Applications for fall 2013 semester abroad are due February 15

A reminder that Friday, February 15 is the deadline for J.D. students to submit an application to spend the fall 2013 semester abroad. HLS has formal exchange programs in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Japan, South Africa, South Korea and Switzerland; J.D students may also conduct an independent semester abroad at law schools throughout the world.

For detailed information and application instructions, visit the semester abroad pages on our web site.

HLS welcomes spring-term exchange students

spring exchange students


Left to right: Yuji, Henri, Alex, Valia and Ida.

Please join us in welcoming (and welcoming back) the eight students from HLS’ exchange partner schools who are currently studying here. Five of them arrived last week, to spend spring term continuing their research:

  • Stavroula Valia Babis (Valia) is a student from the University of Cambridge. Her thesis work is on proposed legal frameworks for supervision, crisis management, and resolution of international banking groups.
  • Henri Decoeur is also from the University of Cambridge. His dissertation examines possible criminal justice responses to state-organized crime. 
  • Alexandra Evans (Alex) is a student from Sydney Law School. Her thesis evaluates the current model of trust taxation in Australia.
  • Yuji Fujioka is visiting from the University of Tokyo. His research focuses on international taxation and the taxation of business entities in Japan.
  • Da Hea Lee (Ida) is from Seoul National University. Her dissertation looks at labor law and the human rights of migrant workers.

They join three more exchange students (not pictured) who are spending the fall and spring semesters at HLS:

  • Delphine Dogot is visiting from Sciences Po in Paris. Her research focuses on the way in which international lawyers respond to changing patterns of war in the general context of globalization.
  • Charles-Henry Frouart is also from Sciences Po. His research focuses on deconstructing and analyzing classical definitions of the legal concept of public domain in patent law.
  • Adil Khan is a student from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. His research project examines the the making of international law pertaining to indigenous peoples.

Although this year’s incoming exchange students all happen to be doctoral students, our exchange programs are open to J.D. and S.J.D. students at HLS and pre-doctoral and doctoral-level students from our foreign partners. HLS J.D students may also conduct an independent semester abroad at law schools throughout the world.

Want to learn more? Visit the semester abroad and HLS-University of Cambridge joint degree program pages on our web site. (Applications to spend a semester abroad next fall are due by February 15.)

“You never know where connections will come from.”

“It wasn’t inevitable that Harvard Law School graduate students Erum Khalid Sattar and Rebecca Zaman would meet so soon, or even at all. Sattar has been at the law school for three years, pursuing a doctorate in juridical science (S.J.D.); Zaman arrived in August to begin a year of study for a master’s in law (LL.M.). Sattar is from Pakistan, and studied law in London; Zaman grew up, earned her law degree and completed a judicial clerkship in Australia. Then again, they’re about the same height, with the same dark brown hair, and that might not be just a coincidence.”

Visit the Harvard Law School web site to read more.

Semester Abroad and the Joint HLS-Cambridge LL.M. Program

Harvard Law School offers several opportunities for HLS students to earn credit abroad: a joint J.D./LL.M. program in which students are able to earn both a Harvard J.D. and an LL.M. from Cambridge University in England in three-and-a-half years; a semester abroad at one of the ten foreign law schools with which HLS has an exchange program; and an independent semester abroad under the supervision of a Harvard Law School faculty member.

Join us on Monday, October 15, at noon, in Hauser 104, for an information session on these study abroad programs. Come learn more about these programs from HLS students who have studied abroad.