The 2014 LL.M. class hosted the International Party on Saturday, February 15, a highly-anticipated annual event in which students, faculty, staff, and family members celebrate the graduate students’ cultural heritage. Decked out in traditional outfits, students shared their favorite culinary treats, which ranged from Taiwanese Boba tea to Swiss chocolates to Indonesian Gado-gado. With full plates and bellies, the crowd gathered to watch performances that included a traditional Maori song, a Chinese folk dance, and an Indian Bollywood dance. View a slideshow of the party on the HLS Student Spotlights Web page.
A reminder that Friday, February 14 is the deadline for J.D. students to submit an application to spend the fall 2014 semester abroad. HLS has formal exchange programs in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Japan, South Africa, South Korea and Switzerland; J.D students may also conduct an independent semester abroad at law schools throughout the world.
New for the fall 2014 semester, the University of Geneva’s Faculty of Law is offering the Certificate in Transnational Law for the first time in English. The course of study features classes taught by leading specialists experienced in the practice of international law. Please see the certificate webpage for more information.
For detailed information and application instructions, visit the semester abroad pages on our web site.
Monday, February 10
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Spending the Semester Abroad: A Question-and-Answer Session for Fall 2014 Applicants
With applications for semester abroad in fall 2014 due on February 14, this session is designed especially for current applicants. Drop in to ask any questions before submitting your application, and feel free to bring your lunch.
A reminder to HLS students planning to apply for a 2014 Chayes International Public Service Fellowship: the deadline for submitting your application is Saturday, February 1. You must also contact International Legal Studies by Friday, January 31 to schedule a 15-minute interview with a Chayes Program representative.
Interview times are available from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7. Applicants should call International Legal Studies at (617) 384-5284 or send an e-mail to email@example.com, no later than 5 p.m. on January 31, indicating times when you are available. You will receive a confirmation
e-mail indicating the time and place for your interview and the name of your interviewer.
This past summer, there were 23 Chayes International Public Service Fellows who worked in 18 different countries. Here are some snapshots of their experiences: http://today.law.harvard.edu/cravath-fellows-chayes-fellows-pursue-law-projects-around-the-world/
Detailed information about the Chayes Program and the application timeline and process is available at: http://www.law.harvard.edu/news/spotlight/ils/fellowships/chayes-fellowship-info-for-students.html#ApplicationProcedures.
The Harvard Law School and the University of Cambridge J.D./LL.M.
Joint Degree Program provides an efficient avenue to earn two
degrees by enabling Harvard J.D. candidates to earn a Cambridge
LL.M. and a Harvard J.D. in a total of three-and-a-half years.
Up to six Harvard 2Ls are selected annually to spend their 3L year
reading for the LL.M. degree in Cambridge, England. The deadline to apply for study at Cambridge in the 2014-2015 academic year is
Friday, January 10, 2014.
Further information about the program, eligibility, and application requirements can be found at: www.law.harvard.edu/ils