Isa Qasim is a student at the Yale Law School interested in U.S. foreign policy and its connection to domestic politics, policy, and law. At Yale, he is a Coker Fellow, an editor for the Yale Law Journal, and a member of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. Previously, he served on the board of the National Security Group and as an editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. He has held legal internships at the State Department Office of the Legal Advisor, the Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney’s Office, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago. 

Prior to law school, he managed an international development project in the West Bank and worked as an investment associate at Bridgewater Associates. A Chicagoland native, he was also an inaugural member of the Obama Foundation’s internship program.

Isa is a 2015 graduate of Yale College, where he studied Humanities and ran on the cross country and track teams. His writing has appeared in Slate, Just Security, and the Yale Journal of International Law Online. After law school, he looks forward to clerking for Judge Walker of the Second Circuit.