Matthew T. Simpson '04 recently had an article published in the American University International Law Review, the seventh-ranked international law review in the United States. His article is titled “Chopping Away at Chapter 11: the Softwood Lumber Agreement's Effect on the NAFTA Investor-State Dispute Resolution Mechanism.”
Simpson, who has joined the Washington office of Weil Gotshal and Manges as a summer associate, is working primarily in the firm’s international trade, patent litigation and private equity groups.
Before beginning his third and final year of his JD/MA program at American University this fall, Simpson will travel to Northern Cyprus with Tara Van De Mark '03 to provide legal assistance on post-conflict dispute resolution to the government of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Both Simpson and Van De Mark are research associates with the Public International Law and Policy Group.
A cum laude graduate who majored in economics and critical social studies and minored in mathematics at HWS, Simpson was a member of the sailing team, president of his senior class, and a member of Chimera and Orange Key. He graduated with highest honors in economics and was inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international economics honors society.
Van De Mark, who majored in environmental studies and anthropology and minored in English, is studying international law and policy this summer at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey. She will begin her second year of the dual JD/MA International Affairs degree program at American University in the fall.