Chayes Fellowship: Alumni Pursuits


 After working as a Chayes Fellow at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Rebecca Richman Cohen ’07 went on to create an award-winning documentary War Don Don about the war crimes trial of Issa Sesay.


 Adam Smith ’06 has written two books based on research he started while a Chayes Fellow in The Hague: After Genocide: Bringing the Devil to Justice and International Judicial Institutions: The Architecture of International Justice at Home and Abroad (co-authored with Richard Goldstone). He is currently Senior Advisor to the Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC. 

 Gabriel Kuris ’07 is a legal specialist with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, based in Manila, Philippines, where he works on judicial reform, electoral reform, and anti-corruption activities. In 2009, Gabe was a Fulbright Scholar in Cambodia, and currently is writing a novel on human rights based on his research and experience.

His interest in law reform in Southeast Asia began with his Chayes Fellowship at the Documentation Center of Cambodia. Of that experience, he writes: "It was, far and away, the most educational, meaningful, and enjoyable experience in my years at HLS.  It added the inspiration and perspective I needed to connect my classwork at HLS to the world’s dispossessed whose exigent needs motivated me to apply to law school in the first place."


Last modified: May 07, 2015

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