LIDS Fall Symposium on Friday, October 31, 12-4:30 pm

Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Rebuilding from Emergency to Development

The fall LIDS Symposium features keynote speakers highlighting the barriers that countries from Rwanda to Afghanistan have faced in the process of transition as well as the best practices employed in moving forward–including promoting economic growth and development, institutionalizing the rule of law, and implementing justice and security sector reform.

Lunch will begin at 12 pm with Donald Kaberuka, president of the African Development Bank and former minister of finance and economic planning in Rwanda. Mohammad Omer Daudzai, the interior minister of affairs of Afghanistan, will speak in between panels. The symposium will be followed by an evening reception in the Hark.

Please visit the LIDS website for further information and the complete schedule.

Organized by Harvard Law and International Development Society, co-sponsored by International Legal Sudies.

Today: Semester Abroad and HLS-University of Cambridge Joint J.D.-LL.M. Degree Information Session

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.

Introducing our incoming fall 2014 exchange students!

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This fall, 12 students from law schools abroad are studying at HLS as part of exchange agreements. (At the same time, HLS students will be spending the semester abroad, studying in Australia, Brazil, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Switzerland, and the UK.)

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

In this photo, left to right:

First row: Isabel Daum (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland), Clara Wack (University of Geneva, Switzerland), Sofia Reizin (University of Chile), Lucia Bíziková (Sciences Po, France), Yuxin Lin (Renmin University of China), Daniela Dias (Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil), Zara Desai (Sciences Po, France)

Second row: Jure Zrilic (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom), Barrie Sander (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland), Jean Grosdidier (Sciences Po, France), Giedre Lideikyte-Huber (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Not pictured: Daniel Clarry (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Where can study 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 postings about information sessions scheduled in September and later in the year.