Julie Bloch holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School with a specialization in International Legal Affairs and a concentration in Public Law. She was the recipient of the Freeman Award for Civil-Human Rights and multiple CALI Excellence for the Future academic awards. During her J.D., she was a Notes Editor for Cornell’s International Law Journal and a student advocate in the International Human Rights Clinic.
Her work experience focuses on global justice as well as the need for fostering accountability on a regional and international scale. During her J.D., Julie worked as a legal clerk for the Magistrat de Liaison at the French Embassy where she navigated the variations between common and civil law in criminal prosecutions. She also worked with the Freedom of Information and Expression practice group of Open Society Justice Initiative on administrative and constitutional law cases involving government accountability, lack of transparency, and corruption. Following the completion of her degree, she was an associate with the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide where her work focused on wrongful capital convictions and the problem of a flawed international criminal justice system.
Julie is currently an International Legal Studies LL.M. at NYU School of Law and a student advocate in the Global Justice Clinic. She is a Graduate Editor for the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, a member of the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Team, and a Transitional Justice Scholar.