Lara is a J.D. and LL.M (in International and Comparative Law) candidate for the Class of 2010 at Cornell Law School. In 2005, Lara graduated with a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley and, in 2006, earned a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Cambridge. Before law school, she worked for the American Civil Liberties Union and taught language classes at night. During her first two years of law school, she served as the president for the Briggs International Law Society and a research assistant for the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa. She spent the summer of 2008 interning at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and studying at Cornell’s Summer Law Institute at Soochow University in China. She spent the summer of 2009 working for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in New York City.
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