Nicole Parés joined the Rule of Law Collaborative in May 2020 as Research Assistant. Nicole has experience working in the fields of criminal law, social work, and child advocacy. She currently serves as a Staff Editor for the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business, as an active member of the Pro Bono Board, and as the Secretary of the SC Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Student Division. Nicole also works as an immigration clerk for a local law firm. Nicole is currently pursuing her J.D. at the University of South Carolina School of Law and expects to graduate in May 2022. She received her B.S. in Experimental Psychology and minors in Child Advocacy Studies and Spanish Language from the University of South Carolina Upstate.