Taylor Kilpatrick joins the Palau Judiciary from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where she graduated in May 2021 with Highest Honors. During law school, she worked for a semester at the U.S. Department of State Office of the Legal Advisor in the International Claims and Investment Disputes unit. She also worked for two years as a Research Assistant to Sean Murphy, a professor and the United States Representative to the U.N. International Law Commission.
She was also a Fellow in the International Human Rights Law Clinic at GW, where she specialized in the human rights of climate change. Also through that program, she spent the summer of 2019 at the University of Oxford studying International Human Rights Law. Prior to law school, Taylor worked for Demos, a racial equity and voting rights non-profit in New York, and as a field organizer for the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016. In 2015 she graduated from the University of San Diego with an undergraduate degree in International Relations and minor in Environmental Science.
During her time in Palau, Taylor greatly looks forward to snorkeling as often as possible and getting to know the community.