Zeina Jallad is the first female J.S.D. graduate at Columbia Law School from the Arab region. She completed her J.S.D. with the Highest Distinction. Zeina is a legal consultant, researcher, and educator with over 15 years of experience providing services to major international and academic institutions, including United Nations agencies (IIIM, UNDP, UN Women, UNHCR, OHCHR and UNICEF), Columbia University in New York, and Birzeit University in Palestine. With an intersectional focus on the law, her body of work reflects her wide-ranging experience in the fields of international law, human rights, international criminal law, minorities rights, rule of law and gender justice. Recognized as the youngest Law graduate by the University of Jordan (2004), Zeina also holds an LL.M from Columbia University (2008). She is a member of both the Palestinian Bar Association (2004) and the New York City Bar (2012). She is a recipient of the Palestinian Presidential Golden Medal (2021).