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 ils@law.harvard.edu with any questions.

2020 Cravath Fellows pursue research and independent clinicals

2020 Cravath Fellows Bryce Burgwyn ’21, Layla Wehbe ’21, Sean Rail ’20, and Madhulika Srikumar LL.M. ’20.

The 2020 Cravath Fellows include (from left) Bryce Burgwyn ’21, Layla Wehbe ’21, Sean Rail ’20, and Madhulika Srikumar LL.M. ’20.

In 2020, 12 Harvard Law School students were selected as Cravath International Fellows. During Winter Term, they traveled to 12 countries and jurisdictions to pursue independent clinical placements or research projects with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus. In a profile on Harvard Law Today, four of these students describe their experiences.

Winter Travel Clinics

HLS students who are planning to travel abroad during Winter Term can register to attend an HLS International Travel Clinic, to learn about health while traveling and receive individualized, destination-appropriate travel advice as well as necessary inoculations and medications.

The schedule of clinics is as follows:

  • Monday, December 2 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 3 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 9 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 10 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 11 at 9:00 a.m. (please note date change)

Students should pre-register for one of these sessions by calling the Law School Health Clinic at (617) 495-4414.