Ilan Posner

Ilan Posner joined Becket as a Legal Fellow for the Fall of 2022. He is currently finishing his last semester at Georgetown Law school where he is enrolled as a part-time student.

Before joining Becket, Ilan was a Summer Associate in the D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis. Before that, he spent four years working on the Hill for Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska. Serving as the Senator’s Policy & Research Aide, Ilan worked on legislative initiatives in higher education and the workforce. He also assisted with the Senator’s responsibilities on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In law school, Ilan was a senior staff member on the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy and a Bradley Fellow at the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. Next year, he will be clerking for the Honorable Tim Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, followed by the Honorable Don Willett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Ilan grew up in Australia and spent three years living in Israel where he served in the Israeli Defense Force.

Angela Wu Howard

Angela Wu Howard is the Senior Law Fellow at the Becket Institute, an academic project of Becket. She formerly served as Becket’s International Law Director.

Angela obtained a D. Phil. from University of Oxford, a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School; a B.A. with honors in Modern Intellectual History from Northwestern University, and a D.E.S. in European Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where she was a Fulbright Fellow. She clerked in San Francisco for the Honorable William W Schwarzer (sitting by designation on federal circuit courts of appeal), worked for Oxfam America in Boston, and served as a negotiations consultant on civil society issues to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris. She has also served on the governing Bureau of the United Nations NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief. Angela was litigating hostile corporate takeovers and political asylum cases with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York when Becket called. Her current work is based at the University of Oxford, where she is researching legal philosophy applied to religious freedom.

Angela speaks English fluently and French, Mandarin Chinese, and Taiwanese to varying degrees of competency. She enjoys dictionaries and design.