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.

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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.

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Learning from the Past to Appreciate the Present

Photo:  Martha Stewart

On the occasion of his appointment as the inaugural Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, Professor William Alford ’77, the vice dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies, the director of the East Asian Legal Studies Program, and chair of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, delivered a chair lecture entitled “Learn from the Past to Appreciate the Present, That is What Makes One a Teacher 温故而知新,可以為師矣: Confucius, Cohen(s) and Contemporary China” to an overflow audience of close to 200.

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Special event: Courts under Political Pressure

photo:  Lorin Granger

Dieter Grimm LL.M. ’65, a former justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, returned to Harvard Law School on September 18 to speak on “Courts under Political Pressure.”

Justice Grimm served as a justice on the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany from 1987 to 1999. He is a permanent fellow and former rector at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin Institute for Advanced Study, and a professor emeritus of law at Humboldt University of Berlin. Grimm has been a visiting professor at HLS and at universities around the world. His recent publications include Constitutionalism: Past, Present, and Future (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political Concept (Columbia University Press, 2015). An honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he holds a law degree from the University of Frankfurt and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

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