Current J.S.D. Student Profiles
Maryssa Gabriel (Bermuda)
Maryssa Gabriel entered law school at the age of 16 and earned her LL.B. from Trinity College, Dublin. She was awarded the Appleby Legal Scholarship after completing her LL.B. and went on to pursue a master’s degree in Law and Anthropology at the London School of Economics. Her thesis focused on patent law, bioethics, and human rights. Before completing her LL.M., magna cum laude, at Notre Dame, she trained and practiced as an attorney in London and Bermuda. Ms. Gabriel was awarded the Sir John W. Cox University Scholarship to pursue the J.S.D. at Notre Dame and was given the Faculty Award for Excellence in Gender Issues and International Law during her LL.M. studies. She was admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2015 and is a licensed attorney admitted to the New York State Bar and the Bermuda Bar.
Tladi Marumo (South Africa)
Tladi Marumo obtained a B.A. in Political and International Studies, and Legal Theory (2008), an LLB (2010), and an LL.M. in Constitutional Class Action Litigation (2016) from Rhodes University, South Africa. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Prospecting and Mining Law (2012) from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is an admitted attorney having practiced at law firms, Webber Wentzel, Hogan Lovells, and Norton Rose Fulbright. He taught as an Andrew W. Mellon Lecturer at Rhodes University Faculty of Law. He is a Director of the Good Law Foundation, advocating for the rule of law, human rights, and democracy. His doctoral research conducts a comparative study of class action litigation, for the promotion of access to justice and human rights in Africa. Mr. Marumo is a recipient of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program Scholarship.
Bernardo Pulido Marquez (Venezuela)
Bernardo Pulido Marquez holds a law degree from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB) at Caracas, Venezuela (2010), where he also completed studies on Venezuelan Constitutional Law. Pulido Marquez also holds a Master in the Science of Law (JSM) from Stanford Law School where he was part of the Stanford Program in International Legal Studies (SPILS) (2012). For five years he was a part-time professor at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello teaching Human Rights, General Topics of Constitutional Law and Venezuela Constitutional Law. Before joining the J.S.D. program at Notre Dame Law School, he worked as a human rights advocate and activist in Venezuela, defending political prisoners, including some of the most relevant Venezuelan opposition leaders and victims of human rights violations, aiding them in legal actions and international claims. His research will focus on inadmissible restrictions on political rights.