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Finding her role in a complex place

As a young human rights lawyer, Rez Gardi LL.M. ’19's journey has taken her to the country her activist parents fled.

The new U.S. Trade Representative

Katherine Tai '01 Tai brings legal expertise, political savvy, and a deep commitment to American workers to her new role.

Trusted to listen

Nicolette Waldman ’13 dedicates her career to documenting human rights violations.



International justice

Yuji Iwasawa LL.M. ’78, a Japanese scholar of international law, is re-elected to the International Court of Justice.

Finding human solutions to global problems

Ten years after graduation, Aminta Ossom ’09 returns to HLS to teach in the International Human Rights Clinic.

Changing behavior to save lives

The World Health Organization taps Cass Sunstein ’78, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard, to chair its Technical Advisory Group on Behavioural Insights and Sciences for Health.


Prepared for the challenge

As students, they participated in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program; as lawyers, they continue to work in this increasingly challenging — and fulfilling — field.

Afghanistan reunion

Classmates Andru Wall and Saeeq Shajjan LL.M. ’10 seek to bring peace and progress to a war-torn country.

Her Honor Mandala

Chikondi Mandala LL.M. ’19, a young judicial officer in Malawi, looks to tradition and to the future.


Pursuing justice, freedom and peace

Nasredeen Abdulbari LL.M. ’08 serves as Minister of Justice in Sudan’s transitional government.

For India, a new era in LGBTQ rights

Constitutional law expert Menaka Guruswamy LL.M. ’01 takes the long view on change.

A pioneer’s logic

Yuko Miyazaki LL.M. ’84 sets a historic precedent as a female justice on Japan’s Supreme Court.