Immediately after graduating from law school, Seti Tesefay worked for the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, an intergovernmental organization that provides a forum for international dispute resolution through arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution. Her work was funded by an MD Anderson Postgraduate Fellowship in Transnational Law through Texas Law’s Institute for Transnational Law. After completing the fellowship, she moved to Germany to work as a foreign attorney at Gantenberg Dispute Experts, a boutique firm based in Düsseldorf that specializes in international commercial arbitration and investor-state disputes as well as domestic disputes.
At Texas Law, Seti participated in the Capital Punishment Clinic and the Criminal Defense Clinic and served as the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society’s community service chair. As a Mithoff Pro Bono Scholar, she restarted the Texas Law Street Law Program and helped lead expunction clinics. She interned with the Capital Habeas Unit of Federal Defender Services of Idaho in Boise.