Meet the 2018 Chayes Fellows

Thirteen Harvard Law School students have been awarded 2018 Chayes International Public Service Fellowships for work in 13 countries:

Elise Baranouski ’20
Reprieve, United Kingdom

Emma Broches ’20
Commission for International Justice and Accountability, Europe

Cristina Cornejo ’20
World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment, Washington, DC

Niku Jafarnia ’19
International Refugee Assistance Project, Lebanon

Ji Yoon Kang ’20
Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Ayoung Kim ’20
Oxfam, Philippines

Samantha Lint ’20
Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Ava Liu ’20
Natural Resources Defense Council, China

Laya Maheshwari ’20
Médecins Sans Frontières, France and Switzerland

Patrick Maxwell ’20
Geneva Call, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kate Peiffer ’20
United Nations World Food Programme, Italy

Lilianna Rembar ’20
Legal Resources Centre, Ghana

Natalie Trigo Reyes ’19
José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective Corporation, Colombia

The Chayes International Public Service Fellowships are dedicated to the memory of Professor Abram Chayes, who taught at Harvard Law School for more than 40 years. These summer fellowships provide Harvard Law School students with the opportunity to spend eight weeks engaged in public service with an international scope and/or relevant to countries in development or those making transitions to peace, stability, and democracy.

Read more about the 2018 Chayes Fellows here.

Welcome to our incoming spring exchange students!

This spring, three students from our exchange partner law schools abroad are spending a semester at HLS. We hope you’ll have a chance to meet these visiting students.

Pictured above, left to right:  Irene Grialou, Sciences Po Law School, Paris, France; Romane Pluchet, also from Sciences Po; and Yajie Liu, Renmin Law School, Beijing, China.

In the other direction, HLS student Terrence Neal ’19 is spending the semester at Sciences Po.

Where can a semester abroad take you? Visit the Semester Abroad pages in the International Legal Studies section of the HLS website, and watch the ILS events page and this blog for upcoming information sessions this spring.

Library exhibit: F.Y. Chang HLS Graduation Centennial 

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations this fall, East Asian Legal Studies has curated a library exhibit honoring the centennial of the HLS graduation of Fu-yun Chang (张福运) (1890-1983), a noted educator, diplomat, statesmen, and art collector.

According to the HLS Library website,

After graduating from Harvard College in 1914, [Chang] became the first Boxer Indemnity Scholar to graduate from Harvard Law School in 1917. He went on to become China’s first Director General of the National Customs Administration and led to the achievement of China’s tariff autonomy from foreign government control. The F.Y. Chang HLS Graduation Centennial Exhibit presents key moments from his life and work, offering a glimpse into a particular time in world history, the history of China and the United States, and of Harvard Law School. As the East Asian Legal Studies program celebrates its first five decades during the HLS Bicentennial year, this exhibit also serves as a reminder of the extraordinary contributions our alumni and scholars from East Asia and beyond have made to this institution and to the world.

The exhibit, in the Areeda Hall entrance to the library, will be on view through October.

Meet our incoming fall exchange students!


This fall, nine students from law schools abroad are studying or conducting research at HLS. At the same time, 11 HLS students will spend the fall semester abroad, in Brazil, China, France, Japan, Mexico and Switzerland, either at our exchange partner schools or through an independent semester abroad, and this year two HLS students will enroll in the Harvard Law School and University of Cambridge J.D./LL.M. Joint Degree Program in the United Kingdom.

We hope you’ll have a chance to meet these visiting students.

Pictured above, left to right: FANG Longfei, Renmin University Law School, China; Luna Barroso, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil; Thomas Romailler, University of Geneva Faculty of Law, Switzerland; Harum Mukhayer, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; BAO Xiaoli, Renmin Law School, China; Joël Schwizgebel, University of Geneva Faculty of Law, Switzerland; Joel Phillips, Sydney Law School, Sydney, Australia; and Alice Dartevelle, Sciences Po Law School, Paris, France. (Not pictured: Tim Bowley, Sydney Law School, Sydney, Australia.)

Where can study abroad take you?
Visit the Semester Abroad pages in the International Legal Studies section of the HLS website, and watch the HLS Calendar of Events and this blog for postings about information sessions scheduled in September and later in the year.