In the meantime, I've got some exciting activities planned that I can start thinking about now that finals are OVER! First up, packing and heading out of Moscow...after some post-finals celebrating of course. Followed by a week at home with a possible short trip to Seattle thrown in.
Then I head to DC for the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court competition (http://www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy/mcourt/index_en.cfm). Teammate Seth and I finished our brief in, um, April I think? Seems like years. So now we travel to DC for oral arguments. 45 minutes of getting grilled by a panel of judges for those of you lucky enough to never have experienced oral arguments. That said, it should be a lot of fun. Our case this year involved the detention and torture of a woman alleged to be involved in a terrorist organization. Unfortunately, Seth and I are representing the state...but it still provides a great opportunity to explore the international and regional treaties involving torture and inhumane treatment.
After the competition is over I'm taking the train up to NY for my first trip ever to the Big Apple! Going to visit my lovely friend Katherine who got a summer job in a big firm there. Yay! Coming back from NY on Monday, and then off to Cambodia on Thursday!