Ladan Cher reports about international law, human rights and the Middle East. She earned a JD in 2011 from American University Washington College of Law where she focused on international law and passed the New York bar examination in 2011. She wrote a comment for the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law on attempted recognition of Sharia divorce in United States courts.
As a student attorney, she worked at the World Bank's Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative and the International Monetary Fund's Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism Unit and Legal Department. She also holds a BA in Classics from the University of California, Los Angeles and interned at ABC World News and Conde Nast. She speaks basic Farsi and is currently studying Egyptian Arabic.