The Chayes International Public Service Fellowships, dedicated to the memory of Professor Abram Chayes ’49, provide Harvard Law School students with the opportunity to spend eight weeks during the summer working abroad with governmental or non-governmental organizations concerned with issues of an international scope or relevant to countries in transition. This summer, 15 Chayes Fellows will work with organizations based in 11 countries.
In 2022, six Harvard Law School students were selected as Cravath International Fellows. During Winter Term, they pursued independent clinical placements or research projects with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus, exploring legal frameworks and practices in six countries. Juliette Brezin ’23, Mohammed Jagana ’22, and Catherine Cole ’22 (pictured above, left to right) share their stories.
Photo: Lorin Granger
International Legal Studies is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 International Legal Studies Post-Graduate Fellowships. These fellowships are designed to improve participants’ understanding of international and/or transnational law by supporting graduating HLS students or recent J.D. or LL.M. graduates who will be clerking or interning at an international or foreign regional/supranational court or tribunal in 2022-2023.
The Fellowships are open to HLS J.D. or LL.M. students who will graduate in May 2022 or recent graduates (those who received the J.D. or LL.M. in 2019, 2020, or 2021). Funding is contingent upon a nominee securing an internship or clerkship by April 15, 2022.
Applications are due to International Legal Studies by 5:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5) on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Please review the ILS Post-Graduate Fellowship web page for complete information on the program and the application process.
This summer, nine HLS students, selected as Chayes International Public Service Fellows, worked with organizations based in as many countries. (Due to travel restrictions necessitated by COVID-19, the fellows conducted their work remotely.) Established in 2001 and dedicated to the memory of HLS Professor Abram Chayes ’49, this program provides students with the opportunity to spend eight weeks during the summer working with governmental or non-governmental organizations concerned with issues of an international scope or relevant to countries in transition. This year, the fellows focused on areas ranging from violations of international law during the Armenian conflict to multilateral financing for economic development and sustainability in Asia, among others. A profile on Harvard Law Today highlights the experiences of (left to right, above) Apsara Iyer ’23, Kit Lea Cheang ’23, and Joan Josiah ’23, three of the 2021 Chayes Fellows.
Read “Expanding their horizons” on Harvard Law Today.