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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 2, 2019
Vanderbilt Law student Katie Cohen has been awarded a prestigious Helton Fellowship to work at Global Rights Compliance, an international organization that provides advisory services and litigation support in human rights and international humanitarian law, this summer. Cohen is one of five Helton Fellows named this spring. The American Society of International Law established the Helton Fellowship Program in 2004 to recognize the legacy of prominent human rights advocate and ASIL member Arthur C. Helton, who died in the Aug. 19, 2003, bombing of the United Nations mission in Baghdad, Iraq. Cohen served in the Peace Corps in Ukraine before starting law school at Vanderbilt, and says her experience working with students and teachers there cemented her desire to practice international law.