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The Journal of International Commercial Law is proud of its accomplished alumni.  The Journal prides itself on cultivating a tight-knit community of hard-working individuals with diverse interests and shared ambition.  JICL alumni have gone on to pursue careers in a wide-array of legal and non-legal professions in the Washington, D.C. area and around the world.  Profiles of a few of our alumni are highlighted below.

The Journal also boasts a newly-founded Mentor Program, which pairs one of our prestigious alumni with each incoming candidate member.  Mentors provide support, guidance, and feedback to candidate members as they navigate their journal responsibilities and develop their careers.  Although a relatively young journal, JICL is uniquely dedicated to forging a strong Alumni community that supports members during law school, and far into their professional careers.

To be a mentor, reconnect with JICL, submit your profile, or share an event or job opportunity with the JICL community, email us at


William Lowery:

William Lowery, the founding Editor-in-Chief of JICL, graduated George Mason University School of Law in 2010 and is a New York qualified attorney with CMS in London. Mr. Lowery’s practice concerns energy sector disputes, with a focus on international arbitration. He also provides advice on public international law and the application of sanctions and export controls. Mr. Lowery was recognized by the firm for his “outstanding contribution to CMS” in his first year of practice, largely for his work on the Guide to Arbitration (a summary of arbitration law in 32 jurisdictions). Mr. Lowery remains actively involved with JICL, serving as a resource to current Journal management and a mentor to incoming candidate members.


Anum Pervaiz:

Anum Pervaiz, a former JICL Research Editor, graduated magna cum laude from George Mason University School of Law in 2012 and is a member of the Virginia bar.  Ms. Pervaiz is currently an Associate at Venable LLP in Tysons Corner, Virginia, where her practice focuses on a wide range of commercial real estate transactions across the country and internationally.


Jennifer Kline:

Jennifer Kline, a former JICL Senior Articles Editor and Senior Member, currently works in employment-based immigration law at Robert Lubin & Associates, PC.  Ms. Kline also has experience working with asylum and criminal immigration issues, as well as 7 years of experience in arms control and nonproliferation, specifically export controls.  During her work with JICL, Ms. Kline published her article, “When Comprehensive Falls Short: The Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010.”  Ms. Kline currently resides in Arlington Virginia.


Tyler Stubbs:

Tyler Stubbs, former JICL Managing & Publications Editor, graduated George Mason University School of Law in 2012 and is a member of the Virginia Bar.  Mr. Stubbs worked as a Deputy Supervisor for Mitt Romney’s Campaign and has also worked as an independent contractor in criminal law, and at George Mason University School of Law.  During his tenure at George Mason, Mr. Stubbs co-founded the Mason program and competed in the 19th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria.  Mr. Stubbs received Honorable Mention for the Martin Domke Award for Best Individual Oralist and Honorable Mention for theFrederic Eisemann Award for Best Team Orals after Mason’s team advanced to the round of 16 out of 285 teams from over 70 nations.  Mr. Stubbs recently re-located to Florida, but remains actively involved with the Journal and serves as a mentor to incoming candidate members, as well as an adjunct professor for JICL’s Law Journal Management course.


Vanessa Shakib:

Vanessa Shakib, former JICL Senior Notes Editor, graduated from George Mason University School of Law in 2012 and is a member of the California bar. Ms. Shakib is currently an Associate with the law firm Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Esensten LLP in Tarzana, California. Ms. Shakib practices general business law, inverse condemnation, and public entity liability.


Kayla Florio:

Kayla Florio, former JICL Executive Editor, graduated from George Mason University School of Law in 2013 and is a member of the Virginia bar. Ms. Florio is an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Structured Finance in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. Ms. Florio reviews Securities Act and Exchange Act filings of asset-backed security registrants and conducts research and aids in drafting staff recommendations for Commission rulemaking.


Michael Lew:

Michael Lew, a former Notes Editor, graduated from George Mason University School of Law in 2013 and joined the firm of Patterson & Sheridan LLP as an Associate in the firm’s Houston, TX office. He is a member of the Virginia Bar and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Lew’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications with an emphasis on computer-implemented inventions, communications technologies, artificial intelligence, and downhole oil and gas sensing devices, as well as providing strategic counseling to a variety of clients.

Kaitlyn Amundsen:

Kaitlyn Amundsen, former JICL Notes Editor, graduated cum laude from George Mason University School of Law in 2013 and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. While at Mason, Ms. Amundsen published her note, From Your Land to Mine: The Benefits of Applying the First Sale Doctrine to Goods Manufactured Abroad. Ms. Amundsen currently serves as a Judge Advocate General in the United States Navy.

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