International and Comparative Law Center Clerk

2022-2023 Clerk

Photograph: Noelle Relph.Noelle Relph received her undergraduate degrees from Wichita State University. She was one of the first in the state of Kansas to receive a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security, and also received a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, with minors in Anthropology and Psychology. She has a deep interest in International Law, particularly as it relates to national security and armed conflicts. Noelle has served as a research assistant working on research projects pertaining to international law and war powers, and is also on the board of the International Law Society (ILS), as the events coordinator.

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2021-2022 Clerk

Photograph: Mikaela Gibbs.Mikaela Gibbs attended Oral Roberts University for her undergraduate studies, where she had the opportunity to travel internationally during the summers. She first spent time in Uganda, Africa, serving the community and teaching children Bible classes. Mikaela also spent time in Beijing and Shanghai, China. She worked there at an orphanage for disabled children, followed by work providing after-school care for children in underprivileged communities. Mikaela has a passion for helping those who cannot advocate for themselves, and she plans to pursue a career in domestic and international criminal defense work. She is bringing these experiences and interests to her work with the ICLC.

2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Clerk

Photograph: Marisol Rios Duarte.Marisol Rios Duarte is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, and she did her undergraduate studies at Washburn University. As an immigrant herself, her career goals involve advocating for immigrants and immigrants' rights. Marisol has worked for a few nonprofit organizations and immigration law firms in Kansas and Texas, and as well spent a summer in The Netherlands learning about International Women's Rights. She is bringing these experiences to her work with the ICLC.

2018-2019 Clerk

Photograph: Laura Politi.Laura Politi is a first year law student and a human trafficking survivor advocate. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with a degree in Global & International Studies. Laura has studied, worked, and volunteered in Europe for several years. She has also worked with the United Nations on various occasions, and has served as an intern for the Kansas Attorney General's Office under the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit.

2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Clerk

Photograph: Marvin Tador.Marvin Tador attended the University of South Florida and is originally from Melbourne, Florida. Marvin brings to his ICLC Clerk role considerable experience gained while serving in various cities in Europe as an Officer in the United States Army before joining Washburn Law.

The ICLC Clerk assists the Center in a variety of capacities, including:

  • Working to increase the Center's outreach to both current and prospective law students.
  • Conducting international law-related research and analysis on behalf of the Center.
  • Serving as the Center's liaison with alumni and practitioners who visit the law school to give presentations related to international and comparative law.
  • Preparing marketing and informational materials regarding various Center-sponsored events and activities.