Tanishtha Vaid LLM ’20 has broad-based experience in the field of international law. She has assisted legal departments of various international organisations, including the Office of the Legal Counsel of the United Nations. She has also served as a Research Assistant at the International Law Commission, where she contributed to the Fourth Report on jus cogens. Her research has been widely published and presented before organisations such as the American Society of International Law. She has previously taken part in the ICC Moot Court Competition, 2018 and was awarded the Best Defense Counsel Team, Best Defense Counsel Memorial and 1st Runner-up Best Defense Counsel Award.
Tanishtha obtained her LLM in International Legal Studies from NYU, where she was a Human Rights Scholar and Transitional Justice Scholar. As a member of the UN Diplomacy Clinic, she served as an advisor to the Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the United Nations. During her LLM, she also served as a research assistant to Prof. Margaret Satterthwaite at the Accountability for United States Rendition & Torture Program and as an extern at Human Rights Watch. Upon graduating, she was awarded the International Finance Development Fellowship placement at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). She received her LLB from Gujarat National Law University in India.
Céline Braumann LLM ’16 has worked as a Researcher and Lecturer for Professor August Reinisch at the University of Vienna since 2016. Céline taught courses on public international law, international law aspects of international taxation, and international law & development and coached the Viennese teams for the Philip C. Jessup and the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Courts. She is an Associate Editor of the Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts and has published numerous articles and book chapters on international economic law, the sources of international law, and human rights law.
Tim obtained his JD from New York University School of Law, where he was a Senior Executive Editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, winner of the International Human Rights Award and a Lloyd N. Culter / Salzburg Seminar Fellow. Tim performed work on behalf of the United Nations Development Program as a member of NYU’s International Organizations Clinic and was also a two-time member of NYU’s Philip C. Jessup international law moot court team, winning the U.S. National Championship in 2015 and finishing among the top 8 teams worldwide in 2016. Tim obtained his B.A. magna cum laude in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.