Year Two final of the Mitchell L. McLean Mock Trial: A Spectacle of Sharp Thinking and Legal Acumen

On 13 November 2023, ELSA IE held the second final of the Mitchell L. McLean Mock Trial. The competition, based on the U.S. common law system, allows students to step into the shoes of U.S. litigators as they go up against each other in teams. The Stork breaks down this latest experience in an eye-opening article.

The Dark Clouds Return: A Backward March in Afghanistan as the Taliban Regains Control – What it Means for Women, the Middle East and...

In 2021, the Taliban reclaimed power in Afghanistan after a 20 year war racked the country. This new reality seems more like déjà vu to Afghan people, who are reliving the oppressive policies that burdened the country during the Taliban's original rule in the late '90s.

Sophia Klonis Casanova

Hi! I'm Sophia, a Brazilian-born yet quarter Greek, Colombian, Portuguese and Spanish extra-terrestrial. I'm a first-year writer for the news section of the Stork, and a PPLE+Data Analytics student. Writing is one of my longest enduring passions, and among my areas of interest are politics, philosophy, and emerging technologies. "As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand," –Ernest Hemingway
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