The 2017–2018 HALS Board

Suiwen Liang  
(Co-President)

 
Suiwen is a 3L from Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 2013 with majors in chemistry and philosophy. Before becoming HALS Co-President, he served as Academic and Professional Chair. He spent his 1L summer at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in New Jersey, and spent his 2L summer at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and Washington, D.C. These days, he spends most of his time planning trips and wishing he were out hiking or snowboarding.
 
Contact: sliang@jd18.law.harvard.edu
 


Qi Zhang  
(Co-President)

 
Qi is a 3L and one of the co-presidents this year. There was a photo of him (which you shouldn’t look up) where he held a handful of Chinese cash as a fan, which somehow sums up his previous involvement with HALS: Delegation organizer and Treasurer. He grew up in the awesome city of Shanghai, but went on to live on three continents for at least a year. He spent last summer at Davis Polk & Wardwell, and says hello on behalf of four former presidents there as well as the current co-prez.
 
Contact: qzhang@jd18.law.harvard.edu
 


Anqi Zhang  
(Treasurer)

 
Anqi is a 2L from Wuhan, China and this year’s HALS Treasurer. 1L year at Harvard marked her first full year in the United States. A graduate of Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing, she has previously interned at Baker & McKenzie, International Finance Corporation, and an intermediate court in Beijing. During 1L summer, she worked at the Domestic Violence Bureau of the Queens District Attorney’s Office. She is a ballroom dancer and competed in ballroom dancing competitions since she was 6. In her spare time, she likes traveling and reading mystery novels.
 
Contact: anzhang@jd19.law.harvard.edu
 


Kevin Jiang  
(Social Chair)

 
Kevin is a 3L and the social chair of HALS. He spent 5 years living in Zhengjiang, China, but mostly grew up in a small town in central Ohio. He graduated from Columbia University in 2013, where he studied Economics and Computer Science, and afterwards worked as an economic consultant. Kevin spent his 1L summer at Steptoe & Johnson in DC, and his 2L summer at Cleary Gottlieb in NYC and Hong Kong. His legal professional interests include privacy regulation, cybersecurity, and general IP matters. In his spare time he enjoys documentary movies, tinkering at the Harvard fabrication lab, loitering on the second floor of the WCC, crossregistering random classes, and watching people die in GoT.
 
Contact: kjiang@jd18.law.harvard.edu
 


EJ Lee  
(Academics & Professional Chair)

 

EJ is your Academic and Professional Development Chair, a 2L originally from South Korea. Having been educated in India, Thailand, Korea, Japan, and then China, she came to HLS with rich and diverse cultural backgrounds and understanding on top of a (varying degree of) proficiency in a number of languages including (IMPORTANT) but not limited to French, Japanese and Thai. Wanting to better serve the Asian clientele (read: enjoy the impeccable Japanese bentos), EJ spent her 1L summer at White & Case Tokyo office, where she worked extensively with trade and M&A groups. During her free time, she enjoys muai thai, tambourining at KTV, singing and dancing to Gangnam Style (because, who doesn’t?), Boston Burger-ing and jogging along the Charles River.
 
Contact: elee@jd19.law.harvard.edu
 


Trevor Grayeb  
(Conference Co-Chair)

 
Trevor Grayeb is a 2L from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016, where he studied Political Science and International Studies. While at Michigan he served as managing editor of the Michigan Journal of International Affairs, and is currently an editor for the Harvard International Law Journal. He spent his 1L summer in Tokyo working for TMI Associates, a Japanese law firm, and has previously worked in Japan in public affairs and government relations consulting.
 
Contact: tgrayeb@jd19.law.harvard.edu
 


Philip Stachnik  
(Conference Co-Chair)

 
Originally from Canada, Philip is a 2L interested in the role of law in international contexts. He earned a BA Honors at the University of Alberta and an MA at McGill university, writing both his theses on the history of Sino-North American relations. Before coming to Harvard Law School, he also studied Chinese at Tsinghua University in Beijing and worked in international communications at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in Hong Kong. In addition to the Harvard Asia Law Society, Philip is heavily involved with the Harvard International Law Journal and has volunteered with the Harvard Recording Artists Project. Over the past summer he worked in human rights litigation in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, while at the same time completing unrelated research focused on the legal issues emerging from Chinese investment throughout Africa.
 
Contact: pstachnik@jd19.law.harvard.edu
 


Evelyn Chang  
(Delegation Chair)

 
Evelyn Chang is a 2L and the delegation chair of HALS this year. She is a Californian through and through, having grown up in Southern California before going on to study chemical engineering at Stanford University. Prior to starting law school, Evelyn was a Disney Imagineer, helping design and create the magic that makes up The Happiest Place on Earth (Disneyland). She is interested in pursuing patent litigation, and spent her 1L summer at McDermott Will & Emery in the Bay Area. In her spare time, Evelyn likes to take naps, watch college football (Go Cardinal!), play volleyball, go hiking, travel the world, and host Disney and Studio Ghibli movie marathons (of course, singing along to Disney songs is mandatory).

 
Contact: echang@jd19.law.harvard.edu
 


For information about past board members, please visit the past boards page.

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