Margaret Scotti

Legal Advisor
Washington, D.C. (ICNL Headquarters)

Margaret Scotti earned her J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center with a Certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies.

During law school, Ms. Scotti focused on international/comparative law and refugee law. She studied Chinese law at Tsinghua University in Beijing, represented an asylum seeker through Georgetown’s Center for Applied Legal Studies, was an editor on the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, and served as a Global Teaching Fellow.  She interned for the president of the International Bar Association in London, where she researched deficiencies of the Cambodia Khmer Rouge trials with regard to international standards of due process. She also interned for a federal judge in Puerto Rico, an appellate refugee law firm, and the U.S. Department of State - Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation.  

Before law school, Ms. Scotti monitored Eurasian nuclear security and proliferation issues as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy and received an Appreciation Award from the Secretary of Energy for her analyses. Prior to that, she helped plan national nuclear and radiological terrorism exercises for Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. 

Ms. Scotti received her undergraduate degree, with distinction in her major in Psychology, from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. During her undergraduate years, she assisted in clinical psychology labs and co-published research.

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