Samantha Mehring
Summer Legal Intern

Samantha Mehring is a second-year JD student at New York University School of Law. Samantha is a member of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) as well as the Government Benefits Assistance Project. She will spend the summer working on the CHRGJ’s Human Rights and Privatization Project.

Samantha graduated from William & Mary, summa cum laude, in 2019 with a major in International Relations and a minor in Economics. During her undergraduate studies, she conducted research on the significance of ensuring that girls have access to education in Monrovia, Liberia. In addition, Samantha served as a research assistant at AidData, a research lab focused on improving the efficiency of foreign aid. Her team published reports on the effectiveness of foreign aid in promoting human rights and economic development based on data she helped collect from leaders in developing countries regarding their perceptions of foreign aid. Samantha has also interned at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), an arm of the World Bank that promotes foreign direct investment in developing countries. As an intern, she worked to hold potential clients accountable to the Agency’s performance standards, which provide for the protection of indigenous peoples, workers’ rights, the environment, and cultural heritage.


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