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Because international and comparative approaches to law are so integrated into the day-to-day life of Harvard Law School, fantastic resources are found in a variety of places.

For HLS programs and offices planning events with international speakers or themes: Check our lists of internationally-oriented programs and organizations for possible collaboration partners to assist with scheduling, planning, or sponsorship.



Research Programs and Centers

HLS research centers and programs provide a rich offering of international opportunities. Here’s a sampling of recent projects and events:

  • The Center on the Legal Profession published its landmark six-year study of “The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization,” holding events in Delhi and Mumbai to report on its major findings.
  • East Asian Legal Studies celebrated the law school’s bicentennial, and its own 50th anniversary, with a series of panels, colloquia and lunchtime talks.
  • The Harvard Law School Project on Disability was involved in winning two significant cases: a European Court of Human Rights decision overturning Hungary’s blanket prohibition on voting by mentally disabled persons, and a South African High Court ruling upholding the right of children with intellectual disabilities to public education.
  • The Human Rights Program brought together a team of HLS faculty members and international experts for a two-day symposium on “Human Rights in a Time of Populism.”
  • The Institute for Global Law and Policy hosted its biennial international conference on law in the global political economy, sharing innovative thinking on global governance, social justice and economic policy.
  • The Islamic Legal Studies Program hosted lectures and panel discussions on a wide range of issues, including the war in Yemen, religious freedom in an age of nationalism,  LGBTQ Rights in the Arab world, and the place of ethics in Islamic law.
  • The Program on Negotiation organized lectures and film screenings on a diverse range of issues, from U.S.-Russia relations and negotiating with North Korea to the gender, social and political challenges facing Bedouin women.

American Society of International Law