For HLS grads (and Chayes Fellows) Jonathan Kaufman and Lillian Langford, a 1L summer abroad set careers in motion

Today, Jonathan Kaufman ’06 and Lillian Langford J.D./M.P.P. ’13 work on different continents and on very different stages. While at Harvard Law School they had many experiences in common: both were Chayes International Public Service Fellows, both were active in the International Human Rights Clinic, and both received Public Service Venture Fund grants to launch or redirect their careers. And as dozens of HLS students plan to pursue public service work abroad this summer, both Kaufman and Langford recall that seeds planted during their own 1L summers grew, strongly and directly, into the work they are doing today.

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Lara Townzen ’18, a 2016 Chayes Fellow, is recognized for community leadership

On Class Day, Lara Townzen ’18 received the Westfall Award for Community Leadership, presented annually to recognize student contributions to creating community within a first-year section and the wider class.

In addition to her work with student organizations and in HLS clinics, Lara was a Chayes International Public Service Fellow in 2016.  Congratulations, Lara!

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Chayes Fellows Michael Jung ’18 and Amy Volz ’18 are honored on Class Day

On Class Day, in recognition of their demonstrated excellence in representing clients and undertaking advocacy or policy reform projects, Amy Volz ’18 and Ha Ryong (Michael) Jung ’18 were named the 2018 recipients of the David A. Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award at Harvard Law School.

In addition to their inspiring clinical work, both Michael and Amy were Chayes International Public Service Fellows during their time at HLS. Congratulations, Michael and Amy!

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Edith Sangueza ’18, a 2016 Chayes Fellow, wins a pro bono service award

Congratulations to Edith Sangueza ’18 (above) and her classmates Tabitha Cohen ’18 and Annie Manhardt ’18, the winners of this year’s Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Awards. They were honored for exemplifying a pro bono public spirit and demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to improving and delivering high quality volunteer legal services in low-income communities.

In addition to contributing 2,000 pro bono hours, working with student practice organizations and the Harvard Legal Aid Bureai, Edith spent the summer of 2016 as a Chayes International Public Service Fellow. Congratulations, Edith!

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Photo:  Lorin Granger.


An advocate for children, Michael Jung ’18 has taken a wide view

Michael Jung '18 playing with children

In his time at Harvard Law School, Ha Ryong (Michael) Jung ’18, a Chayes International Public Service Fellow in 2016 and 2017, has completed extensive coursework and clinical training in children’s rights, human rights and child protection, criminal justice, international and foreign law, and human rights advocacy and negotiation to shape a future career in child advocacy.

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