Blacks of the American Society of International Law International Law Careers Speed Mentoring Event


The Blacks of the American Society of International Law Task Force (BASIL) will host this forum to give law students and new legal professionals access to experienced international law practitioners. The event will begin with a panel discussion, led by ASIL Director of Education and Research D. Wes Rist, designed to showcase the various avenues that led the panelists to a career in international legal practice and to provide insight into professional development opportunities. Following the discussion, each panelist will host a table where a small group of students can spend 10-12 minutes talking with the professional. When time is up, students rotate to a new table, so that by the end of the evening participants have had the chance to learn about several different paths to international employment.

The speed mentoring event will be held on-site at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law.

The BASIL Task Force is an initiative of the American Society of International Law designed to help to increase the number of blacks in international law. 


  • Adom Cooper, Program Analyst, Bureau of Diplomatic Security,  U.S. Department of State
  • Major Megan C. Mallone, U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Office
  • Hon. Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, former President ICTY, former Judge/Arbitrator, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal
  • Darren Walker, United Nations Headquarters
  • Adrien Wing, Associate Dean for International & Comparative Law Programs, University of Iowa Law School
  • Arezo Yazd, Attorney Advisor-International, Commercial Law Development Program, U.S. Department of Commerce

Date and Location

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:45pm
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
Address 1: 
400 New Jersey Ave NW