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.