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International, Comparative and Foreign Law at HLS

Events and Information Sessions at HLS

Guest Workers Rights Under Trump
A talk with Wasserstein Fellow Ben Botts, Legal Director for Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc.
Wednesday, January 29 at 12 noon | WCC
Sponsored by the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA)

Book Talk: When Misfortune Becomes Injustice: Evolving Human Rights Struggles for Health and Social Equality
With Alicia Yamin, Senior Fellow in Global Health and Rights
Friday, February 7 at 12 p.m. | WCC, Milstein East
RSVP is requested
Sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics

Around the University

Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia
A talk with Joshua Yaffa, Moscow correspondent for The New Yorker, in conversation with Professor Timothy Colton
Tuesday, January 28 at 4:30 p.m. | CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S250
Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

A Woman’s Place: US Counterterrorism Since 9/11
A talk with Joana Cook,  Senior Research Fellow, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation,  Department of War Studies, King’s College London
Friday, January 31 at 12:15 p.m. | Belfer Building – Bell Hall, 5th Floor
Sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

 Deadlines and Announcements

  • The Harvard Law School Public Service Venture Fund is currently seeking applications for the 2020-2021 Organization-Based Fellowship Current law clerks, 3L, and LL.M. students looking to transition into permanent public service careers may be eligible to apply. Applicants must meet with an OPIA advisor to discuss their job search no later than Wednesday, January 15, and the online application is due by Thursday, February 6 at 5 p.m.
  • Friday, January 31 is the deadline to apply for a 2020 Chayes International Public Service Fellowship. This program provides current 1Ls, 2Ls and S.J.D.s in residence with the opportunity to spend eight weeks during the summer working with governmental or non-governmental organizations concerned with issues of an international scope or relevant to countries in transition. Although it is not necessary to have a secured placement by the application deadline, interested students should begin seeking a placement organization and developing a summer project well in advance of the application deadline. A list of pre-approved placement organizations (to be updated regularly) has been posted, but students can also nominate new organizations. Please visit the Chayes Fellowship web pages (at the link above) for complete information.
  • Saturday, February 15 is the deadline for applications to spend the Fall 2020 semester abroad, either at one of HLS’ ten exchange partner schools in nine countries or through an independent semester abroad.

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