Tatiana M. Cody serves as the 2016-2017 National Mock Trial Director for National Black Law Students Association (“NBLSA”). In this role, she facilitates all regional and national mock trial competitions.
Ms. Cody is a native of Central Kentucky. She is a legacy graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with Pre-Med Concentration. While at Eastern Kentucky University, Ms. Cody served as Vice President and then President of the Honors Program Student Organization, student representative on the Honors Program Faculty Advisory Committee. Ms. Cody was a member of EKU’s nationally-competitive mock trial team, a member of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, and was inducted to Phi Sigma national Biology Honor Society. Ms. Cody was also selected to give the student commencement address at her commencement ceremony in 2014.
Ms. Cody is currently a third year student at The George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C. She served as Vice President of George Washington’s BLSA chapter for the 2015-16 academic year and is a Student Ambassador for George Washington Law School. Ms. Cody is a member of George Washington’s Mock Trial Board, and was the 2015 winner of George Washington’s Upper Level Mock Trial Competition and the 2015 Estrella Trial Advocacy Award. Ms. Cody served as a student attorney in George Washington’s Vaccine Injury Litigation clinic, where she and her team tried, and won, a case in the United States Court of Federal Claims in 2015.
In addition to her organizational leadership, Ms. Cody has held several litigation-related internships during her time in law school including AARP, judicial internships at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and the Transportation Security Administration. Ms. Cody has had the opportunity to work with numerous clients, pro bono. Ms. Cody is interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property litigation following graduation, and hopes to maintain a strong component of pro bono service throughout her career.
Ms. Cody has been practicing yoga for close to six years, and has been a strong advocate for individuals with autoimmune disorders since her diagnosis in 2013.