Editorial Staff


Delia Root
Delia Root is a 3L at William and Mary Law School. She is from Madisonville, Kentucky, and graduated magma cum laude from the Honors College at Murray State University. At Murray State, Delia obtained a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a minor in Chinese.  Her studies and internships have been focused on international and business law. She spent her 1L summer working in Beijing, China for Beijing Children’s Legal Aid and Research Center.

Managing Editor

Alexandra M. Smith
66695564_2564918293552854_1423929607362445312_nAlexandra is a 2L at William & Mary Law School. In addition to being Managing Editor of the Comparative Jurist blog, she is also Events Chair of the American Constitution Society. Over her 1L summer, Alexandra interned for International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. During her internship, Alexandra implemented a UNDEF grant promoting universal representation through a smartphone app that connects those accused of crimes with attorneys. 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.

Executive Editor

Kate Hall
Kate Hall is a 3L at William & Mary Law School. She graduated with a degree in psychology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is interested in globalization and comparative law and hopes to pursue a career in one of those fields after law school.

Senior Editors

Peter Cox
CoxPeter Cox is a 1L at William and Mary Law School. He graduated with a degree in journalism from Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA and is a former newspaper editor. Peter is interested in serving refugees and immigrants after graduation. He has traveled extensively throughout North America, including all 50 U.S. states, Mexico, and most of Canada.
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.
Sean Tenaglia
TenagliaSean Tenaglia is a 1L at William & Mary Law School. Sean graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2016 with a major in American Studies and minors in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy and Education, Schooling, and Society. In 2018, Sean earned a Master of Education degree after completing Notre Dame’s two-year ACE graduate program and teaching middle school English Language Arts in Richmond, VA. Sean is interested in the intersection of human rights, national security, and international law, and he looks forward to pursuing opportunities in these fields.

Junior Editors

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.
Marisa Perfetti
PerfettiMarisa is a 1L at William and Mary Law School. In addition to being a junior editor of the Comparative Jurist blog, she is also a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team. She is currently interested in pursuing a career in international or finance law. Marisa graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with degrees in political science, economics, and public policy.
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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