Cravath Fellows explore international, foreign, and comparative law abroad

In 2022, six Harvard Law School students were selected as Cravath International Fellows. During Winter Term, they pursued independent clinical placements or research projects with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus, exploring legal frameworks and practices in six countries. Juliette Brezin ’23, Mohammed Jagana ’22, and Catherine Cole ’22 (pictured above, left to right) share their stories.

Read more on Harvard Law Today

Photo:  Lorin Granger


Info session: Winter Term Opportunities Abroad

HLS offers 2Ls, 3Ls and LL.M. students the opportunity to spend Winter Term abroad, pursuing internationally focused independent clinicals or research and writing projects. Come learn about finding a clinical placement, developing a research and writing proposal, and applying for funding through the Winter Term International Travel Grant program, as well as registration and deadlines.

Register here with your Harvard email address to receive the Zoom link.

Examining international, comparative, and foreign law

The 2021 Cravath International Fellows, clockwise from top left: Leslie Liu ’21,
Sean Quirk JD/MPP ’21, Kiah Duggins ’21, Amre Metwally ’22, Brooke Davies ’21,
Andie Forsee ’21, and Mira Naseer ’22.

In many different ways, even during a pandemic, Harvard Law School students continue to engage with international, comparative, and foreign law. Seven HLS students were recently named Cravath International Fellows in recognition of the significant, internationally-focused independent clinical or research/writing projects they undertook during Winter Term in January.

The Cravath International Fellowships were created in 2007 by a group of partners and HLS alumni at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, led by Sam Butler ’54 and the late Robert Joffe ’67.

Learn more about their work on Harvard Law Today, and read Mira Naseer’s post on the HLS Clinical and Pro Bono Programs blog.

Cravath International Fellowships for Winter Term independent clinical or research writing projects

Are you planning to conduct an independent clinical or research/writing project, with an international focus, during Winter Term 2021? If so, we encourage you to apply for a Cravath International Fellowship, which offers a special opportunity to share your work at a virtual event with HLS alumni who are partners at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, as well as other recognition.

In keeping with Harvard University’s current travel restrictions, you may conduct your project remotely, in the US, or wherever you are already residing, but the Winter Term activity must have a substantive international, foreign, or comparative element.

The Fellowship is open to 2Ls, 3Ls and LL.M. students. Please carefully review the information on our Cravath International Fellowship web page before beginning your Winter Term activity.

A few important notes:

  • Students applying for the Cravath International Fellowship should ensure that all Winter Term-related activities are in accordance with Harvard University’s travel restrictions.
  • Applications are due to International Legal Studies by Monday, February 15, 2021. Since Fellowships will be awarded based on the work actually undertaken rather than on proposals submitted in advance, you should not submit your application until after you have completed your three-week Winter Term project.
  • Students selected as Fellows who seek reimbursement for qualifying expenses must provide receipts.

We hope you will explore this unique opportunity. Please reach out to International Legal Studies at with any questions.