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Ira H. Trako, J.D.

Assistant Director, Center for International and Comparative Law; Director, LL.M. Program in American Law for Foreign Lawyers

Courses Taught

Immigration and Crime in the International Context, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court


B.A., B.S.B.A., Saint Louis University, 2008
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, 2011

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Comparative Law
  • International Law

Research Interests

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).