Ira H. Trako, J.D.
Assistant Director, Center for International and Comparative Law; Director, LL.M. Program in American Law for Foreign Lawyers
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 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.