“This year at Cambridge…”

“There were countless informal times when the postgraduate community in which I lived had spirited debates or discussions of topics that pushed me to reconsider my most basic assumptions about law, legal systems, and the world in which we live. This year at Cambridge has been a fabulous, and different, learning experience for me, exposing me to different ways of thinking and also driving me to think more deeply.” — Emilie Aguirre ’12

Applications for the 2013-2014 HLS-University of Cambridge joint degree program are due on January 9, 2013.  Please see the ILS web page, “Harvard Law School and University of Cambridge J.D./LL.M. Joint Degree Program,” for more information.

Study Abroad Coffee Hour

HLS has exchange programs with law schools around the world, and a joint degree program with the University of Cambridge, that offer students the opportunity to study abroad. What is the same, and what’s different, about legal education in other countries?  Where do students live?  What else should you know before you go?   Come meet students from these schools who are studying at HLS, and talk with them informally about these questions and more.

Representatives from our exchange partner schools in these countries will be on hand:

  • Brazil
  • France
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Monday, December 3
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Graduate Program Lounge, Wasserstein 5053

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.

Tor Krever (JD ’11), spending a year at the University of Cambridge

“My studies at Cambridge [as part of the HLS-Cambridge JD / LLM joint degree program]are focusing on international law where my classes cover such areas as left legal critiques and liberal defenses of human rights, the antinomies of WTO law, and the intellectual history of international law from Hobbes and Grotius through to Kelsen and Schmitt.  I am also enjoying the opportunity for independent research; I am currently looking at the crime of aggression and the international criminal court and prospects for a progressive international criminal law.  The university draws students from around the world and this true diversity of backgrounds makes for an exciting intellectual environment.”