received his B.A. in Government and History at the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating in three years, Tucker went straight to law school where he split his 1L summer between the Travis County Courthouse and Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, P.C. in Austin. His interests include reading news/political articles, traveling, hunting and fishing, and overall relaxing.


Johnathan Gooch

Director of Communications

Johnathan Gooch was raised in the Texas Hill Country. After High School he participated in a Student Exchange program with the Lion’s Club in Beersheba, Israel. At 17 recorded and released an album of original songs and was nominated for the L.A. Music awards in 2007. Since then his music has become private, and his passion for global justice has become public. He spent his undergraduate career delving into the great books of the western cannon at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. There he engaged with pivotal texts across all fields (from Philosophy to Quantum Physics). After St. John’s he returned to Texas to pursue his Juris Doctorate at UT Law. Following his 1L year, Johnathan worked at the Texas Supreme Court in the chambers of Justice Boyd. He is proud to work with the Texas International Law Journal as he moves toward a career in the public interest.


Patrick Aana

Articles & Notes Editor

Patrick was born and raised in Houston. He studied history at the University of Houston and international relations at the University of St. Thomas. Prior to starting at Texas Law, Patrick worked at a Houston-area nonprofit dedicated to educating students and the local community on international topics. He returned to the city his 1L summer when he interned in the Appellate Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas. Patrick enjoys volunteering, running, and reading about current events.


David Dodd

Articles & Notes Editor

David Dodd is a current 2L at the University of Texas School of Law. He attended the University of St Andrews and the College of William and Mary in their Joint Degree Programme, focusing his studies on Middle Eastern history. Over the past summer he worked for the Office of the Consumer Credit Commissioner in Austin, TX.


Alex Kirincic

Articles & Notes Editor

Alex was born in Miami and moved to Dallas with her family when she was 12. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.B.A. in Business Management, a minor in Spanish, and certificates in International Business and Linguistics. Alex split her 1L summer between Lockton Dunning and the Haynes & Boone Fast Track program in Dallas. Outside of law school, she enjoys reading, yoga, and tennis.


Andrew Schick

Articles & Notes Editor

Andrew was born and raised in Orange County, California. He received his B.A. in Political Science (with a minor in Economics) from the University of California, San Diego. Before law school, Andrew worked as a policy intern at the San Diego County Taxpayers Association. Andrew split his 1L summer between the Texas First Court of Appeals in Houston, and the U.S. Western District Court of Texas in San Antonio. In his free time, Andrew enjoys watching sports, reading, and playing with his two kittens.


Harjeen Zibari

Articles & Notes Editor

Harjeen Zibari is from Duhok, Kurdistan, but was raised in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2017 where she studied Child Development and Psychology. During her 1L summer, Harjeen worked at the Forensic Project in Austin, Texas and at the Human Rights Initiative in Dallas, Texas. In her free time she loves collecting crystals, hiking at Bull Creek, and hanging out with her elderly miniature schnauzer.