Laura Bachmann

$10/hr
I write, edit, proofread, and translate.
Reply rate:
-
Availability:
Hourly ($/hour)
Age:
27 years old
Location:
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Experience:
3 years
LAURA BACHMANN Rua Laurinda Santos Lobo, 124 || Rio de Janeiro, Brazil || - ||- EDUCATION University of Wisconsin Law School Madison, WI Juris Doctor May 2016 GPA/Honors: 3.48 (Top 20%); Dean’s Academic Achievement Award Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow for Portuguese (2014-16) Journal: Wis. International Law Journal, Managing Article Editor (2015-16)Associate Article Editor (2014-15); named Outstanding Editor (2015-16), and Outstanding Cite Checker (2014-15) Moot Court: Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court, Competitor (Spring 2015) Boston University Boston, MA Bachelor of Arts, International Relations September 2012 GPA/Honors: 3.39; Dean’s List (Spring 2012) Publications: Laura Bachmann, Cuba, the OAS & CELAC: Cuba's New Role in Latin America, 3.3 INT’L RELATIONS REVIEW 24, Boston University (Spring 2012) EXPERIENCE Catalytic Communities Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Collaborator July 2016 - present - Write articles on topics related to favelas for the news site rioonwatch.org, published articles are available at http://www.rioonwatch.org/?writer=laura-bachmann - Lead collaborator covering developments in Horto, a bi-centennial community threatened by eviction; conduct interviews with residents and report on evictions and other important events - Research and author articles on legal issues as needed, given rioonwatch.org's focus Crag Law Center Portland, OR Summer Associate June - August 2015 - Conducted legal research on administrative law, natural resources law, civil procedure, and evidence - Drafted pleadings, motions, memoranda and correspondence, and assisted staff attorneys in preparing arguments for state and federal court Wisconsin Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Unit Madison, WI Legal Extern May - July 2014; September - December 2015 - Drafted civil complaints, briefs, and motions for state court in environmental and administrative law - Observed hearings and trials in state and federal court; attended CLE seminars; and participated in National Association of Attorney Generals trainings - Collaborated with attorneys at other state agencies to develop litigation strategies IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) Madison, WI IRS-Certified Volunteer Tax Seasons 2014 - 2016 - In one-on-one sessions with taxpayers, complete tax returns using IRS software - Ensured that taxpayers benefited from all credits for which they qualified - Work with a team of income tax return preparers to ensure accurate electronic filing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Languages: Spanish, Portuguese Bar Admission: Wisconsin, no- (June 2016 - present)

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