Executive Board

Executive Board 2018-2019

Lily Grisafi is the President of the Columbia European Law Association and the Submissions Editor of the Columbia Journal of European Law.

Within European law, Lily is particularly interested in environmental and human rights law. Lily further explores her interests through the Environmental Law Clinic and her position on the Environmental Law Society Executive Board. After 1L, Lily spent the summer interning for the Clean Energy Program at the Environmental Defense Fund in Washington, D.C. and conducting legal research for Vice Dean Elizabeth Scott.


Lily is from Vail, Colorado and holds a BFA in Film Production and a BA in Geology and Film Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. 

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Fanta B. Kamara is a 2L student at Columbia Law School with a strong interest in international law. She has a particular interest in European Union law and the interplay between EU law and Member State law. Due to this interest, she was excited to join CELA and play a role in shaping the discussion surrounding European law at Columbia.

In addition to being the Vice President of CELA, Fanta is also currently a Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of European Law, International Programs Co-Chair of the Columbia Society of International Law, Secretary of the Law in Africa Student's Society and Conference & Gala Co-Chair of Empowering Women of Color.

Prior to studying at Columbia, she attended McGill University, where she majored in Economics, and minored in Political Science and German Literature. Her hobbies include traveling, writing fiction, and watching as many TV shows as she can find time for.

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Matthew Thompson is a 1L board representative of the Columbia European Law Association. He is also a 1L board representative for Rightslink, and the Whiskey and Spirits club as well as being a research for the Human Rights Clinic. Prior to Columbia Law School, he worked as a reservoir engineer for Southwestern Energy in Houston, Texas. Matthew holds a B.S. in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology with a minor in computer science from The University of Texas at Austin.


Jacquiley is from Melbourne, Australia and she earned a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Before coming to law school, she spent a year working in Melbourne as well as travelling abroad in southeast Asia, the U.S., and Europe. She hopes to practice in Europe someday and to become a globally-engaged lawyer. In her free time, Jacquiley enjoys creative writing, working out, and exploring new places.


Daniel is a LL.M. student at Columbia Law School during the academic year 2018/2019. Daniel studied law at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, with international exchanges at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, and Moscow State University in Russia. During his studies he focused on issues of European Procedural Law, compliance of EU law with investor-state arbitration, and European Competition Law, namely state aid permissibility. After graduation, Daniel practiced in an international law firm in the arbitration and litigation department.


Within European Law, Daniel is currently interested in the nature of investor-state dispute resolution reform within the European Union and European regulation of capital markets, and he is keen to develop these interests and exchange ideas in CELA. He is a proud season ticket holder of Czech soccer club Sparta Prague and loves to read about the 20th century history.

Chrysa Kechagia is a current LL.M student and an LL.M board representative of the Columbia European Law Association. Prior to Columbia, Chrysa obtained another LL.M in International Commercial Arbitration. Also, she worked as a trainee lawyer in corporate, litigation and arbitration practice in Greece. Within the European Law, Chrysa is particularly interested in European financial regulation as well as competition law. Chrysa, is from Athens Greece.

Peter Neuboeck from Salzburg, Austria, is LL.M. candidate (’19) at Columbia Law School. He studied Law and Political Science at University of Salzburg. Peter working as a trainee for the European Commission, in the Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union here he could get vast experience of the work of the European Insitutions from an inside perspective.After being visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute of International Law, Heidelberg, Germany, Peter started the LL.M. program at Columbia and is research assistant for Prof. Anu Bradford, Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization and Director for the European Legal Studies Center at Columbia Law School.

Peter is always striving to bring the European Union closer to his personal environment. Back at home in Austria he regularly organized events and panel discussions with high ranked experts in the fields of European Affairs as well as study trips to Brussels.