Nichole Chen HeadshotNichole is a J.D. candidate at the Georgetown University Law Center and is particularly interested in the areas of international trade and sovereign debt.

She holds a triple degree in Economics, Political Science, and Chinese Language from the University of California, Los Angeles. Nichole also received graduation honors for her thesis on Taiwan’s political space in the international sphere.

Her interest in international trade was sparked not only by her background of growing up abroad but also through her role with Taiwan’s Office of Trade Negotiations in the Ministry of Economic Affairs. There, Nichole conducted research on what changes Taiwan would need to make to its internal policies if it were to join certain international trade agreements. Nichole’s interest in international law and trade has continued throughout her educational career. Currently, she is part of Georgetown’s Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition team.

Prior to law school, Nichole worked in multiple law firms to gain legal experience, including firms specializing in entertainment law, trusts and estates, corporate law, and personal injury. Throughout law school, she has continued to expand her legal experience through the Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, the National Disaster Loan Resolution Center of the Small Business Administration (SBA), DXC Technology, and most recently, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Her interest in issues of debt was sparked through her time at the SBA.

Nichole joins IIEL with hopes of expanding upon her academic research experience and knowledge in international trade, globalization, and sovereign debt.