On February 15, the Harvard Law School LL.M. Class of 2020 welcomed students, faculty, and staff to the annual International Party in Wasserstein Hall. Every year, this event provides a chance for the HLS community to come together to share international food and drink, cultural displays, and music and dance performances from around the world.
One hundred eighty-two students, representing 61 countries/jurisdictions from Argentina to Zimbabwe, are pursuing a Master of Laws degree during this academic year. They include, among others, lawyers in private practice, government officials and policy experts, law teachers, a physician, judges, prosecutors, activists and NGO founders, U.S. Navy JAG officers, Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, and Supreme or Constitutional Court clerks for courts in 10 countries. (In addition to the LL.M. students, HLS has 57 S.J.D. candidates from 27 countries and the J.D. class that entered in 2019 is 14 percent international.)