Friday, July 20, 2007

The Gavel Welcomes its New SLC!

As our outgoing Student Liaison Correspondent (SLC), Ben Keim, finalizes his preparations for the VA Bar, The Global Gavel welcomes Ms. Tracy Wood as our newest SLC.

Photograph by Lisa Johnson; submitted by Tracy Wood.

Tracy Wood is a 3L at Seattle University , where she is focusing her studies on international law and serving as an Article Editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. She is an avid traveler and hopes to work abroad in the future, promoting the rule of law. She spent last summer in Cambodia as a legal associate for the Documentation Center of Cambodia, a non-governmental organization devoted to documenting the crimes and atrocities of the Khmer Rouge era. As part of her work for the Documentation Center, Tracy developed and implemented a training program on concepts of international law and international police investigation standards for police investigators assigned to the Khmer Rouge Tribunals.

Prior to law school, she worked as a Seattle Police Officer for eight years and is currently serving as a consultant to The Defender Association. In her spare time, Tracy likes to hike, read, and write.

Many thanks to Ben for all of his hard work as our outgoing SLC and a warm welcome to Tracy as our incoming SLC! Feel free to contact Tracy at