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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

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 vice-chair (Diversity) of the Section’s International Legal Education Committee and a steering group member of the International Criminal Law Committee.

Community Work and Service

Trako 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. 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. Prior to joining SLU LAW, Trako worked as a criminal defense attorney at a law firm in St. Louis.  She focused her practice on municipal and state criminal offenses, appeals, and immigration law as it applies to criminal convictions.