John H. Kester, JD
John H. Kester is a law clerk with Alprin Law. A Washington, D.C. native, he has lived in London, Paris, and Tokyo. He received a juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 2013. John has attended trials of accused war criminals in the Hague at the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia while studying with the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London. Additionally, he studied comparative international law with a Cornell University program in Paris.
Following his legal studies, John began writing for The Wall Street Journal from its New York headquarters. He also has worked as a policy analyst and international journalist in Washington, D.C. and has interviewed three former U.S. presidential candidates, foreign dignitaries, and a Nobel laureate. His writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, and Washingtonian.
Between college and law school, John was selected by the Government of Japan as a cultural ambassador and language instructor, and lived for one year in a small farming village in Gunma-ken, Japan. Additionally, he worked as a business consultant to foreign companies in Tokyo at a boutique Japan-based firm in 2007.