Our latest Law Student Limelight is Tareian King, who is in her first year at The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. King grew up in New Orleans, attended Bard College and interned at human rights organizations before enrolling in law school. She also founded and runs Nolafrique, which distributes products made in rural West Africa. King wants a career in human rights law, though she first wants to practice at an international corporate firm that does work in Africa.
“I want to spend a sufficient amount of years understanding Africa’s finances before moving back into explicitly human rights work,” King says. “It would be great if I can inspire local corporate firms in Africa to not only profit from working with foreign investment companies, but also to remember Africa and their communities, to push outside corporations to give back to the communities the same way Nolafrique does.”