Chayes Fellowships: Upcoming Deadline/Walk-in Advising Sessions

These summer fellowships, which are open to 1Ls, 2Ls and S.J.D.s in residence, provide HLS students with the opportunity to spend eight weeks abroad, working with governmental or non-governmental organizations concerned with issues of an international scope or relevant to countries in transition.

Applications are due to International Legal Studies by Friday, February 1.

There is detailed information about the program and the application process on our web pages, and we will also hold walk-in advising sessions later this month. Come talk with recent Chayes Fellows and International Legal Studies staff about potential placements, the application process, or any other questions.

 

Chayes Fellows circle the globe

(Left to right:  2018 Chayes Fellows Samantha Lint ’19, Lilianna Rembar ’19, and Laya Maheshwari ’19.  Photo:  Lorin Granger.)

 

In 2018, 13 Harvard Law School students were selected as Chayes International Public Service Fellows. This program, established in 2001 and dedicated to the memory of HLS Professor Abram Chayes ’49, 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. Their projects can take many forms; this year, the summer work undertaken by Chayes Fellows focused on issues ranging from refugee assistance in Lebanon to employment and administrative matters, international anti-corruption law, and environmental governance in China, among others.

Read about the experiences of three of the 2018 Chayes Fellows on Harvard Law Today, and view a photo gallery.

Special Event: Establishing and Enforcing Norms

The Chayes International Public Service Fellowships are dedicated to the memory of Professor Abram Chayes, who taught at Harvard Law School for more than 40 years. These fellowships provide Harvard Law School 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.

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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