Bertha Legal Fellow
Region: United States and Global
Tamara is a 2014 graduate of NYU School of Law, where she obtained an LL.M. in International Legal Studies. Tamara also holds a J.D./M.A. (International Affairs) from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.
At NYU and after graduating, Tamara worked on a long-term clinical project assessing Barrick Gold’s grievance mechanism in Porgera, Papua New Guinea. After graduating, Tamara was a Legal Fellow with the Institute for Multi-Stakeholder Initiative Integrity and a Cooperating Attorney with EarthRights International before clerking for the Honourable Ann Marie McDonald at the Federal Court of Canada.
Previously, Tamara was an associate at Lorne Waldman & Associates in Toronto, Canada, where she represented clients in immigration and refugee matters. She also acted as pro bono counsel representing public interest groups in interventions before appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Tamara has worked on international human rights cases, including those seeking justice and accountability for abuses caused by business operations, with the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York, the Canadian Centre for International Justice, and the Center for Public Interest Law in Accra.
Tamara is admitted to practice law in New York and Ontario.