Kevin Trahan

WPS Editorial Committee Human Rights Scholars Alumni

Kevin Trahan (BA 2015, Northwestern University; JD expected 2020) interned this past summer at the United Nations' International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands. He worked in the Office of the Prosecutor, on the case of Prosecutor v. Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, two defendants who are charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. Before arriving at Texas Law, Kevin worked as a sports journalist, focusing on issues of exploitation in college sports, and he also interned with the policy team at the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago. Next summer, he will be interning with the Southern Poverty Law Center. At Texas Law, Kevin is participating in the capital punishment clinic, representing a client on death row in Texas. He is also the president of the Human Rights Law Society, a member of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, and a member of the leadership team of the Texas Law Pro Bono in January trip. After graduation, Kevin hopes to work in some capacity defending human rights through the law.