The Harvard Asia Law Society (“HALS”) is a student-run organization at Harvard Law School that brings together students, faculty, and outside parties who have an interest in law, politics, or business in Asia. HALS is diverse and international, with past and current members from East Asia, South Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and beyond.


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The Harvard Asia Law Society (“HALS”) is a student-run organization at Harvard Law School that brings together students, faculty, and outside parties who have an interest in law, politics, or business in Asia. HALS is diverse and international, with past and current members from East Asia, South Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and beyond. Our ranks include native and fluent speakers of a wide array of Asian languages, and many of us aspire to use our language skills and international experiences in future employment.


We sponsor activities on campus that strive to educate and provide hands-on experiences with regard to the legal, political, and business issues that arise across Asia. We also seek to provide opportunities for our members to meet representatives of law firms with Asia practices. Our activities for the 2015–2016 academic year included a delegation trip to China, career panels, the Asia Career Fair at Harvard Law School, several academic lectures, and the Asia Business Conference at Harvard Business School—the most prominent and largest student-run Asia law and business conference in North America. We hope to meet, if not exceed, that level of activity for the 2017–2018  academic year.


We hope you will take time to explore our website and consider joining us for the many exciting events that we have planned for this year!


HALS Board 2017-2018

The 2018 Delegation Trip to Seoul

HALS will visit Seoul in Spring 2018. Please contact Evelyn Chang at echang@jd19.law.harvard.edu for trip-related inquiries.

The Asia Business Conference

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The Asia Business Conference is one of the world’s largest conferences covering Asia law and business, and is the largest student-run conference of its kind in North America.  It is an annual one-day event in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hosted by the Harvard Asia Law Society and the Harvard Business School’s Asia Business Club.  The Conference brings together political leaders, business leaders, academics, and students to discuss developments in Asia’s economy from business and legal perspectives.  Topics in the past have included Asia capital markets, mergers and acquisitions law, the application of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to Asian businesses, initial public offerings in Asia, and business success stories involving Asian entrepreneurs.

Panelists from top businesses and law firms in Asia participate in a number of discussions throughout the day, and keynote speakers provide presentations on the past, present, and future of law and business in Asia.  Previous keynote speakers have included top U.S. and Asia government officials, partners of global law firms, CEOs of large corporations, and providers of legal services in Asia.  Participation by a diverse group of people at the Conference provide ample opportunities for attendees to  learn and network.

Stay tuned for information about this year’s conference. Please contact Trevor Grayeb (tgrayeb@jd19.law.harvard.edu) and Phil Stachnik (pstachnik@jd19.law.harvard.edu) for related inquiries.

Sponsors

HALS is extremely grateful to receive financial support from law firms and companies which make possible HALS’ annual Asia Business Conference, Delegation Trip, Asia Career Events Week, and other activities throughout the academic year. If your firm or company is interested in becoming a HALS sponsor, please contact HALS Treasurer, Anqi Zhang at anzhang@jd19.law.harvard.edu.

The following firms are HALS sponsors for the 2017–2018 academic year:

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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