Dorronda Bordley is a second year student at William & Mary Law School. She is interested in public international law, human rights, and international business. Prior to law school, Dorronda attended Wake Forest University where she majored in Sociology with minors in Linguistics and Chinese language and culture. After graduation, Dorronda worked as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Taitung, Taiwan.
Kelsey Abell is a 1L at William and Mary Law School. She is from Alva, Florida, and graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College at Florida Gulf Coast University. Kelsey has a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in creative writing, and she served as an editor for Mangrove Review, Florida Gulf Coast University’s student-edited literary and arts magazine. Kelsey has also served in many volunteer programs catering to children of all ages, and she would like to continue this service through a career in public interest law.
Chelsea Wilkins, originally from Newport News, VA, graduated magna cum laude as an Honors Scholar from James Madison University, with a B.S. in Justice Studies and Biological Anthropology and with an Honors Area of Emphasis in Global Studies. She has traveled to 18 countries and found her passion for international work during her undergraduate career. During that time, she studied organized crime and the mafia in Italy, attended a conference on global peace and citizenship in Hiroshima, Japan, worked in an orphanage school in the Dominican Republic, and conducted research in South Africa for her Honors Thesis. During the Summer of 2017, she interned for 13 weeks at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands, where she worked in the Office of the Prosecutor and Special Appeals.
Lauren Acker was born and raised in Southeast Michigan. She graduated from Washington & Lee University in 2012 where she earned her BA in Sociology/Anthropology. She spent one of her undergraduate summers studying abroad in Valparíso, Chile, and another conducting ethnographic research in Sololá, Guatemala. Lauren lived and worked in Oregon (Hood River and Portland) for four years before returning to Virginia to for Law School.
Over her 1L summer, Lauren interned with Open Development Mekong (ODM) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. ODM’s mission is to promote sustainable and equitable development through the open-data movement. Lauren researched and wrote fact-based and politically-neutral topic pages for the ODM website on climate change, climate change adaptation, and climate change mitigation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), which encompasses Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Additionally, she researched, analyzed, defined, and created a data profile documenting primary financiers of major infrastructure projects in the GMS.
Manda Brefo is a second-year student at William & Mary Law School. She is interested in business immigration, human rights, and labor and employment issues. On campus, Manda is the Vice- President of the Immigration Law and Service Society and the Parliamentarian and Undergraduate/Graduate Outreach Chair for the Black Law Student Association. Outside of school, she is a young professional board member of Coco360, an organization using a model of agriculture and community involvement to sustain a school and hospital in rural Ghana. Manda is a first-generation Ghanaian-American. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Anthropology and Political Science from the University of Rochester.
During her 1L summer, she interned for Transitions Family Violence Services and the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Dallas Immigration Court. Manda hopes to practice business immigration or labor and employment law after graduation.
Layla Abi-Falah is a 1L at William & Mary Law School. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa at the College of William and Mary majoring in International Relations with a concentration in Human Rights in the Middle East and Africa. Following law school, she hopes to become a human rights lawyer dedicated to the fight for human rights for women and children in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Kate hall is a first-year law student at William & Mary Law School. She is interested in human rights and international criminal law. She graduated with a degree in psychology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.