HLSA International Forum

The Harvard Law School Association invites you to a global speaker series featuring prominent HLS alumni from around the world. Each speaker will reflect on their time at HLS, how Covid-19 impacted their regions, and the current economic, social and legal context.

The Forum will run for an hour and a half, and each regional conversation will be twenty-five minutes in length. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the speakers.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

8:00 am EST

This event is hosted over Zoom; after registering, you will receive the log-in credentials.


Program Schedule

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Salvo Arena LL.M. ’00, President HLSA of New York City, Co-Chair of the HLSA International; Managing Partner at Chiomenti Studio Legale

Conversation with Japan

Speaker: Ambassador Hisashi Owada, Former President of the International Court of Justice, former Judge of the International Court of Justice, former Senior Advisor to the President of the World Bank, former Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, and former HLS Visiting Professor
Moderator: Toshiro Mochizuki J.D. ’98, Corporate Partner at Shearman & Sterling

Conversation with India

Speaker: Rohinton Fali Nariman LL.M. ’81, Judge of Supreme Court of India, former Senior Counsel at the Supreme Court, and former Solicitor General of India 
Moderator: Rohit Prasad LL.M. ’99, Partner at J. Sagar Associates

Conversation with Europe

Speaker: Mary Robinson LL.M. ’68, Seventh President of Ireland (1990 – 1997), and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Moderator: Camille Bourke LL.M. ’00, President HLSA of UK; Partner at Arendt & Medernach

Conversation with Brazil

Speaker: Professor Joaquim Falcão LL.M. ’68, Professor, Lawyer, and former Member on the National Council of Justice    
Moderator: Max Fontes LL.M. ’00, President HLSA of Brazil; Partner at Fontes Tarso Ribeiro

Closing Remarks

Peter Krause J.D. ’74, HLSA Senior Advisory Council, Co-Chair of the HLSA International; Retired Managing Director, Morgan Stanley & Co. and Greenhill & Co.
Chris Mann J.D. ’89, President, HLSA; Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell


International Forum 2020


8:00AM - 10:00AM Tue 15 Dec 2020, Eastern timezone

Virtual Event Instructions:

Please use the link to register for the forum