Meet some of our spring 2019 exchange students

This year, five students from four of our exchange partner law schools abroad are spending the spring semester at HLS. We hope you’ll have a chance to meet these visiting students.

Pictured above (left to right):  Alessandra Spadaro, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland); Charlotte Monroe (Sciences Po Law School (Paris, France); and Yifan Xie, Renmin Law School (Beijing, China).

In addition, our spring 2019 exchange students include Liang Ling, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK), and Darina Petrova, also from Sciences Po Law School, who is here for the full academic year.

Chayes Fellowships: Upcoming Deadline/Walk-in Advising Sessions

These summer fellowships, which are open to 1Ls, 2Ls and S.J.D.s in residence, provide HLS students with the opportunity to spend eight weeks abroad, working with governmental or non-governmental organizations concerned with issues of an international scope or relevant to countries in transition.

Applications are due to International Legal Studies by Friday, February 1.

There is detailed information about the program and the application process on our web pages, and we will also hold walk-in advising sessions later this month. Come talk with recent Chayes Fellows and International Legal Studies staff about potential placements, the application process, or any other questions.


Learning from the Past to Appreciate the Present

Photo:  Martha Stewart

On the occasion of his appointment as the inaugural Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, Professor William Alford ’77, the vice dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies, the director of the East Asian Legal Studies Program, and chair of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, delivered a chair lecture entitled “Learn from the Past to Appreciate the Present, That is What Makes One a Teacher 温故而知新,可以為師矣: Confucius, Cohen(s) and Contemporary China” to an overflow audience of close to 200.

Read more and listen to the chair lecture on Harvard Law Today.