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Chayes International Public Service Fellowships are awarded to HLS J.D. students who have completed at least one year of law school by the coming summer and to in-residence HLS S.J.D. students. The fellowships provide students 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. HLS students previously awarded Chayes Fellowships are eligible to apply as long as they meet all other eligibility guidelines.

The process of evaluating placement options, applying for a Chayes Fellowship, and finalizing a student’s summer plans begins in November and continues into the spring.  Follow the links to the left for helpful advice, a complete timeline, and more details about each step.

Contact Information and Office Hours

Contact Information and Office Hours

ILS staff members are available to discuss potential placement organizations and make recommendations to interested students. Also, former Chayes Fellows can serve as a resource.For further information, student applicants may contact:

Sara Zucker
Director of International Legal Studies
Wasserstein Hall, Suite 5005
Harvard Law School
(617) 495-9030
or just come by Wasserstein 5005 during Sara’s office hours when classes are in session:
Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Andre Barbic
Program Officer, International Legal Studies
Wasserstein Hall, Suite 5005
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 496-8732