Ayesha Malik LL.M. ’99 appointed to the Supreme Court of Pakistan

Pakistan’s Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmad (left) administers the oath of office to Ayesha Malik, the first female justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. (Photo Credit: Press Information Department via AP)

In an event that has been called historic, empowering, and controversial, Ayesha Malik LL.M. ’99 has become the first woman to serve as a justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court in the country’s 75-year history.

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Harvard Law School welcomes its LL.M.s., S.J.D.s., and exchange students

Three members of the LL.M. Class of 2022 gather on campus during LL.M> Orientation

Three members of the LL.M. Class of 2022 meet on campus during LL.M. Orientation. Photo:  Lorin Granger

On August 18, Harvard Law School officially welcomed the LL.M. Class of 2022. Representing 64 countries and jurisdictions, from Argentina to the U.S.A., the class includes 184 new students and 33 LL.M. candidates returning from the LL.M. class of 2020–2021 to complete their studies in person. Together, they will spend the upcoming academic year pursuing a Master of Laws degree on Harvard’s reopening campus.

In addition, seven students are beginning their studies for the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) degree, the law school’s most advanced degree. These new candidates join 49 continuing S.J.D. students.  Together, they represent 28 countries or jurisdictions.

HLS is also welcoming seven international students from the law school’s exchange partner schools in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. These exchange students will spend the fall semester or the academic year pursuing J.D.-level studies or doctoral-level research.

Read “A new academic year begins, one step at a time” on Harvard Law Today.

Professor William P. Alford ’77: International Impact

On June 30, Professor William P. Alford ’77 completed 18 years as vice dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School.  During his tenure, the law school transformed its international programs, adding impressively to its faculty, expanding its curriculum, launching its first international exchange programs, and making it possible for unprecedented numbers of the world’s strongest law students to attend Harvard.

Read about Professor Alford’s many contributions to these programs, and his plans for the years ahead, at Harvard Law Today.

Photo:  Martha Stewart