Welcome to our fall exchange students!

Group photo of eight incoming fall exchange students

This fall, ten students from six of our exchange partner law schools are studying or conducting doctoral-level research at HLS. We hope you’ll have a chance to meet these visiting students.

Pictured, left to right:  Clara Samson, University of Geneva Faculty of Law, Geneva, Switzerland; Joanna Trotta, Fundação Getulio Vargas School of Law, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Vera Piovesan, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland; Marie Dry, Sciences Po Law School, Paris, France; Xuejiao Li, Renmin Law School, Beijing, China (in front); Jan-Phillip Graf, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland (in back); Léo Lucas Pascault, Sciences Po Law School, Paris, France; and Daniel Madani, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.

Not pictured:  Despoina Georgiou and Eirini Kikarea, both visiting from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.

In addition, 14 HLS J.D. and S.J.D. students will be studying abroad in eight countries this fall, at exchange partner schools or through an independent semester abroad, and three third-year J.D. students will soon begin studying in the other Cambridge under the Harvard Law School and University of Cambridge J.D./LL.M. Joint Degree Program.

Judicial leadership around the globe

Panelists Sherif Ayoub LL.M. '19; Etiene Coelho Martins LL.M. '19; Chikondi Mandala LL.M. '19; and Emil Nordin LL.M. '19.

Participants in the panel discussion on “Judicial Leadership around the Globe.” (From left) Emil Nordin, Junior Judge, Svea Court of Appeal, Sweden; Etiene Coelho Martins, Judge, Federal Judiciary of Brazil; Sherif Ayoub, Junior Judge, Administrative Court of Cairo; and Chikondi Mandala, Assistant Registrar, High Court of Malawi.

Every year, Harvard Law School’s LL.M. (Master of Laws) program includes a significant number of students who work in or with the judiciary. The LL.M. Class of 2019, with eight current or former judges, 18 Supreme or Constitutional Court clerks, and a district magistrate, is no exception. On March 14, four of the judges gathered in Pound Hall for a panel discussion on “Judicial Leadership Around the Globe.”

The participants included (from left) Emil Nordin, Junior Judge, Svea Court of Appeal, Sweden; Etiene Coelho Martins, Judge, Federal Judiciary of Brazil; Sherif Ayoub, Junior Judge, Administrative Court of Cairo; and Chikondi Mandala, Assistant Registrar, High Court of Malawi. The session was moderated by Hon. John C. Cratsley (Retired), who served for 24 years on the Massachusetts Superior Court and now teaches the Judicial Process in Trial Courts clinic and seminar at HLS.

The program was presented by the HLS Graduate Program and the Harvard Law School Library.

Read the story on Harvard Law Today.

Photo credit:  Lorin Granger

HLS celebrates at the annual International Party

The Harvard Law School LL.M. Class of 2019 recently welcomed faculty, family members, students and staff to the annual International Party in Wasserstein Hall. Each year the event provides a chance for the HLS community to come together to share international food and drink, cultural displays, and music and dance performances from around the world.

Read more on Harvard Law Today.