A reminder that HLS requires ALL students who will be traveling under university auspices this summer (receiving HLS credit and/or Harvard funding) to attend a mandatory briefing session that will provide information about health, safety, and other travel considerations, and facilitate interactions among students who are going to particular regions and those who have spent time there.
For more information about HLS’ International travel requirements, visit https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/ils/international-travel/, or contact International Legal Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
While all first-year students at HLS take the Problem-Solving Workshop during the three-week Winter Term in January, second- and third-year and LL.M. students may select an intensive course on the HLS campus, pursue a clinical opportunity, or conduct supervised research and writing in Cambridge or elsewhere.
Many students utilize Winter Term as a time to further explore international aspects of law. Winter Term projects have enabled students to work for the South African Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons, conduct research on Japan’s agricultural trade policy, examine antiquities trafficking in Guatemala, and evaluate Laos’ environmental laws in relation to hydropower projects. Other projects have taken HLS students to Cambodia, China, Guyana, Haiti, India, Israel, Kenya, Morocco, Russia, South Sudan, and Switzerland, to name a few.
The Winter Term International Travel Grant Programprovides funding to students for overseas travel during Winter Term.
HLS students traveling abroad this summer under Harvard auspices (that is, with Harvard funding or for HLS credit) should review the international travel requirements — including attending this mandatory pre-departure session — listed on our International Travel web page. Questions? Contact International Legal Studies at ils.law.harvard.edu.
Since the Cravath International Fellowships were launched in 2007, more than 170 students have traveled to 69 countries during Winter Term as Cravath Fellows, pursuing clinical placements or independent research with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus. In 2018, ten Cravath Fellows traveled to nine countries; four of the students (left to right: James Toomey ’19, Alexis Wansac ’19, Filippo Raso ’18 and Niku Jafarnia ’19) recently shared their stories with Harvard Law Today.
Photo credit: Lorin Granger/HLS Staff Photographer