Info session: Spend a semester in Brazil

Since their founding, both FGV Direito SP in São Paulo and FGV Direito Rio in Rio de Janeiro have played an important role in the transformation of corporate law and legal studies in Brazil and in serving as interlocutors in judicial reform and policy-making. Professor Bottino is a full-time professor at FGV Direito Rio, where he is also the director of the Undergraduate Course of Law. ILS staff and an HLS student who has recently studied in Brazil will also be on hand to answer your questions.

 

The application deadline for 2018 Chayes Fellowships is approaching!

ILs, 2Ls and S.J.D.s in residence:  Are you planning to apply for a 2018 Chayes International Public Service Fellowship? These summer fellowships provide Harvard Law School students with the opportunity to spend eight weeks engaged in public service with an international scope and/or relevant to countries in development or those making transitions to peace, stability, and democracy.

The first step – seeking a placement – is now underway. Students should be in contact with prospective placement organizations to discuss the nature of the summer work and try to secure a firm offer of a position.  Explore our list of pre-approved placement organizations (regularly updated); students are also encouraged to contact the Chayes Program (c/o International Legal Studies) about adding new organizations to this roster.

To present their qualifications, students should send a resume and cover letter directly to the organization, unless the organization requests otherwise.  Students are encouraged to apply to a number of organizations and it can take time to secure an appropriate international placement.

The deadline to apply for a Chayes Fellowship is Thursday, February 1. Although it is not necessary to have a confirmed placement before submitting an application, students should have been in contact with possible placement organizations by the time the Chayes Fellowship program holds interviews with applicants on February 6-8, and a strong application will demonstrate a thoughtful, considered and proactive approach to planning a summer project abroad.

And please plan to join us for a coffee hour and info session on Tuesday, January 23, from 3:30 – 5 pm in WCC 5053 (the Graduate Program Lounge).  Meet recent Chayes Fellows, talk with ILS staff, and enjoy coffee, tea and light hors d’oeuvres.

{Photo by 2017 Chayes Fellow Kevin Ratana Patumwat ’19. Read more about his experiences here.}

 

HLS-University of Cambridge Joint Degree Program: Applications due January 8

A reminder that applications for the HLS-University of Cambridge Joint J.D.-LL.M. Degree Program are due to International Legal Studies by Monday, January 8.  (HLS students apply in the spring of their 2L year for matriculation in the fall.)

Our web pages (see link above) include detailed information about this program, in which HLS students spend their 3L year in the UK and one additional semester at HLS, earning a Cambridge LL.M. and a Harvard J.D. in 3.5 years.

Where will next summer take you?

1Ls, 2Ls and S.J.D.s in residence:  Are you interested in applying for a 2018 Chayes International Public Service Fellowship? These summer fellowships provide Harvard Law School students with the opportunity to spend eight weeks engaged in public service with an international scope and/or relevant to countries in development or those making transitions to peace, stability, and democracy.

The first step – seeking a placement – is now underway. While you’re on winter break, explore our list of pre-approved placement organizations (regularly updated);  students are also encouraged to contact the Chayes Program about adding new organizations to this roster.