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.

Continue reading on Harvard Law Today

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.

Read the Harvard Law Today story here.

Meet the 2018 Chayes Fellows

Thirteen Harvard Law School students have been awarded 2018 Chayes International Public Service Fellowships for work in 13 countries:

Elise Baranouski ’20
Reprieve, United Kingdom

Emma Broches ’20
Commission for International Justice and Accountability, Europe

Cristina Cornejo ’20
World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment, Washington, DC

Niku Jafarnia ’19
International Refugee Assistance Project, Lebanon

Ji Yoon Kang ’20
Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Ayoung Kim ’20
Oxfam, Philippines

Samantha Lint ’20
Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Ava Liu ’20
Natural Resources Defense Council, China

Laya Maheshwari ’20
Médecins Sans Frontières, France and Switzerland

Patrick Maxwell ’20
Geneva Call, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kate Peiffer ’20
United Nations World Food Programme, Italy

Lilianna Rembar ’20
Legal Resources Centre, Ghana

Natalie Trigo Reyes ’19
José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective Corporation, Colombia

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 summer fellowships provide Harvard Law School students with the opportunity to spend eight weeks engaged in public service with an international scope and/or relevant to countries in development or those making transitions to peace, stability, and democracy.

Read more about the 2018 Chayes Fellows here.