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The Harvard Law School Graduate Program is pleased to welcome the following students into its 2012-2013 S.J.D. class:
Deval Desai (United Kingdom)
Guillermo Garcia Sanchez (Mexico)
Afroditi Giovanopoulou (Greece)
Xiaoqian Hu (China)
Kobi Kastiel (Israel)
Farida Mortada (Egypt)
Joanna Noronha (Brazil)
Palma Paciocco (Canada)
Pieter-Augustijn Van Malleghem (Belgium)
Yueh-Ping Yang (Taiwan)
Harvard Law School S.J.D. candidate Claire Houston has been named a recipient of the Julius B. Richmond Fellowship from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. She will receive a dissertation grant from the Center to fund independent research during the 2012-2013 academic year. Houston is the first student from HLS to be awarded this honor.
Multiple Gatekeepers, an article by Harvard Law School S.J.D. candidate Andrew Tuch, has been voted by the nation's corporate and securities law professors as one of the top ten corporate and securities law papers of 2011. The article was originally published in the Virginia Law Review.
The Harvard Law School Graduate Program is pleased to welcome the following students into its 2011-2012 S.J.D. class:
Mekonnen Ayano (Ethiopia)
Saptarishi Bandopadhyay (India)
Ján Fiala (Slovakia)
Mohammad Hamdy (Egypt)
Dan Juma (Kenya)
Yotam Kaplan (Israel)
Hye Sung Kim (Korea)
Michele Materni (Italy)
Nadav Orian Peer (Israel)
Adi Osovsky (Israel)
Natalia Ramírez-Bustamante (Colombia)
Gustavo Ribeiro (Brazil)
Each year Harvard Law School offers several Byse Fellowships, named in honor of the late Byrne Professor of Law Clark Byse, to students in the S.J.D. program. Fellows teach a one-semester workshop of their own design, which is open to the entire student body at HLS. For the 2011-2012 academic year, two S.J.D. candidates were selected as Byse Fellows, to teach the following courses:
The Law on Religious Freedom: Context and Comparison
This workshop seeks to investigate the global development of the legal dimensions of religious freedom and to critically examine contemporary comparative legal approaches on religious freedom and/or the role of religion in public life. In particular, the workshop aims to highlight the complex historical relationship between law and religion in not only realizing the ideals of religious autonomy, toleration and mutual respect, but also as an enabler of other personal freedoms and civil liberties. The workshop will make use of a combination of primary sources and secondary materials, drawing from not only law but also relevant literature in history, political science, philosophy and economics in investigating surrounding questions such as the bases of toleration and religious freedom, the reach of legal protection accorded to the exercise of religion, the understandings of religious freedom from perspectives both internal and external to the religious community concerned, and the normative implications of current conceptions of religious freedom in particular contexts.
Regulation through Litigation
This workshop will explore the topic of “Regulation through Litigation.” Typically, administrative agencies are charged with the tasks of setting standards and enforcing them. However, and against the backdrop of inefficiencies in the regulatory process, there is a growing use of courts as a means to achieve the same regulatory goals. The concept of regulation through litigation harnesses private parties—e.g., lawyers driven by looming monetary awards—to pursue social causes and benefit the general public. The workshop will discuss this privatized form of regulation—often referred to as “private attorney general”—from different perspectives: What are the comparative advantages of courts and regulators? What are the unique difficulties of a lawyer-driven regulatory process? How should these two models interact?
Namita Wahi coauthored a chapter titled “India: Citizens, Courts and the Right to Health: Between Promise and Progress? in Litigating Health Rights: Can Courts Bring More Justice to Health?” published by Harvard University Press, 2011.
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