Berkeley Law has selected five extraordinary incoming law students as Human Rights Center Law Scholars for 2020-2023! We look forward to working with these scholars and invite them to use the Human Rights Center as their homebase on the Berkeley campus.
Stephanie Clemente is a rising 1L at the University of California Berkeley School of Law. Previously, she worked at the Anti-Trafficking Program at Safe Horizon, where she offered presentations on identifying victims of human trafficking and co-facilitated trainings with survivors. Prior to this, Stephanie worked at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to empower refugee youth to learn about sexual and reproductive health. Stephanie also has extensive experience in domestic violence, torture, and trauma in her previous capacity as the Health and Wellness Associate and AmeriCorps member at the IRC. Recognized for her leadership and academic potential, she received the Posse Foundation Full-Tuition Leadership Scholarship to attend Trinity College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Anthropology, and a minor in Arabic. Following graduation, Stephanie was a recipient of the Critical Language Scholarship for Arabic and served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) at a Muslim high school in Indonesia.
Maïmouna Diarra graduated from Pomona College in 2019 with a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations, with minors in History and French language. Her senior thesis titled “Rethinking Nationalism & Immigration: Lessons from Morocco in the Global South” was awarded the Cordell Hull Prize in International Relations and analyzed how and why Morocco’s regularization-based immigration policy proved so successful. The majority of Maimouna’s human rights interests and work has centered around the political-economy of developing nations, and immigrant and refugees rights particularly at the intersection of global health and education. She has worked with numerous international organizations, including the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS in Geneva, Switzerland and the International Rescue Committee, and continues to be interested in international policy making with an emphasis in human rights.
Amina Fahmy a first-year law student at Berkeley Law who is passionate about civil rights and international human rights law. Her interests in law are rooted in her undergraduate study of social and political movements in the Middle East. Prior to arriving in Berkeley, she spent two years living, working, and studying Arabic in Cairo as a Center for Arabic Study Abroad Fellow.
Taliah Mirmalek was born and raised on unceded Ohlone Land in Oakland, California. She earned her B.A. from UC Berkeley in Rhetoric and Political Science, with high honors from the Rhetoric department for her thesis analyzing the disciplinary logic of sanctions regime against Iran and Iraq. She is excited to start law school and learn how to use the law in service of community research and youth-led organizing.
Yara Slaton: bio and headshot to come.