Justice Gageler studied law and economics at the Australian National University before earning an LL.M. at Harvard Law School. After serving as a lawyer in the federal Attorney-General’s Department, he practiced at the private bar in Sydney, where he specialized in constitutional, administrative and commercial law. In 2008, he became Solicitor-General of Australia, the nation’s second highest law officer. He was appointed to the judgeship in 2012, joining six other judges on the highest court in Australia’s judicial system.
Sponsored by International Legal Studies
Since the Cravath International Fellowships were launched in 2007, more than 170 students have traveled to 69 countries during Winter Term as Cravath Fellows, pursuing clinical placements or independent research with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus. In 2018, ten Cravath Fellows traveled to nine countries; four of the students (left to right: James Toomey ’19, Alexis Wansac ’19, Filippo Raso ’18 and Niku Jafarnia ’19) recently shared their stories with Harvard Law Today.
Photo credit: Lorin Granger/HLS Staff Photographer
During January 2018, 58 HLS students traveled to 29 countries, conducting research for writing projects or undertaking independent clinicals, with support from the Winter Term International Travel Grant Program , which includes the Cravath International Fellowships, the Lee and Li Foundation Grants, the Reginald F. Lewis Internships, the Mead Cross Cultural Stipends, the Andrew B. Steinberg Scholarships, and the Human Rights Program Grants. Several of the students shared photos from their travels; view the gallery here.
Please join us for a talk by Professor David Kinley, Chair in Human Rights Law at the University of Sydney and an Academic Expert Member of Doughty Street Chambers in London. He is a former Fulbright Senior Scholar at American University Washington College of Law, and has taught at Oxford and George Washington Universities, as well as the Sorbonne. He specializes in the area of the global economy and human rights and has worked for more than 25 years with governments, international organizations, law firms, corporations and NGOs in the field. His forthcoming book, Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights (Oxford University Press), investigates the incredible impact the financial system has on human rights.
Tuesday, February 20
12 noon – 1 p.m.
WCC, Milstein West B
Lunch will be served
Co-sponsored by International Legal Studies and the Human Rights Program.