Monday, October 13, 2008

Group Picture

From left to right: Yamila Chali, exchange student from Argentina; Agustin Parise, research associate with the Center of Civil Law Studies; Estefania Lara, exchange student from Argentina; Tatiana Vorobieva, LLM student from Kyrgyzstan; Celeste Fernandez, exchange student from Argentina; Olivier Moreteau, director of the LLM program; Kerime Gunturk, LLM student from Turkey; Matias Argarate, LLM student from Argentina; Liliana Noriega, LLM student from Colombia; Christelle Demangeat, LLM student from France; Juan Cordero, LLM student from Costa Rica; Jennifer Lane, coordinator in the Center of Civil Law Studies; and Helena Abebe, LLM student from Ethiopia.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tatiana Vorobieva

· Age: 26
· City & Country: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
· Home University: Kyrgyz - Russian Slavic University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
· Law Degree: 2004, graduated cum laude
· Areas of Interest: Business Law, Investment Deals, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking, ESOP.
· Other Information to Share: Edmund Muskie Graduate Fellow; Four years of experience in microfinance operations; Looking for internship in NY in summer of 2009

Andrew Nyombi

· Age: 25
· City & Country: Kampala, Uganda
· Marital Status: Single
· Home University: Makerere University, Uganda
· Law Degree: Makerere University, Uganda
· Areas of Interest: Income Taxation, Corporate taxation, Corporate Finance with particular emphasis on Private and Public financings and IPOs, debt and equity financings, Mergers and Acquisitions(including leveraged buy outs), Venture Capital Investments, International taxation, Corporate Governance Issues, Securities law Compliance, restructuring, cross boarder and leveraged financing transactions, international finance.
· Other Information to Share: “The more I know the less I understand” Chinese Wisdom. I am always guided by inquiry. LSU has an ingrained and sturdy culture of inquiry which drives a student to delve into their interests with the zeal of a spiritual. I feel perfectly at home here.

Lilly Noriega

· City & Country: Bogotá, Colombia
· Civil Status: Single
· Home University: Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Colombia)
· Law Degree: Attorney and Jurisprudent, 1997
· Areas of Interest: all International and comparative fields
· Other Information to Share: love sports (jogging, volleyball, tennis, golf). Enjoy all outdoors plans (walking, biking, hiking in National Parks)

Kerime Gunturk

· Age: 26
· Country: Turkey
· Marital Status: Married to Bahadir Gunturk (Assistant Prof. at LSU ECE)
· Home University: Selcuk University, Turkey
· Law Degree: 2005
· Areas of Interest: International Law, Civil Law, Intellectual Property Law.
· Other Information to Share: Enjoys photography and traveling, and is a cat lover.

Christelle Demangeat

· Age: 23
· City & Country: Lyon, France
· Marital Status: not married
· Home University: Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III)
· Law Degree: master 2 in international business law (Lyon III) 2008
· Areas of Interest: private international law, contract law (British, American, German), French history (WWII)
· Other Information to Share: I like rollerblading and go-kart riding

Juan Cordero

· Age: 27
· City & Country: San José, Costa Rica
· Marital Status: Married to Diana Chavarria ( an attorney also)
· Home University: Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho (Costa Rica)
· Law Degree: Abogado y notario público (2003)
· Areas of Interest: Contracts, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Insurance.
· Other Information to Share: Enjoy music and soccer.

Matías Argarate

· Age: 31
· City & Country: Buenos Aires, Argentina
· Marital Status: Married to Fernanda Bengoa.
Children: one son, Francisco (2 years old)
· Home University: Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
· Law Degree: Abogado (Lawyer), 2002
· Areas of Interest: Corporate and Business Law - Mining, Oil & Gas Law.
· Other Information to Share: Soccer, Squash and Tennis.

Helena Abebe

· Age: 25
· City & Country: Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
· Marital Status: Single
· Home University: Université Jean Moulin, Lyon III
· Law Degree: Masters focusing on International Law, Governmental organizations and NGO's September 2007
· Areas of Interest: Public International Law (specially international criminal law), Immigration Law
· Other Information to Share: LLM Representative, likes meeting people and discovering new cultures.