Archive | 2011

The Hague

I apologize for not updating more regularly. I finished up my internship with IBJ in Geneva and moved to The Hague last Sunday. Here are a few photos from my first weekend in The Hague. The farmer’s market in The Hague is the largest in The Netherlands…possibly all of Europe.     Dinner at a […]

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Life in Geneva

While most of my adventures in Switzerland have required a trip by train, there are also so many things to do around Geneva.  During Bastille Day, my little town of Ferney-Voltaire put on a celebration with fireworks. They even reconstructed Voltaire’s voice to read a short passage before the fireworks. My coworkers and I after […]

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Ideas Worth Spreading

The founder of IBJ, and my boss, Karen Tse, recently gave a talk at the TED conference in Zurich. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” TEDTalks cover science, arts, politics, global issues, architecture, music and more. Speakers come from a wide variety of communities and disciplines each with an important, vital idea to share. […]

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Email Etiquette: Technical Aspects

A question I’ve struggled with the most since entering law school (among many) is how to properly email people.  Learning how to draft an email is one of the most important skills a law student can develop. First, we will tackle the technical aspects. 1.  Have a professional email address Avoid email addresses that are […]

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Inspiring People: Sheryl Sandberg

My friend Ashlee was the president of the Women’s Law Society at Southwestern Law School.  We often talk about our post grad plans.  At some point, our conversations always wander towards the topic of balance.  We talk about what it means to “balance personal success and personal fulfillment.” We’ve both been blessed to have women […]

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Profile: Christina Leb, Ph.D. Candidate in International Water Law

Before I left for Geneva, Professor Schlemmer-Schulte gave me a list of contacts she knew in Geneva.  The contacts are all lawyers employed in different areas throughout Geneva.  I have been arranging lunch and coffee dates with all of them to hear more about their career pathways. My first lunch date was with Christina Leb.  […]

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Switzerland and Disneyland

My co-workers and I joke that Switzerland is like Disneyland because the prices are inflated and there’s the Matterhorn.  My roommate and I spent the weekend hiking in Zermatt, which is famous for the Matterhorn. My roommate and I didn’t understand the appeal of the Matterhorn. But that didn’t stop us from taking dozens of […]

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Seminar on Preventing and Responding to Genocide and Mass Atrocities

I attended the Genocide Prevention Seminar over the past two days. The United Nations Office of the Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy invited  several NGOs around Geneva to discuss effective and practical means for all key stakeholders to contribute to preventing genocide and mass atrocities. Two […]

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Charming Chamonix

Weekend update: I went hiking in the French Alps on Saturday. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as the “French” Alps. I promise that it is a real place, even though it looks like we hiked along a photo backdrop.  We (Church group and I) took the tram up to Flegere, which […]

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Fête de la Musique

Fête de la Musique! World Music Festival. This weekend, the entire city of Geneva came out to the music festival. There were hundreds of different acts in some of the most beautiful places in Geneva. The best part: it was all FREE! The city placed pianos all around Geneva in train stations, parks, and streets […]

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