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Adeola Olagunju

Adeola Olagunju

Bilingual Editor

Pencil Tribe Online Magazine

Washington, DC

Georgetown University Law Center Graduate

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Pencil Tribe Online Magazine

Bilingual Editor

Solicit and edit Africa related content (photography, art, fiction and non-fiction works, essays, and articles) for online publication in French and English. Write monthly editorial pieces and promote using online media such as Twitter and Facebook.

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Georgetown University Law Center

Law Student

Vital Voices Global Partnership

Human Rights Law Fellow

Conduct research on gender-based violence domestically and internationally. Write paper prescribing recommendations for addressing diplomatic immunity in human trafficking cases. Participate in ATEST advocacy for the re-authorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA).

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Georgetown University Law Center - Center for Applied Legal Studies

Student Attorney

Represented asylum applicant in Immigration Court during removal proceedings and won asylum. Executed direct and re-direct examination and closing statement. Conducted factual and legal immigration research and witness preparation. Compiled 400 page document submission including affidavits, country reports, and a legal brief.

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Summer Associate

Conducted legal research and draft findings in legal memoranda and two Ninth Circuit briefs; defended and took depositions in mock criminal case; delivered direct examination, cross examination, and closing in mock trial on insurance fraud claim; negotiated on behalf of mock client in venture capital acquisition.

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Not For Sale

Legal Research Intern

Researched corporate accountability standards of major corporations under California Transparency In Supply Chains Act SB 657.

National Black Law Students Association

Trip Leader - NBLSA C.A.R.E.S. International Service Trip

Led a delegation of four students on a anti-human trafficking service trip to Abuja, Nigeria for two weeks. Organized a series of meetings with international NGOs and civil society. Managed our team during Occupy Nigeria crisis and consequent five-day delay in departure.

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United States Senate

Intern for the Committee on the Judiciary

Drafted legal memoranda on meetings, hearings, bills, and issues of interest including: immigration reform, Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security oversight hearings, intellectual property rights in China, social security disability adjudication by administrative law judges, and anti-human trafficking bill.

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Open Society Justice Initiative - Africa Programme

Law Clerk

Wrote and presented comparative article on conflicts between 2011 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and national security in Nigeria; published article on the Nigerian FOIA in legal section of national newspaper The Nation. Edited chapter in “Corruption, Money Laundering, and Asset Recovery” compendium published by University of Lagos Law Faculty. Researched pending cases and the search for a new prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. Wrote memo and attended hearing on excessive pre-trial detention case in Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice. Wrote report on electoral reforms during conference with the Independent Nigerian Electoral Commission. Researched the ongoing crisis in Jos, Nigeria in the framework of constitutional citizenship requirements and statelessness.

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Open Society Foundations

Program Assistant

Assisted the Deputy Director of the OSF-DC office with research on domestic issues. Engaged in advocacy focused on the former Soviet Union and strategic communications.

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Fondation Conaissance et Liberté

Stagiaire

Observed a field assessment of domestic and sexual violence in a 13,000-person temporary tent community. Wrote an 800-word French article for the weekly publication Nouvel FOKAL. Served as the rapporteur for Vague du Futur a national youth conference of 100 participants on reconstruction, education, and decentralization in Haiti following the earthquake. Translated media strategy documents from French to English for the communications program.

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Joint Educational Project

Research Assistant

Contributed to two papers conceptualizing diversity by researching current diversity standards and definitions in higher education. Presented these findings at the Pacific Sociological Conference.

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Joint Educational Project

Program Assistant

Managed and evaluated approximately forty USC students in 100 to 400 level courses in Social Work, Sociology, Political Science, and East Asian Language and Culture for class credit. Trained students as teaching assistants to assist in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools. Graded weekly journals relating to students' courses.

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Innovations in Civic Participation

Communications and Research Intern for Middle East, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa

Conducted interviews and correspondence in French. Spearheaded the creation of a comparative analysis of youth engagement policies in ten countries. Contributed to case studies for the "v project." Contributed to a strategic method for student involvement in the Tailloires Network (an international consortium of universities dedicated to youth civic engagement) and its website maintenance and development.

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Georgetown University Law Center

J.D., Law

University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, French Language and Literature

Charter School of Wilmington

HS Diploma, Math & Science