Mark Dawson is a missionary and international law consultant in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Previously, he worked as international and human rights law counsel to the Mennonite Central Committee in Bukavu. Immediately after graduating from law school, Mark was a fellow with Blue Ridge Legal Services in Harrisonburg, Virginia, providing direct representation and community education on predatory payday and car-title lending and debt collection. He focused on serving refugees, immigrants and poultry workers with limited English proficiency. His work was funded by the G. Rollie White Trust Fellowship in Public Interest Law, a Texas Law postgraduate fellowship.
At Texas Law, Dawson participated in the Human Rights Clinic and served as president of the Human Rights Law Society. He interned with the Human Rights Law Network in Mumbai, India and with Blue Ridge Legal Services.