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HLS alumni—more than 5,000 of whom live outside the U.S.—include Samantha Power ’99, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 2001 to 2007; Lloyd Blankfein ’78, chair and CEO of Goldman Sachs; Irene Khan LL.M. ’79, director general of the International Development Law Organization; David Lammy LL.M. ‘97, Labour member of Parliament; and Jeffrey Toobin ’86, legal analyst for CNN and staff writer at The New Yorker.

From board work and transactions to running Poland's top football club

HLS “encouraged my belief that anything is possible,” says Darius Mioduski ’90. “That is how I live my life, doing things that are not always typical of a legal education.”

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Honoring a humanitarian with a generous gift

The family of the late Samuel Pisar LL.M. ’55 S.J.D. ’59,  a renowned international attorney, presidential adviser, and Holocaust survivor, has endowed a professorship and a fund to support the International Human Rights Clinic.

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The law and happiness in Bhutan

Through the work of Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck LL.M. ’07Stephan Sonnenberg ’06, and others, this small country will soon open its first law school.

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A new judge on the Constitutional Court of Slovenia

Klemen Jaklič LL.M. ’00 S.J.D. ’11, who has taught at Harvard in various roles since 2008, has authored or co-authored more than 200 contributions in the field of constitutional law.

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Harvesting progress

Carol Wang ’13 and three military veterans who served in Afghanistan are building Rumi Spice, a small company designed to boost Afghanistan’s fledgling economy.

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Architect of the breakthrough

Two decades of work by Todd Stern ’77 to combat climate change comes to fruition in Paris, as 195 countries reach a landmark agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

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Gonçalo de Almeida Ribeiro LL.M. ’07 S.J.D. ’12 and Jau-Yuan Hwang LL.M. ’91 S.J.D. ’95

International alumni appointed to prestigious judicial posts

Jau-Yuan Hwang LL.M. ’91 S.J.D. ’95 and Professor Gonçalo de Almeida Ribeiro LL.M. ’07 S.J.D. ’12 were recently appointed to prestigious judicial posts in their homelands.

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Khzir Khan LL.M. '86

A Citizen's Constitution

In a speech lasting six minutes and one second, Khizr Khan, LL.M. ’86, whose son Capt. Humayun Khan was killed in Iraq, stepped out from behind the curtain of private pain and into the public spotlight, attracting worldwide attention.

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Brett Dakin '03

A Q+A with Brett Dakin

Brett Dakin ’03 on his career trajectory and experiences abroad before, during and after HLS.

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A career shaped by interdisciplinary and global perspectives

As a Harvard Law School student from Colombia, Jorge Gonzalez S.J.D. ’13 was inspired by the interdisciplinary approach so many at Harvard brought to studying law.

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Tenacity Rewarded

For Yas Banifatemi LL.M. ’97, a 10-year arbitration fight ends in a record $50 billion award

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A conversation with Bart Winokur

From London to Iran and beyond, Barton J. “Bart” Winokur ’64 has had a robust career as an international deal-maker and expert in mergers and acquisitions.

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A Voice for Accountability

For much of her career, Sareta Ashraph LL.M. ’01 has worked to uncover the truth behind some of the worst conflicts in the world.

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Using Both his Head and his Heart

For the great negotiator Tommy Koh LL.M. ’64, it comes naturally.

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Representing the Whole Child

Brett Stark ’12 co-founds a medical-legal partnership to assist children who seek asylum in the U.S.

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