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Winter 2013: Student and Scholar Recognition

December 09, 2013

Diepiriye Anga L’14 Selected as ‘Global Shaper’ by World Economic Forum
Diepiriye Anga L’14 has been selected as one of eight Global Shapers in Philadelphia by the World Economic Forum. Anga, who is currently enrolled in Penn Law’s graduate certificate in Global Human Rights program, has led and participated in service and pro bono projects in several countries around the world including Jamaica, Peru, Nigeria, and various cities in the United States.
Philadelphia Bar Association Recognizes Liliana Silva Miquez GL’14
In October, the International Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association presented Liliana Silva Miquez GL’14 with its annual International award. Liliana is this year’s LLM Human Rights Scholar and has spent the past eleven years aiding women victims of the conflict and domestic abuse in Colombia. Under the auspices of the Casa de la Mujer, she works directly with victims, social organizations, with the Colombian Congress, the Constitutional Court, and various partner organizations.
Visiting Researcher Recognized as Best Actor of China’s College Drama Festival
“Andrew” Zhi Liang, a PhD candidate at Tsinghua University, took a break last month from his research at Penn Law on mass media litigation to return to Beijing to attend the prestigious Award Ceremony.  Andrew’s performance as Deng Jiafian, scientist and “Father of China’s Nuclear Program,” was selected from submissions across China. He is the first student in Tsinghua’s history to receive this acting award. 

Students Compete in World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
This December, Diepiriye Anga L’14 and Ryan Blicher L’14 will travel to Pretoria, South Africa to compete in the 5th World Human Rights Moot Court Competition hosted by the University of Pretoria.  They were selected as one of 15 teams competing from the 5 UN regions.
Penn Law Hosts Four Fulbright Recipients for 2013-2014 Academic Year
Beril Boz Turkey (LLM’14), Heidi Fredly (LLM’14), Puvadet Prommakrit Thailand (LLM’14), Jie Xie- China (Visiting Researcher)