Leo W. Alley

Leo W. AlleyClass of 2015
Staff Editor, Volume 40
Staff Member, Volume 39

Will Alley grew up in Pfafftown, North Carolina, a suburb or Winston-Salem. During law School, Will has focused his studies and professional experiences mostly in the area of Criminal Law, with a particular focus on Indigent Defense. During the summer following his first year of law school, Will worked as a Research Fellow for the Carolina Criminal Justice Reform Project, where his research focused on understanding effective mitigation in capital defense and on developing new strategies for challenging forensic evidence in criminal prosecutions.  After his second year of law school, Will worked for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, representing indigent clients before the United States Parole Commission, defending against revocation of parole or supervised release.  During this same summer he also worked as a Summer Associate for Nexsen Pruet, LLC.  Will is a member of the Julius Chambers Civil Rights Appellate Advocacy Team, part of the UNC Law Holderness Moot Court Team. He is also a Staff Editor for the UNC Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation.

Blog Posts

Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Why it is in Trouble

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a hugely significant trade agreement that, if signed, would govern 40 percent of U.S. imports and exports. The agreement is being negotiated by Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. These countries make up 40% of the global economy and other countries may join the pact later. The countries involved in negotiating the TPP account for $1.5 trillion worth of trade in goods and $242 billion worth of services.


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Categories: Canada, Chile, Peru
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