Arnold’s interest in joining the IHRC stems from his hope that international law can be used to alleviate human suffering. Through his studies, he has been inspired by President Wilson and the idea that international institutions can be the primary means by which the world can ensure peace, security, and dignity around the globe.

Arnold has a background in political science from his undergraduate studies at Columbia. He also spent one year studying abroad at the University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall where he studied international relations theory and researched the relationship between “collective memory,” historical identity, and foreign policy behavior. In particular, Arnold looked at and compared how World War II and the memory of the Holocaust affected European decisions vis-a-vis the Middle East conflict. Arnold is looking
forward to taking his knowledge and honing practical tools as a student attorney for the IHRC.

Since starting at USC Gould, Arnold has been active with the International Law and Relations Organization, the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and the First Generation Professionals. During his 1L summer, Arnold worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California in the Civil Division.

“I hope to start the work of directly advocating on behalf of those whose human rights have been violated and strengthening the role of multilateral institutions in furthering international justice.”