The Chayes International Public Service Fellowship celebrates its first 20 years

Every summer since 2001, Chayes International Public Service Fellows have worked with international organizations, governments, and NGOs around the world on issues of an international scope or relevant to countries in transition. Over these first two decades, Chayes Fellows have engaged in projects that explore an impressive range of subjects and encompass many different facets of legal work.

Read more about the Fellowship, view a photo gallery, and read reflections from Chayes Fellows at “The Chayes International Public Service Fellowship celebrates its first 20 years” on Harvard Law Today.

Special event: A talk with Nasredeen Abdulbari LL.M. ‘08, Minister of Justice, Republic of Sudan

Transitional Justice in Sudan and the Role of the International Criminal Court
A talk with Nasredeen Abdulbari LL.M. ‘08, Minister of Justice, Republic of Sudan

Nasredeen Abdulbari currently serves as Minister of Justice of the Republic of Sudan. (Read “Pursuing justice, freedom and peace,” a profile on Harvard Law Today.) Earlier, he was a lecturer in the International and Comparative Law Department, University of Khartoum, where he taught courses in public international law, conflict of laws, and an introduction to the English legal system. He also worked, on a Satter Fellowship from Harvard Law School, as Head of the Protection, Peace-building, and Psychosocial Unit of the Sudan Social Development Organization (SUDO). In East Africa, Abdulbari was a senior researcher at the Rift Valley Institute and consultant for the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

His academic articles have been published in the Journal of African Law (University of London), the African Human Rights Law Journal (Pretoria University), the Birkbeck Law Review (University of London), and the Harvard Human Rights Law Journal, and his opinion pieces have been published in The Guardian, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Global Observatory. He is a co-author of The Future Constitution of Sudan: Aspirations and Views (Ahfad University for Women, Sudan, 2013). His most recent work, “The Interlinkage between Understandings of Self-Determination and Understandings of Peace,” was published as a book chapter in Making and Breaking Peace in Sudan and South Sudan: The Comprehensive Peace Agreement and Beyond (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Abdulbari holds an LL.B. and LL.M. from the University of Khartoum; an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where he was a Stoffel Scholar and a Landon H. Gammon Fellow; and an S.J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Lisa Dicker, Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program, will serve as moderator.

This event is open to the Harvard community. Please use your Harvard email address to register and access the Zoom link.

Friday, April 23 at 12 p.m. | Online; register here

Sponsored by International Legal Studies, the Human Rights Program, and the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World

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.

Special Event: Digital Rights in the Time of COVID-19

Nani Jansen Reventlow is founding Director of the Digital Freedom Fund, which supports partners in Europe to advance digital rights through strategic litigation. She is also the initiator of the Catalysts for Collaboration project, which offers best practices and case studies encouraging activists to collaborate across disciplinary silos and use strategic litigation in digital rights campaigns. Nani is a recognized international lawyer and expert in human rights litigation responsible for standard-setting freedom of expression cases across several national and international jurisdictions.  She is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School and Adjunct Professor at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government. She is also a Senior Fellow at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute and an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Nani has been an advisor to Harvard’s Cyberlaw Clinic and an Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers since 2016.

Evelyn Douek, Lecturer on Law and an S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School, will join the conversation as moderator.

Tuesday, March 30 at 12 p.m. EDT | Online

This event is open to members of the HLS community.  Please register in advance with your Harvard email address to access the Zoom link.

Announcing the International Legal Studies Post-Graduate Fellowships

International Legal Studies (ILS) is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 International Legal Studies Post-Graduate Fellowships. These fellowships are designed to improve participants’ understanding of international and/or transnational law by supporting graduating HLS students or recent J.D. or LL.M. graduates who will be clerking or interning at an international or foreign regional/supranational court or tribunal in 2021-2022.

The Fellowship is open to HLS 3Ls or LL.M. students who will graduate in May 2021 or recent graduates (those who received the J.D. or LL.M. in 2018, 2019, or 2020).

Applications are due to International Legal Studies by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 19, 2021. Please review the ILS Post-Graduate Fellowship web page for complete information on the program and the application process.