Tensaye Alemu is at master student in law and joined PluriCourts in September. We took a small chat with her on her role at PluriCourts and why she applied.
- What kind of tasks do you have at PluriCourts?
I am employed as a research assistant for the research initiative on the interface between international and national law. Primarily, my work will consist of writing my master's thesis, where I will write on the prosecuting authority's access to seize data stored on servers abroad. In addition to this, I will participate in meetings for the research group on international and national law, arrange and help with conferences, as well as carry out source checks in scientific works.
- Why did you apply to PluriCourts?
I applied to PluriCourts because I find the particular focus on the relationship between international and national law within my area of interest. In addition, PluriCourts has a very strong and international professional environment, which made me even more motivated to apply.
- What is your background before you came to Pluricourts?
- I started studying law at the University of Oslo in 2016. Throughout my studies, I have taken electives such as international criminal law, immigration law and employment law. The autumn of 2021, I had an exchange stay in Aix-en-Provence in France, where I took international electives in French. Throughout my studies, I have been fortunate enough to have been able to work with, and learn about law in various contexts; among other things as an intern in law firms, public offices, UNICEF Norway and most recently at the Norwegian embassy in The Hague.
- Do you have a fun fact or special interest?
I worked at Mcdonald's for 2 years but I never tasted a Big Mac.