Post Date: October 29, 2003

Former Peruvian Prime Minister Roberto Dañino LL.M. ’74 has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel to the World Bank, a post previously held by HLS graduates Ibrahim Shihata S.J.D. ’64 and Ko-Yung Tung ‘73. Dañino most recently served as Peru’s ambassador to the U.S. As prime minister from 2001 to 2002, he crafted an agreement among politicians and representatives of civil society on long-term policies of national development. He also launched a comprehensive modernization of the public sector.

In Canada, Michael Bryant LL.M. ’94 has been appointed attorney general of Ontario, after a victory for the Liberal Party in provincial elections. Bryant previously was a member of the Provincial Parliament.

In the Republic of China (Taiwan), Tzu-Yi Lin and Tsung –Li Hsu, two former East Asian Legal Studies visiting scholars, have been appointed grand justices of the Judicial Yuan. They join In-jaw Lai LL.M. ’77, S.J.D. ’81 as members of the most significant judicial body in the ROC.

“The Graduate Program takes great pride in the accomplishments of Robert Dañino, Michael Bryant, Tzu-Yi Lin and Tsung-Li Hsu,” says Professor Bill Alford, vice dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies. “They follow President Mary Robinson LL.M. ‘68 of the Republic of Ireland, Vice President Annette Lu LL.M. ’78 of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and Thai Foreign Minister Surakiat Sathirathai LL.M. ’82, S.J.D. ’85, among many others, in the long tradition of leaders across the world educated at the law school.”