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Meet Your 2017-2018 Wasserstein Fellows

All HLS students are permitted to meet one-on-one with Wasserstein Fellows. 1Ls are permitted to meet with Wasserstein Fellows even before the October 15th career advising start date.

All students are encouraged to take advantage of the unique opportunity presented by visiting Wasserstein Fellows to talk to an outstanding practicing public interest lawyer one-on-one.

Wasserstein Fellows are also available to serve as networking resources. If you’d like to contact a Fellow, email OPIA at

Wasserstein Fellow-in-Residence

The Wasserstein Fellow-in-Residence is on campus for the fall semester.

Priyanka Chirimar, Legal Officer, Office of the Co-Investigating Judges, United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials

Priyanka Chirimar is a human rights attorney from India with 14 years of experience in domestic and international courts on a wide range of legal matters. Since 2014, she is a Legal Officer with the International Co-Investigating Judges Office at the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She previously assisted the Trial Chambers at the UN ICTY in cases against Bosnian Serb and Croatian leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity. She also worked for a defence team in ICTY and the RUF Chamber in SCSL.

Priyanka started her career with pro bono public interest litigation in Delhi and Kashmir, and specialized in rights of persons with disabilities and representing victim/survivors of child sexual abuse. Priyanka holds an LL.B. from Symbiosis Law College, University of Pune (2003) and an LL.M. in Public International Law from London School of Economics (2007), which she attended with the PJD Wiles Scholarship. She is admitted to practice law in India and was called to the Bar in the High Court of Delhi in 2003.

2-3 Day Wasserstein Fellows

2-3 day Wasserstein Fellows are on campus for a couple of days to meet with HLS students one-on-one.