Luwam Dirar is a J.S.D. candidate at Cornell Law School, where she is also a Leo and Arvila Berger International Studies Fellow. Prior to joining Cornell Law School, Luwam served as a legal advisor to the Minister of Justice of the State of Eritrea, and clerked for the honorary Justice Habteab Yemane of the Highest Appellate Court of Eritrea. Luwam's areas of interest include International Trade Law, International Law and Development, Human Rights, Foreign Direct Investment, Intellectual property and Immigration Law. She has worked on various capacity building projects in the justice sector and has served in different position in drafting of laws and proclamations in Eritrea. In addition, she has also held various fellowships and has served as an editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. Her current research project for her J.S.D. dissertation examines the European Union as an exogenous factor in the integration schemes of Southern African Countries.