Cravath International Fellows explore law abroad

2017 Cravath Fellows

(L-R) Richard H. Gadsden ’17, Carina Bentata ’18, Lane Kauder ’18

This year, 11 Harvard Law School students were selected as Cravath International Fellows. During winter term, they traveled to 11 countries to pursue clinical placements or independent research with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus. Harvard Law Today offers a look at the experiences of three of these students.

Photo Credit: Lorin Granger/HLS Staff Photographer

Stephen Lam (JD ’13), on his 2011 Chayes Fellowship work with InfraCo Asia, Singapore

“My major projects so far have included doing research into Bilateral Investment Treaties across SE Asia to determine which countries have the most benefits for a donor-led infrastructure development initiative, and drafting and reviewing term sheets and joint development agreements for a power plant in Bangladesh, a bridge project in Vietnam, and an agricultural development project in Cambodia. All of these assignments have allowed me to combine my legal analysis skills from HLS with specific opportunities to leverage my interest in infrastructure development and SE Asia in specific, and all in all, it’s been a great experience thus far. Over the next four weeks, it looks like I will be continuing to work on documentation/research tasks related to a couple of infrastructure projects in Cambodia and Bangladesh, and will be accompanying the Deputy Managing Director on a trip to Bangkok to meet with potential development partners.”