Dianne Lake's practice focuses on representing sovereign States in investor-state arbitrations and advising clients on international legal matters. She also maintains an active pro bono practice with a focus on asylum and international human rights.

Ms. Lake is a graduate of The Yale Law School where she served as a student director and advocate in the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, an editor for the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, and president of the Black Law Students Association. She is the 2021 recipient of the Khosla Memorial Fund for Human Dignity Prize awarded by the Yale Law School faculty “to the student who best demonstrates an active engagement in advancing the values of human dignity in the international arena.” Ms. Lake received a BA in Political Science and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Yale College in 2016.


  • JD, Yale Law School, 2021, Khosla Memorial Fund for Human Dignity Prize
  • BA, Political Science; Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies (with Distinction), Yale University, 2016, Heinrich von Staaden Cup
  • District of Columbia

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