Carly Mara Toepke

Carly Mara Toepke

  • Assistant Director - Graduate and International Programs
  • Lecturer

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Dr. iur. Carly Toepke, J.D., joined Texas Law in June 2015 as the Senior Program Coordinator of Graduate and International Programs and lecturer. She is teaching the course Legal Research and Writing for Foreign Lawyers as well as coordinating Texas Law's study abroad programs and assisting with the LL.M. Program. She is also the coach of the LL.M. Moot Court team to compete at the Fifth LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition in Washington, D.C. in April 2016. Prior to relocating to Austin, Toepke researched disability human rights law as a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland, and the Swiss Paraplegic Research in Nottwil, Switzerland, from 2011 to 2015. In 2016, she finished her doctoral degree at the University of Lucerne, Faculty of Law, on the right to inclusive education for children with disabilities. She also taught Advanced Lawyering Skills & Legal Writing at the University of Lucerne. Toepke earned her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, in 2011. While earning her degree, she studied abroad at the University of Lucerne for one semester. This experience is what sparked her journey into the Human Rights Law field and passion for educational exchange. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is a member of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and International Law Section, the Illinois Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and NAFSA. Toepke received her bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and German from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008.