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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