Nineteen Harvard Law School students have been awarded the 2015 Chayes International Public Service Fellowship this summer. They are working abroad in China, Colombia, France, Ghana, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Namibia, Palestine, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda, and the United Kingdom, as well as in Washington, DC. Read the 2015 Chayes Fellows Biographies.
Join us in welcoming the three students from HLS’ exchange partner schools who arrived last week.
Jennifer Eborall (Jen) is a student from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Naomi Hart is studying at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Yanzhu Sun is a student at Renmin University Law School in Beijing, China.
They’ve joined two fall semester exchange students who are continuing their studies through the spring semester:
Jean Grosdidier is a student at Sciences Po in Paris, France.
Barrie Sander is a student at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.
Want to learn more about study abroad opportunities? Visit the semester abroad and HLS-University of Cambridge joint degree program pages on our website. Applications to spend a semester abroad next fall are due by February 15.
A semester at HLS tends to bring people together, as evidenced by the recent reunions of fall 2013 HLS exchange students. In February, Geneva-based students Ursina Menn (University of Geneva) joined Duy-Lam Nguyen (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) in visiting Sciences Po students Roxane Best, Florentin Juillet, Babaka Tracy Mputu, and Malik Touanssa in Paris: “It was not only the ideal moment to help all of us to overcome our HLS post-depression, but also to learn more about our friends’ academic curricula and their day-to-day life in Paris. They showed us their home university and told us about their current internships at law firms or courts. It was lovely to be guided through Paris by our friends and to discover many new things (such as delicious food), places, and museums!”
March brought visits to Geneva by both Roxane and Malik. As Malik’s visit coincided with more temperate weather, Marlena Wisniak, Ursina, and Lam added a hike to the Creux du Van to their Geneva tour.
And it looks like more reunions are in the works, according to Ursina: “The experience of spending an extraordinary semester at HLS as exchange students, where we always could count on each other for support, is an experience that truly bonded us together. We will hold on carefully to and treasure these new friendships and do our utmost to stay in contact. I’ve heard a trip to Brazil is already being planned! Thank you, HLS!”
Twenty-two Harvard Law School students have been awarded the 2014 Chayes International Public Service Fellowship this summer. They are working abroad in Cambodia, Colombia, France, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Switzerland, and Uganda, as well as in Washington, DC. Please click here to read brief biographies and descriptions of their summer placements.
The University of Geneva is offering a new summer program, Internet L@w Summer School, June 16-24. Located in the city where the World Wide Web was born, the program includes discussions of privacy and surveillance, intellectual property, freedom of expression, and Internet governance. Discussion leaders include HLS Cyberlaw Clinic Managing Director Chris Bavitz and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society’s Faculty Director Terry Fisher, who will join experts from such institutions as the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Trade Organization, and the World Economic Forum.
Download the full program here.