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Assistant High School

Calabasas, California, 91302, United States
May 31, 2010

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Tala Rezai

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(818) ***-**** /


Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA

J.D., December 2009; Graduate Certificate in Human Rights; Admitted to

California State Bar, May 2010

Semester Abroad at Queen Mary, University of London, Law School, Fall 2007

Honors: Iranian-American Bar Association Scholarship Recipient

Activities: Secretary, International Law Society; Student Legal

Services; Student Alumni Association

University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

B.A., Political Science and B.A., International Development Studies, cum

laude, June 2004

Minor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Honors: Women For Change Student Leadership Award

Activities: Secretary, UCLA Baha'i Association; Health for Humanity;

UCLA International Institute


Pryor Cashman LLP, Los Angeles, CA July

2008 - Aug 2009

Legal Assistant

Assisted lawyers in analyzing complex transactions, negotiating terms,

draft agreements, and client files.

Researched and examined entertainment, media and communications law, film

finance and distribution deals.

Roshanian Payman International, Solicitors, London, England

Sept 2007 - Dec 2007

Legal and Administrative Intern

Supported partners by writing and editing memoranda, opinion letters,

litigation pleadings, and motions and briefs.

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, New Haven, CT June

2006 - Aug 2006

Legal Intern

Conducted legal research on murder, torture, gender-related violence,

disappearances, and extra-judicial killings.

Worked with human rights attorneys in categorizing and analyzing human-

rights related documents for use in investigations and written reports.

Promoted the development and growth of an international human rights


Globalization Research Center Africa, Los Angeles, CA

Aug 2004 - Aug 2005

Assistant to the Director

Oversaw the program's research on African globalization; established

working relationship with other centers.

Developed website, maintained database, and managed multi-million dollar

budget. Coordinated events and projects on HIV/AIDS, Urban Services and

Infrastructure, Conflict Management, Governance, and Democracy.

Research Assistant June

2003 - Aug 2004

Performed research and wrote profiles on African nations and case studies

about intricacies of globalization.

Synchronized and acquired copyrighted images, music, and videos for online

high school curriculum project.

Other experience includes work as a summer associate for Banafsheh, Danesh

& Javid, P.C. in Beverly Hills, CA, a research analyst for the Association

County Commissioners of Georgia, a legal intern for the Federal Defender

Program in Atlanta, GA, a resident advisor for UCLA Office of Residential

Life, a legislative intern at the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office in

Washington, DC, and a congressional intern to Congressman Brad Sherman in

Encino, CA.


Neighborhood Legal Services, Van Nuys, CA Jan

2008 - June 2008

Provided free legal aid in family law and landlord-tenant disputes to

clients, assisted attorneys with case strategies.

Escuela El Llano, Guanacaste, Costa Rica June

2002 - Sept 2002

Taught English at elementary schools, helped build and paint houses, and

provided services to underdeveloped villages.

Children's Enrichment Program, Los Angeles, CA Sept

2000 - June 2005

Tutored elementary school children, provided mentorship, integrated

academics with moral character development.


Fluent in German and Persian.

Founded Fashionable Earth, a nonprofit organization, which promotes

sustainable and eco-friendly living and design through service, consumer

education, fashion, social justice, global awareness and the arts.

Served as a United States Youth Ambassador under the Congress-Bundestag

Youth Scholarship, living in Germany and representing the United States

(aimed at fostering relations and contact between American and European


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