The 2019 David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Team Award

Lisandra Novo ’19, Elisa Quiroz ’19, and Lindsay Bailey ’19 have won the 2019 David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Team Award. Lisandra and Elisa were 2017 Chayes International Public Service Fellows.

As Harvard Law Today reports,

The award, named in honor of the late Clinical Professor of Law David Grossman ’88, a public interest lawyer dedicated to providing high-quality legal services to low-income communities, recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in representing individual clients and undertaking advocacy or policy reform projects.

The trio were honored for their exceptional work with the International Human Rights Clinic on a complicated lawsuit, Mamani, et al. v. Sánchez de Lozada and Sánchez Berzaín. The Mamani case was litigated in U.S. federal court on behalf of the family members of Bolivian citizens who were killed by the Bolivian military in 2003. The suit brought claims against Bolivia’s former president and minister of defense for their roles in orchestrating these killings.

Over the course of two years, the students were involved in many aspects of the case — from discovery and depositions, to summary judgment, to a month-long trial, to the current appeal.

Continue reading the story here.

Congratulations to Lisandra, Elisa and Lindsay!

Summer International Travel Information Sessions

A reminder that HLS requires ALL students who will be traveling under university auspices this summer (receiving HLS credit and/or Harvard funding) to attend a mandatory briefing session that will provide information about health, safety, and other travel considerations, and facilitate interactions among students who are going to particular regions and those who have spent time there.

For more information about HLS’ International travel requirements, visit https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/ils/international-travel/, or contact International Legal Studies at ils@law.harvard.edu with any questions.

Judicial leadership around the globe

Panelists Sherif Ayoub LL.M. '19; Etiene Coelho Martins LL.M. '19; Chikondi Mandala LL.M. '19; and Emil Nordin LL.M. '19.

Participants in the panel discussion on “Judicial Leadership around the Globe.” (From left) Emil Nordin, Junior Judge, Svea Court of Appeal, Sweden; Etiene Coelho Martins, Judge, Federal Judiciary of Brazil; Sherif Ayoub, Junior Judge, Administrative Court of Cairo; and Chikondi Mandala, Assistant Registrar, High Court of Malawi.

Every year, Harvard Law School’s LL.M. (Master of Laws) program includes a significant number of students who work in or with the judiciary. The LL.M. Class of 2019, with eight current or former judges, 18 Supreme or Constitutional Court clerks, and a district magistrate, is no exception. On March 14, four of the judges gathered in Pound Hall for a panel discussion on “Judicial Leadership Around the Globe.”

The participants included (from left) Emil Nordin, Junior Judge, Svea Court of Appeal, Sweden; Etiene Coelho Martins, Judge, Federal Judiciary of Brazil; Sherif Ayoub, Junior Judge, Administrative Court of Cairo; and Chikondi Mandala, Assistant Registrar, High Court of Malawi. The session was moderated by Hon. John C. Cratsley (Retired), who served for 24 years on the Massachusetts Superior Court and now teaches the Judicial Process in Trial Courts clinic and seminar at HLS.

The program was presented by the HLS Graduate Program and the Harvard Law School Library.

Read the story on Harvard Law Today.

Photo credit:  Lorin Granger