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A victory for asylum seekers

HLS students in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program help prevent more stringent federal immigration rule from going into effect.

Research, writing, and advocating for change

Despite the pandemic, the 2020 Chayes International Public Service Fellows pursued projects with organizations based in 12 countries.

On the front lines of history

"The Daughters of Yalta," by Catherine Grace Katz ’22, looks at the pivotal conference from new perspectives.


“Every drop in the ocean counts”

For Sidharth Chauhan LL.M. ’21, a “small conversation” leads to a multi-layered effort to address the pandemic in rural India.

Finding a new approach to summer work abroad

As COVID-19 erupts, two 2020 Chayes Fellows discuss the changes, and challenges, in their plans.

Niku Jafarnia J.D./M.P.P. ’20

At Harvard, a dedicated student finds a wealth of ways to advocate for refugees.


Kelly Kapianga LL.M. ’20

In Zambia, an advocate for incarcerated children celebrates Commencement with a special joy.

Machteld van Egmond LL.M. ’20

A physician-researcher with a curious mind turns to the practice of law.

Dylan Asafo LL.M. ’20

A scholar of critical race theory seeks to transform society for marginalized groups in New Zealand.


Exploring law abroad

During Winter Term 2020, Cravath International Fellows pursued independent clinicals or research projects in 12 countries and jurisdictions.

HLS celebrates at the International Party

The LL.M. Class of 2020 shares food, music, dance, and friendship with the HLS community.

Focus on justice

For 12 HLS students from eight countries, documentary films offer a new view of the law and a new tool for advocacy.


Global outreach

The 2019 Chayes International Public Service Fellows worked on issues of an international scope or relevant to countries in transition.

Radhika Kapoor LL.M. ’19

At HLS, an avid reader sharpens her sskills for working with countries emerging from conflict.

Summer public interest work abroad

The 2018 Chayes International Public Service Fellows focused on issues ranging from refugee assistance to international anti-corruption law, among others.


Michael Jung ’18

In his time at HLS, Jung — a Chayes Fellow in 2016 and 2017 — has completed extensive coursework and clinical training to shape a future career in child advocacy.

“After a decade of tireless fighting, a measure of justice”

An HLS litigation team — including clinical faculty, students and alumni — helps hold two of the most powerful men in Bolivian history responsible for extrajudicial killings.

“When we’re needed, we’ll show up”

They don’t all want to be immigration lawyers, but in 2017, hundreds of Harvard Law School students have made immigrant rights their business.