Iulia Padeanu is a 2017 J.D. candidate at YLS, where she focuses on international law, human rights, and foreign policy. Prior to law school, Iulia served as a Researcher and Facilitator at Co-operation Ireland in Belfast, where she wrote extensively on ethnic conflict issues and facilitated an EU funded peace-building program aimed at integrating British Services families into the Northern Irish community. During law school, Iulia worked as a Litigation Summer Associate at Shook Hardy & Bacon, Chicago and Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago. At YLS, Iulia serves as a Student Director for the Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges, an Executive Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law and the Yale Law & Policy Review, and as the Scholarship Chair of the Yale Society of International Law. She received her B.A. in International Studies and History from Boston College and her M.A. in Comparative Ethnic Conflict from Queen’s University, Belfast.