S.J.D. Candidate International Business Law/Visiting Scholar
Central European University, Budapest/Columbia Law School, New York
Ioana is one of the four founding members of the project. She decided to become part of the Lawyr.it project because she remarked that law students from the region are lacking opportunities to develop their legal writing skills and legal English jargon. Lawyr.it offers a platform where law students can get connected with other legal systems in the region, enhance their skills in order to increase their accessibility to the job market, as well as find out about different professional, academic, or extracurricular opportunities that may be of interest for them. Ioana has been a Managing Editor for the first three years and has been coordinating the Legal Research team in the forth year. She is now working strictly on strategy and expansion of the project, as well as on the management of the project's website, marketing and visual identity.
Ioana graduated in 2014 from the Babes-Bolyai University (L.L.B in Law) and in 2015 from the Central European University (L.L.M in International Business Law). She has also practiced academic debate for 7 years, having reached the finals of the most important competitions in the world, such as the European Universities Debating Championship (2014) and Oxford Intervarsity (2012). Previously, Ioana has worked for two years in a regional Romanian law firm, then she moved to Budapest, where she worked for OPL Attorneys, an international law firm, and Explico, a tech and regulatory consultancy boutique. She has been a Teaching Assistant at Babes-Bolyai University, in Cluj-Napoca, on Public International Law, a tutor in the CEU Open Learning Initiative and a Teaching Assistant at CEU for Big Data, and has also been a Visiting Research Fellow in Beijing, at the China University of Political Science and Law, and a Research Fellow at the Swiss Institute for Comparative Law (Lausanne).
She is currently based in New York, where she does research at Columbia Law School. She also currently consults on GDPR compliance matters for Healcloud, a start-up providing data management and analytics systems for the healthcare industry, where she is the acting DPO. She is a regular collaborator of the Riga Graduate School of Law, a member of GigaNet and a recurring ICANN Fellow.
See more about Ioana here.