Semester-in-Practice spotlight: Caroline Johnson engages international law at United Nations
As part of her semester-in-practice externship, Elon Law student Caroline Johnson L'14 recently participated in the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group V (Insolvency) meeting in New York City from April 23 - 25, 2014.
Johnson's participation in this U.N. meeting was part of her semester-in-practice externship with the Office of Private International Law at the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser, in Washington, D.C.
In her semester-in-practice externship, Johnson conducted extensive research on cross-border insolvency law, prepared documents used by the U.S. delegation for UNCITRAL Working Group activities and attended public meetings and conference calls. In addition to participating in the UNCITRAL Insolvency Working Group, she was also able to attend meetings of Working Group IV (E-Commerce), along with Elon University School of Law Professor Henry Gabriel, who has served for years as a member of the U.S. delegation to this Working Group.
In the summer of 2012, Johnson interned with the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome. Her research from that internship is being used by a UNIDROIT Working Group promoting agricultural development.
At Elon University School of Law, Johnson has served as a Leadership Fellow, worked as the Membership Editor of the Elon Law Review and conducted research for Professor of Law and Senior Scholar Steven Friedland. Johnson is a recipient of the Carole W. Bruce Scholarship for interest in tax and estate planning, as well as recipient of four awards for outstanding performance in the classroom (Legal Writing, Property, Evidence and Professional Responsibility). Johnson will be leaving the Department of State to begin work in September 2014 for the U.S. Department of Justice as a judicial clerk for the Executive Office of Immigration Review, Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Virginia.
For more information about the U.S. Department of State Office of Private International Law, please see http://www.state.gov/s/l/c3452.htm.