Organizations and Journals

As the world becomes more interconnected, HLS student organizations and journals increasingly encompass issues of an international nature. Students have found that participation in these activities greatly enhances their law school experience. Here’s what a few students have said about their involvement in student organizations:

Charline Yim JD ’11, Advocates for Human Rights
"My membership with Advocates for Human Rights has been a formative part of my law school career. From my first year here at the law school, the organization has allowed me the opportunity to explore different areas of International Human Rights Law – ranging from Inter-American litigation to human rights and the environment – and human rights issues all over the world. Furthermore, Advocates has introduced me to a community of individuals who are now some of my greatest friends and who continue to inspire me every day with their passion, kindness, and incomparable work ethic.”

                            Tinbet Tecle JD ’12, Harvard African Law Association
“My participation in the Harvard African Law Association has given me the opportunity to explore a wide range of issues related to African law and policy. The many resources available to us at Harvard have allowed HALA to attract leading academics and practitioners to speak about topics ranging from antitrust law to post-conflict reconstruction. I feel tremendously rewarded by the friendships HALA has helped me generate with Africans and non-Africans alike who care deeply about the continent and its development.” 

 Eliza Golden JD ’11, Law and International Development Society
“My involvement with the Law and International Development Society (LIDS) has been one of the most satisfying parts of my law school experience. LIDS allows students to be directly involved in cutting edge issues that organizations and governments are facing at the intersection of law and development, and provides unique opportunities to do a variety of legal and policy work that actually influences and assists the activities of leading development entities. Traveling to Lesotho for January term to work with the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Government of Lesotho on a LIDS project evaluating the decentralization of health services was a particularly fascinating and rewarding experience to have as a student.“

                                            Linda Tieh JD ’11, Harvard Asia Law Society
“Harvard Asia Law Society has provided me with a forum and unique opportunities to engage substantively with the legal environment and developments in Asia.  Students are brought together by common professional, academic, and cultural interests in Asia to better understand what roles we can play in Asia’s legal development.  It has been a joy to have these amazing experiences with HALS – from traveling to Seoul, Beijing, and Taipei on our Annual Spring Delegations to discussing first-hand the legal and business developments in Asia with professionals at the forefront of it all through our panels and annual Asia Business Conference.”


The following organizations and journals are particularly concerned with other countries or regions or with international, foreign or comparative law:

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Caribbean Law Association
Harvard African Law Association
Harvard Asia Law Society
Harvard Asia Quarterly
Harvard Canadian Law Society
Harvard European Law Association
Harvard Human Rights Journal
Harvard International Law Journal
HLS Advocates for Human Rights
International Law Students Association
Justice for Palestine
Latino Law Review
Law and International Development Society
Middle Eastern Law Students Association
South Asian Law Students Association

Last modified: February 04, 2014

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