P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Anja Havedal- Ipp, 2009

Legal Counsel, The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber

Anja Havedal- Ipp is an immigrant from Sweden

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Columbia University

ANJA HAVEDAL-IPP is legal counsel at The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Previously, she was an associate in the Global Disputes practice at Jones Day in New York.

Anja first came to the United States as an exchange student at UC Berkeley. She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2012, but maintains strong ties with Poland and Sweden. She lives with her husband, who is also an immigrant, and their two young children.

Anja graduated in 2011 with a JD from Columbia University School of Law and an LLM in International Criminal Law from University of Amsterdam. She holds a bachelor's degree in East and Central European studies from Lund University, Sweden.

Anja's pro bono practice includes providing legislative advice to governments of developing countries through the Public International Law and Policy Group and representing low-income clients in family, housing and immigration court proceedings.

Anja clerked in the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, served as an articles editor with the Human Rights Law Review, and participated in the environmental law clinic. Anja previously spent several years working in the field of foreign aid, including two years with the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit in Kabul, and four years at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C. She is now an associate of Jones Day, where she represents clients in U.S. and cross-border litigation and arbitration.

  • JD Law | Columbia University 2011
  • International Relations | University of California, Berkeley 2002
Work History
  • The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber, Legal Counsel
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