S. Ellie Norton is currently pursuing an MPhil in Socio-Legal Research, under the supervision of Fernanda Pirie.  Her project focuses on the opposing societal perceptions and legal treatment of child soldiers and children in gangs. 

Ellie received her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 2013, after completing a bachelor's in Modern Languages and Literatures from Kenyon College.  At Chicago, Ellie began working with the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights, which promotes the best interests of unaccompanied children in the U.S. immigration system.  She went on to serve as an international arbitration and litigation associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (New York, Paris) for five years.  For her continued work representing vulnerable individuals in immigration proceedings, Ellie was a four-time recipient of the Legal Aid Society's pro bono acheivement award.


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International humanitarian law; international human rights law; children's rights; issue construction; critical theory

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