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Summer Writing Camp Instructor Intros!

June 10

LearningLeaders is happy to announce the instructors for this year’s writing portion of the Debate and Writing Camp!

Noah Messing

20160610_Noah MessingNoah Messing is Yale Law School’s Lecturer in the Practice of Law and Legal Writing. He graduated in 2000 from Yale Law School, where he was a Coker Fellow. While at Yale, he received the Benjamin Cardozo Prize and the Potter Stewart Prize in the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals program; those prizes are awarded, respectively, for the year’s best moot court brief and to the team that wins the Spring semester moot court competition.

Following graduation, Noah worked as a trial and appellate litigator in Washington D.C., as Counsel to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, and as Associate Counsel to the Hillary Clinton for President campaign.


Ryan Mitchell

20160610_Ryan MitchellA member of the California Bar, Mr. Mitchell is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Yale University, with a focus on Law.  He previously attended Harvard Law School, where he was a board member of the Harvard Asia Law Society and received the China Cravath International Fellowship.  Mr. Mitchell graduated from The New School in New York, New York.

His work has been published in the International Affairs Review, the Huffington Post, The Diplomat, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.  Mr. Mitchell speaks Mandarin, Spanish, English, and enjoys learning Japanese, French, and German.





Omer Aziz

20160610_Omer AzizMr. Aziz is currently a Law student at Yale University School of Law, previously completing a Masters of Philosophy degree at the University of Cambridge in International Relations.  There, he finished in the top 5% of his class and wrote his thesis on Explaining Indian Foreign Policy Towards China Since 1991.  Previously, Mr. Aziz graduated from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, receiving over fifteen separate academic honors and scholarships.

Mr. Aziz has also worked for the Office of the U.N. in Geneva, Switzerland, the Office of the Minister of Industry in Ottawa, Canada, and the Deloitte Global Public Sector.  His work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, and the New Republic.  Mr. Aziz speaks English and Urdu.


Nathan Ashe

20160610_Nathan AsheCurrently a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at Princeton University, Mr. Ashe graduated from Columbia University with a degree in English and Comparative Literature.  At Princeton and Columbia, Mr. Ashe has dedicated himself to community outreach, designing literary analysis and neuroscience courses that are taught to both incarcerated students and underprivileged middle-school students.

An avid fan of Sherlock Holmes, Mr. Ashe has presented his Columbia senior thesis, “Our Case is Not Complete” at the Princeton-Rutgers Nineteenth-Century Symposium.  Additionally, Mr. Ashe has conducted original research at Cambridge University, the University of London, and the British Library on the topic.  Mr. Ashe speaks English, German, and French.




Jeremy Liss

20160610_Jeremy LissMr. Liss is a recent graduate of Yale Law School, participating in Moot Court and Barristers’ Union clubs.  Before Yale, Mr. Liss graduated from Columbia University magna cum laude, where he was Editor in Chief of The Current.  In the Fall of 2016, Mr. Liss will begin his law career as an Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison in New York, New York.

Mr. Liss has also worked for Judge Alvin Hellerstein in the Southern District of New York, in the production office of “30 Rock” NBC, and in the Office of the First Lady of the United States.  Mr. Liss also previously founded the First Laptop Project in Washington, DC, a charity to refurbish computers for the benefit of low-income students.


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