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.

Our Sponsors

HALS’ work both at Harvard and in Asia would not be possible without the generosity and support of our law firm and corporate sponsors, whose kindness goes to support our efforts towards providing law students with access to both a modern, global legal education and the resources they need to explore career paths in Asia. If you or your firm have any questions about HALS’ sponsorship packages, please click the link below.

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Bronze Sponsors




2018-2019 HALS Sponsors will have access to resources and opportunities including . . .

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    Recruitment and Networking

    Sponsorship connects firms and companies to a pool of Asia-focused and globally-minded law students, and HALS works year-round to facilitate that relationship. Specific services will include (but are not limited to) resume collection programs for selected Asian offices and participation in the Asia Practice Career Panel and Asia Practice Reception. Gold Sponsors with Hong Kong offices will additionally be guaranteed a meeting with the HALS 2019 Delegation to Hong Kong.

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    Marketing and Visibility

    HALS Sponsors are advertised in brochures and marketing materials for all organization events, and will have profiles included in our upcoming 2019 Asia Practice Guide, intended for first-year law students as they prepare for on-campus interviews.

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    On-Campus Presence

    Sponsors will be invited to send speakers to our on-campus events, including the Asia Practice Career Panel and our annual flagship event, the Harvard Asia Business Conference. In addition, HALS can organize individualized panels and events for our sponsors during recruitment season.

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    And More!

    Our Sponsors are our valued partners, and our relationship doesn’t end with a bullet-points list of perks. HALS leadership will be in communication with you throughout the academic year and will always be available to discuss new opportunities to connect your firm with our community at HLS.