Dwyer Arce
     
    JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

    Supreme Court of the Virgin IslandsJustice Maria Cabret
                Law Clerk, Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, 2012 - 2014


    BAR ADMISSIONS

                Pennsylvania 2013

    EDUCATION
     

    University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., May 2012

    Managing Editor, Peer Editor, & Editorial Board Member | JURIST 
    Honors:            Janavitz Fellowship in First Amendment Law
                            Marshall-Brennan Teaching Fellow
                            Tuition Scholarship
                            2010 Wohlmuth Award: Outstanding First-Year JURIST Staffer
                            2011 Wohlmuth Award: Outstanding Contribution to JURIST Archives
                            2012 Sutin Prize | JURIST
    Certifications:  Westlaw Certified - Case Law, Statutes, Secondary Resources
                            LexisNexis Professional Research Certification
                            LexisNexis Legal Research Certification
    Activities:         Pitt Law Democrats, President 2010-2011
                            Pitt OUTlaw, Advertising Manager 2010-2011
                            Hispanic Law Students Association, Vice President 2010-2011
                            JURIST Student Staff Association, Member
                            Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Member
                            American Bar Association, Student Member
                            Puerto Rican Bar Association, Student Member

    Allegheny County Bar Association, Student Member

                                     

    University of Nebraska at OmahaB.S. in Political Sciencecum laude, May 2009

    Honors:            Department Honors for Scholarly Excellence in the Study of Political Science

    Chancellor’s List, Spring 2008
    Dean’s List, Spring & Fall 2008, Spring 2009

    Societies:         Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences

    Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society

    Golden Key International Honor Society

    Presentations:  Female Genital Mutilation and International Human Rights, 2009 No Limits Conference

    Thesis:              Voter Competence in Municipal and National Elections in Omaha, Nebraska

     
     
    PUBLICATIONS
               
                JURIST
                    Assistant Editor and Staff Writer, 10/09 - 05/10
                    Senior Editor and Staff Writer, 05/10 - 5/11
                            Wrote 340 news articles for publication
                    Managing Editor, 05/11 - 05/12
                    Guest Columnist:
                            Popular Vote Compact: A Missed Opportunity for Equality, December 15, 2011

                    Articles cited in law journals from the University of Pennsylvania
                    and Boston CollegeAlso cited by the Library of Congress, SCOTUSblog
                    The Champion, the ABA, and the Connecticut Bar Journal
                     
                Editor (uncredited), Dr. Hassan Barari, Ithaca Press 2009


    ACADEMIC POSITIONS


    University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Teaching Assistant, Professor Jaclyn Belczyk, Spring 2012

                    ·     Helped teach students to synthesize legal information and explain it concisely

     

                Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, Teaching Fellow, 2011 - 2012

                                    ·     Taught civil rights, with a focus on criminal procedure, at Braddock Hills High School


    OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE


                La Isla Foundation, Legal Volunteer, León, Nicaragua, Summer 2012

                                    ·     Worked for the NGO, which helps agricultural workers affected by Chronic Kidney Disease

                                    ·     Researched corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute and edited business plan

                American Civil Liberties Union of PennsylvaniaLegal Intern, Summer 2011

                                    ·     Drafted memos and petitions for attorneys’ fees

                                    ·     Worked on First Amendment, Title IX, religious freedom, and prisoners’ rights cases


    United States District Court for the Western District of PennsylvaniaJudicial Intern, Judge Nora Barry Fischer, Spring 2011

    ·     Conducted legal research, wrote bench memos and draft opinions

                                    ·     Worked on G-20 cases, employment discrimination, and social security appeals

                Public Defender’s Office of Allegheny County, Legal Intern, Fall 2010

                    ·     Wrote memos and motions in juvenile and appellate cases

                    ·     Worked on federal and Pennsylvania constitutional issues


                University of Pittsburgh School of LawResearch Assistant, Professor Bernard Hibbitts, Summer 2010

                                    ·     Conducted research on domestic and international legal developments for JURIST

                                    ·     Wrote and edited legal news articles for publication
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