Early Arrivals

On August 21, HLS welcomed new LL.M.s, international exchange students, and new S.J.D.s to campus.

The LL.M. Class of 2019 includes 188 students from 65 countries who will spend the upcoming academic year pursuing a Master of Laws degree. In addition, six students are beginning their studies for the Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degree, the Law School’s most advanced degree, and the early arrivals also include nine international students from seven of the Law School’s exchange partner schools.

Read more on Harvard Law Today.

Photo:  Martha Stewart.

Welcome to our fall exchange students!

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

Pictured, left to right:  Luíza Bruxellas, Fundação Getulio Vargas School of Law, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Raffael Fasel, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; Chenyu Fu, Renmin Law School, Beijing, China; Eleonore Gauthier, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland; Samy Rais, Sciences Po Law School, Paris, France; Lorène Anthonioz, University of Geneva Faculty of Law, Geneva, Switzerland; Héloïse de Jamblinne de Meux, University of Geneva Faculty of Law, Geneva, Switzerland; and Darina Petrova, Sciences Po Law School, Paris, France. Not pictured:  Michael Douglas, Sydney Law School, Sydney, Australia.

In the other direction, 11 HLS students are studying abroad this fall.

Where can study abroad take you? Visit the International Legal Studies section of the HLS website to learn more about the Semester Abroad and HLS-Cambridge J.D./LL.M. Joint Degree programs, and plan to join us on October 25 for an information session on studying abroad.

Welcome to our incoming spring exchange students!

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

Pictured above, left to right:  Irene Grialou, Sciences Po Law School, Paris, France; Romane Pluchet, also from Sciences Po; and Yajie Liu, Renmin Law School, Beijing, China.

In the other direction, HLS student Terrence Neal ’19 is spending the semester at Sciences Po.

Where can a semester abroad take you? Visit the Semester Abroad pages in the International Legal Studies section of the HLS website, and watch the ILS events page and this blog for upcoming information sessions this spring.

Meet our incoming fall exchange students!

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This fall, nine students from law schools abroad are studying or conducting research at HLS. At the same time, 11 HLS students will spend the fall semester abroad, in Brazil, China, France, Japan, Mexico and Switzerland, either at our exchange partner schools or through an independent semester abroad, and this year two HLS students will enroll in the Harvard Law School and University of Cambridge J.D./LL.M. Joint Degree Program in the United Kingdom.

We hope you’ll have a chance to meet these visiting students.

Pictured above, left to right: FANG Longfei, Renmin University Law School, China; Luna Barroso, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil; Thomas Romailler, University of Geneva Faculty of Law, Switzerland; Harum Mukhayer, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; BAO Xiaoli, Renmin Law School, China; Joël Schwizgebel, University of Geneva Faculty of Law, Switzerland; Joel Phillips, Sydney Law School, Sydney, Australia; and Alice Dartevelle, Sciences Po Law School, Paris, France. (Not pictured: Tim Bowley, Sydney Law School, Sydney, Australia.)

Where can study abroad take you?
Visit the Semester Abroad pages in the International Legal Studies section of the HLS website, and watch the HLS Calendar of Events and this blog for postings about information sessions scheduled in September and later in the year.

The new year begins!

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This week, 184 new LL.M. students, 10 new S.J.D. candidates, and eight exchange students arrived on campus to begin or continue their studies at HLS. They join 52 S.J.D. candidates who are continuing their work this year. The students in our Graduate Program represent 69 countries and jurisdictions, from A (Afghanistan) to Y (Yemen), and we hope you’ll have a chance to meet many of them.

On August 16, Vice Dean William P. Alford, Assistant Dean Jeanne Tai, and members of the Graduate Program staff welcomed our newest students during the first orientation session in Milstein East.

On August 16, Vice Dean William P. Alford, Assistant Dean Jeanne Tai, and members of the Graduate Program staff welcomed our newest students during the first orientation session in Milstein East.