Miss Nix is a rising third year law student at Washington University School of Law. She received her B.Sc. from Seton Hall University in 2010, where she studied Diplomacy and International Relations with a minor in French. Courtney’s concentration was on human rights and international cooperation. Her senior thesis discussed the cooperation between police forces when dealing with international crimes. While in college, Courtney interned at the Permanent Mission of Belize to the United Nations. Her time at the UN as well as travelling extensively made her aware of how countries operate at an international level and sparked her interest in international human rights and development.
After graduation Courtney taught English in the Republic of Georgia, and spent time in Haiti. More recently she worked on women and children’s rights issues at the International Federation of Women Attorneys in Accra, Ghana. These experiences opened her eyes to the vast issues facing the world including human rights, international humanitarian law and international criminal law.
Throughout her law school career, Courtney has focused on international and criminal law and looks forward to continuing work on international issues throughout this internship. Most recently, Courtney has worked with the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office in their Special Victims Unit and was selected for the 16th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists on The International Criminal Responsibility of Non-State Actors at the Istituto Superiore Internazionale Di Scienze Criminali (International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences) in Siracusa, Italy.