The Stanford International Law Society is led by the following Stanford Law School students:



Chris Edelman is a third year law student at Stanford Law School interested in public international law, national security, and international arbitration.  He spent his 2L summer with Jones Day’s Global Disputes practice in Washington, D.C.  Prior to going to law school, Chris completed a masters degree in international relations and a degree of higher education in Spanish at the University of Cambridge.   His dissertation focused on government negotiations with terrorist groups.  He also served as a Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) Fellow for the Arias Foundation in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he worked on arms trade issues.  Chris graduated in 2011 from Duke University, where he was a Robertson Scholar, with an AB in Decision Science and a certificate in Latin American Studies.

Kimberly Larkin is a second year law student at Stanford Law School. She is interested in public international law, international commercial and treaty arbitration, and rule of law initiatives. Kimberly spent her 1L summer in Geneva, Switzerland at the Legal Affairs Bureau at the U.S. State Department’s Mission to the U.N. and will spend her 2L summer in New York and London with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Global Disputes practice. Before law school, Kimberly spent two years in Brussels, Belgium as a renovation consultant at the Royal Museum of Central Africa while completing her French-language master’s in Law and Ethics at Universite Libre de Bruxelles. She has also worked as a paralegal for Alber & Geiger, a European Court of Justice litigation boutique, and as a researcher in Rwanda. Kimberly completed her B.A. at Davidson College in North Carolina (2011 – History, Literature, and Law).


Communications Chair: Drew Dragstrem came to Stanford Law School after having spent two years doing education-based development work in Afghanistan. His experiences in Afghanistan inspired him to become a lawyer, and he was particularly attracted to Stanford Law School because of its Afghan Legal Education Project, of which he is now a member.  He also serves as a pro bono client advocate in the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, where he works with a team that assists an Afghan military interpreter as he navigates the Special Immigrant Visa application process.  Drew is a 2006 graduate of Northwestern University (B.S. in Computer Science), and he spent the summer of 2014 working for the International Law and Policy Institute in Oslo, Norway.

Development Chair: Nayha Arora is a second year law student at Stanford Law School.

Speakers Chair: Holly Mariella is a second year law student at Stanford Law School. Holly is interested in many areas of public international law, including national security, human rights, and the environment. Before beginning law school, Holly interned at several government offices, including the Office of International Affairs at the US Department of Justice. Holly is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, where she majored in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations, and she studied abroad in Spain.


Carrie Keller-Lynn is a second year law student at Stanford Law School.