Summer International Travel Information Sessions

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 ils@law.harvard.edu with any questions.

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.

 

Establishing and Enforcing Norms: Perspectives from Chayes Fellows

On October 12, three recent Chayes Fellows — Niku Jafarnia ’19, Patrick Maxell ’20, and Terrence Neal ’19 — shared their perspectives at a panel discussion on “Establishing and Enforcing Norms.”  S.J.D. candidate Kwabena Oteng Acheampong served as moderator.  View their presentation here.

(Left to right:  Oteng, Terrence, Niku, and Patrick.  Photo credit:  Kim Wright.)

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.