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Maria Saab

Maria Saab

Research Fellow and George Mason University School of Law Public Interest Fellow

New America Foundation

Washington , DC

Research Fellow at the New America Foundation

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"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

New America Foundation

Research Fellow and George Mason University School of Law Public Interest Fellow

Create an online resource center and media platform monitoring constitutional reform and transition processes in the Middle East; Provide social, economic, and political analysis on key events and initiatives affecting the progress of transition countries; Collaborate with scholars, non-profit organizations, and politicians to highlight various nation-building initiatives in those relevant countries.

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Peterson Goodman & Hawkins PLC

Law Clerk

Prepared wills and children’s trusts for clients interested in estate planning; Drafted discovery requests, motions, memoranda, and jury instructions; conducted document review for firm’s business litigation practice.

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Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Legal Extern

Drafted and filed motions, affidavits, final orders, and property settlement agreements; interpreted for Arabic-speaking clients in various stages of divorce and child custody proceedings.

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Equal Justice Works

Legal Intern

Conducted research and analysis for $1.6 million grant proposal to increase legal fellowships combating veteran homelessness. Blogged for U.S. News and World Report about legislation affecting students with loans. Identified class action settlements with cy-pres designations to develop funding for legal fellowships

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Workplace Fairness

Legal Intern and Web Content Manager

Developed legal content for organization’s website and blogged about current issues in employment law. Created 50 web pages outlining state-specific requirements for filing workers’ compensation claims. Managed web development contracts with law firms to enhance firms’ web presence.

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The Honorable Penney S. Azcarate, Fairfax County General District Court

Legal Intern

Prepared legal memoranda on legislative developments affecting the courts, such as the scope of Virginia’s long-arm statute, judicial notice of Internet content, and Virginia Code requirements for obtaining protective orders.

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Campaign for Change

Intern

Managed volunteers who were providing transportation to 300 students and seniors to polling facilities on election day. Engaged in grassroots movement to increase voter registration and encourage get out the vote effort.

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Office of United States Senator John Warner

Intern

Researched carbon credit trade and long-term solutions for lowering gas prices and briefed staff on committee hearings, press conferences, and floor debates.

George Mason University School of Law

Doctor of Law (J.D.)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, Concentration: Business; Spanish Minor