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, 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. Lunch will be served.

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

Sponsored by International Legal Studies and the Law and International Development Society. Lunch will be served.

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, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law

Lunch will be served.

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.

Monday, October 20

12 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, Room 3007

Global Pro Bono: Stories from the Field

Professor of Law William Alford will moderate and share his insights about his global pro bono work with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability. Speakers from the Graduate Program, Arpeeta Mizan will discuss her street lawyering work in Bangladesh; Leire Larracoechea San Sebastian will be speaking about her pro bono work at her private law firm and her current efforts to launch a clearinghouse for pro bono opportunities in Spain; and Mirembe Susan Nalunkuma will be talking about her work representing (as a law student) LGBT people and sex workers in Uganda.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, International Legal Studies, and the Graduate Program. Lunch will be served

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.

Thursday, October 23

12 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West B

Transforming a Generation: Improving Health, Education, and Quality of Life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

A talk by

Dikembe Mutombo

Hosted by Professor Bill Alford

Basketball legend and humanitarian Dikembe Mutombo was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A graduate of Georgetown University (with degrees in linguistics and diplomacy), Mutombo played in the National Basketball Association for 18 years (several as an All Star) during which time he launched his own foundation to build a hospital in the Congo. Mutombo received honorary degrees from Georgetown University, SUNY/Cortland, and Haverford College, holds leadership positions with UNICEF and Special Olympics International, and in 2009 was appointed the NBA Global Ambassador.

Sponsored by International Legal Studies, the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, the Harvard African Law Association, and the Law and International Development Society.

Friday, October 31

12-4:30 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A-B

LIDS presents its Fall 2014 Symposium:

Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Rebuilding from Emergency to Development

Promoting growth, stability, and long-term developing in countries arising from violent conflict poses a particular challenge. Countries arising from conflict have often had basic infrastructure and institutions destroyed, poor prospects for economic growth, and face lack of security and rule of law. The fall LIDS Symposium will bring together speakers to highlight 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 in promoting economic growth and development, institutionalizing the rule of law, and implementing justice and security sector reform.

Lunch will begin at 12pm with the keynote speaker Donald Kaberuka, president of the African Development Bank and former minister of finance and economic planning in Rwanda. The panels 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. Lunch will be served.


Wednesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 20

12 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B

Winter Term International Travel Pre-Departure Sessions

Required for ALL students who are receiving winter term international travel grants and strongly recommended for any students traveling abroad this winter.

HLS requires ALL students who are receiving funding for winter term international travel to attend one of these information sessions. They will provide information about health, safety, and other travel considerations, as well as facilitate interaction among students who are going to, and have traveled to, particular regions.

Drinks and dessert will be provided; feel free to bring your lunch.

To RSVP, or for more information to determine which session will focus on particular regions, email Alicia Clemente. Please indicate which session you will attend.

Friday, November 21

12 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, Room 5053

Information Session: Semester Abroad in South Africa

Come meet Herbert Kawadza, lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law, Johannesburg, and learn more about spending a semester in South Africa. Lunch will be served.

Monday, November 24

12 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East A

The Enforcement of Insider Dealing Regulations in South Africa

A talk by

Herbert Kawadza, lecturer at University of the Witwatersrand School of Law, Johannesburg

Lunch will be served.

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