Editorial Staff


Alexandra M. Smith
WEB2-cropAlexandra is a 3L at William & Mary Law School. In addition to being Editor-in-Chief of the Comparative Jurist blog, she is also President of the American Constitution Society. This summer, she is interning for the Richmond, Virginia Office of the Public Defender. Over her 1L summer, Alexandra interned for International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She has a Master’s degree in Human Rights from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and a Bachelor’s degree from Bard College. Before law school, Alexandra worked in the fields of international education and human rights, holding positions at the Institute for International Liberal Education and National Security Archive. In the future, Alexandra hopes to practice law internationally, with a focus on juvenile law.

Senior Editors

Katherine Sorrell
SorrellKatherine Sorrell is a 2L at William & Mary Law School. Katherine has a background in the social sciences, with a Masters in Urbanisation and Development from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Sociology from University of Notre Dame. She has experience working in the nonprofit sector in communications, and this past summer, through the Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, she worked in Prague at the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative, contributing to research and writing for their publications and grants, as well as supporting their programming training lawyers from around the world. She is a Senior Editor for Comparative Jurist.
Canaan Suitt
SuittCanaan is a IL at William & Mary Law School. Growing up in Lynchburg, Virginia, Canaan graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from Liberty University, and has a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School. Canaan is interested in international and environmental law, and the intersections between these fields.
Alexandra McJoynt
McJoyntAlexandra is a 1L at William and Mary Law school. She graduated summa cum laude at Virginia Tech in 2018 with a degree in Russian language and literature, and was also president of the Russian club. During her studies, she lived in Daugavpils, Latvia, the largest Russian speaking city in the European Union. Besides speaking Russian, she speaks French and a little Arabic and is interested in international and human rights law.
Alicia Muir
MuirAlicia Muir is a 1L at William and Mary Law School. At William and Mary, she is also the fundraising chair and the George Wythe Administrator. She is from Wernersville, Pennsylvania, and graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College at George Mason University. At George Mason University, Alicia obtained a bachelor’s degree in Global Affairs with a concentration in Global Governance. While at George Mason, Alicia studied international security studies at the University of Fribourg in Fribourg, Switzerland, and public international law at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. She is interested in learning more about the field of international law and is most interested in transitional justice.
Elena Pruett-Fiederlein
P-FElena is a 1L at W&M Law, originally from Harrisonburg, VA. She graduated with a degree in International Relations from Brown University in 2017, where her studies focused primarily on human rights, migration, and global health. Between college and law school, she taught English as a second language in France, and she is particularly interested in refugee and immigration law.
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