Ira H. Trako, J.D.
Assistant Director, Center for International and Comparative Law; Director, LL.M. Program in American Law for Foreign Lawyers
Immigration and Crime in the International Context, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court
- Criminal Law
- Comparative Law
- International Law
Trako's areas of focus include criminal law, international and comparative criminal law, international law and immigration law.
Professional Organizations and Associations
Trako is a licensed member of the Missouri Bar Association (MoBar). She is also an
active member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the ABA’s Section of International
Law, where she currently serves as Co-Chair of the Section’s International Legal Education
and Specialist Certification Committee and as Vice Chair (Publications) of the International
Criminal Law Committee.
Community Work and Service
Trako is an instructor of law and serves as the assistant director for the Center
for International and Comparative Law and as the director for the LL.M. in American
Law for Foreign Lawyers program. Prior to joining the SLU LAW faculty, Trako's areas
of legal practice focused on municipal and state criminal offenses, appeals, and immigration
law as it applies to criminal convictions. During law school, Trako received a concentration
in international and comparative law and held an externship with the Honorable William
D. Stiehl at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois.
Trako currently serves on the board of directors for the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA Project).