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Issue: Spring/Summer 2018 | Section: Features

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Neeru Chadha in front of flags Neeru Chadha in front of flags

Features Spring/Summer 2018

Neeru Chadha, LLM ’85, Elected to UN Maritime Law Tribunal

For most of her law career, Neeru Chadha, LLM ’85, served as a legal adviser in relative anonymity in the Ministry of External Affairs in her native India. But in June 2017, Chadha became the first Indian woman elected to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea—the Hamburg-based UN judicial body that was established in 1994 to settle maritime disputes worldwide. She was anonymous no more.

Hessel Yntema in front of ocean Hessel Yntema in front of ocean

Features Spring/Summer 2018

Hessel Yntema IV, ’13: Paradise Found as Saipan’s GC

A few years out of law school and itching for a new adventure, Hessel Yntema IV, ’13, was working as an assistant city attorney in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, in April 2017 when an unusual job advertisement caught his eye. “I thought, ‘I could be an assistant attorney general on Saipan. That sounds like fun,’” Yntema says.