International Legal Studies Events

Fall 2014

Please visit the International Legal Studies blog and the main Harvard Law School calendar for more information on HLS programs.


Thursday, September 11

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, Room 5053

Spending the Semester Abroad: A Question-and-Answer Session for Spring 2015 Applicants

Applications for spring 2015 study abroad are due on September 15! Learn more about receiving a semester of ungraded credit towards the Harvard J.D. degree for study at a law school overseas. Drop in with questions before submitting your application, and feel free to bring your lunch.

Friday, September 12

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Austin Hall North (Room 100)

"Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa"

Documentary screening followed by discussion with Justice Sachs and the filmmaker Abby Ginzberg

Albie Sachs served for 15 years as a justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and has played a prominent role in the country’s struggle for justice.An anti-apartheid activist, Justice Sachs was exiled for 23 years and survived an assassination attempt. He is the recipient of the inaugural Tang Prize for Rule of Law.

Sponsored by International Legal Studies in cooperation with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, the Human Rights Program, and Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African & African American Research.

Monday, September 15

12 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, Room 1015

Session for 1Ls about International Opportunities

Learn about the options for studying abroad and the range of opportunities for HLS students to explore international, foreign, and comparative law.


Thursday, October 2

12 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, 2019 Milstein West A

"An Introduction to ICSID: Dispute Resolution Between Sovereign States and Foreign Investors"

A talk by

Monty Taylor, Legal Counsel for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

Sponsored by International Legal Studies and Harvard International Law Journal

Monday, October 6

12 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, 2019 Milstein West B

A Power Plant in East Africa: One U.S. Lawyer's Baptism by Fire Into the Fascinating World of International Investor/State Arbitration"

A talk by

Rob Hawkins, Senior Counsel, Hunton & Williams

Tuesday, October 7

12 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, 2019 Milstein West A

"Constitutional Adjudication in the Shadow of the Remedy: The Indian Constitution and the UK Human Rights Act Compared"

A talk by

Chintan Chandrachud of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law

Wednesday, October 8

12 p.m.

Austin Hall, Room 111

Winter Term Opportunities: Writing and Clinical Projects and International Travel Grants

What are your plans for winter term? Upper-year J.D. and LL.M. students can apply to participate in winter term writing or clinical projects. Find out more about the application process and if your project is eligible for a Winter Term International Travel Grant. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Wednesday, October 15

12 p.m.

Langdell Hall North, Room 225 (Vorenberg Classroom)

1L Job Search Strategies and Summer Funding Information Session

Get advice about public interest opportunities abroad. Topics for discussion include: 

• What kinds of jobs to pursue

• Researching employers

• Landing a summer job

• Application logistics, including timing

• Summer funding programs, including the Chayes International Public Service Fellowship and Human Rights Program Summer Internships

Pizza provided. Co-sponsored by OPIA, International Legal Studies, the Human Rights Program, and the Office of JD Student Financial Services.

Wednesday, October 22

12 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, Room 3007

Where Can Study Abroad Take You? Information Session on Semester Abroad and the HLS-University of Cambridge Joint J.D.-LL.M. Degree

The Semester Abroad program is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in a foreign legal culture and to receive a semester of ungraded credit towards the Harvard J.D. degree for study at a law school overseas. 2L and 3L students can apply to study at one of 11 exchange partner schools, or for an independent semester abroad at another accredited law school. 

The HLS-University of Cambridge Joint Degree program is an incredible opportunity to spend a year at one of the world's oldest and most distinguished universities. This program may be of particular benefit to students interested in public or private international law, British law or European Union law, or in pursuing an academic career. Students who successfully complete program requirements earn a Harvard J.D. degree and a Cambridge LL.M. in a total of three-and-a-half years.

Come learn more about these programs from HLS students who have studied abroad. 

Lunch will be served.


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