At Commencement on May 30, we learned that seven Chayes Fellows have received fellowships to continue their important work:
Public Service Venture Fund Fellowships
Sumner N. Redstone Fellowships in Public Service
Natalie Trigo Reyes
Satter Human Rights Fellowship
Congratulations to them, and to all of the graduating Chayes Fellows:
Ratana (Kevin) Patumwat
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.