Moab native to study with Auschwitz legal ethics program in Germany, Poland
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Tess Graham
Tess Graham
Tess Graham, a 2008 graduate of Grand County High School who is currently a student at the New York University School of Law, is one of 12 law students and early-career attorneys chosen for the 2018 law program of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics. Those selected will participate in a two-week program in Germany and Poland this summer, which uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi-occupied Europe as a way to reflect on ethics in the legal profession today.

“I view this fellowship as an unparalleled opportunity to deepen and broaden the ethical toolkit that I will draw upon throughout my career,” said Graham, currently a third-year law student at NYU.

A native of Moab, Graham attended Grand County High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and philosophy at Westminster College and a master’s degree in international affairs at the University of Utah. She has worked with U.N. Refugee Agency in Amman, Jordan, the Global Justice Center in New York and the Department of Justice’s National Security Division in Washington, D.C.

While serving at the Department of Justice, Graham focused on counter-terrorism, foreign interference and violent extremism. Following law school, Graham plans to work with a human rights organization in Lebanon.

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