President – Jenny Liang
Shiyu (Jenny) Liang is a 2L JD student at HLS. She graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in May, 2018 with a BA in international politics, specifically focusing on European politics. She has studied in Berlin and interned at the German Council on Foreign Relations. She has also interned at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and the American Chamber of Commerce at Shanghai. Her interest lies in international trade, international arbitration and business. During her 1L year, she was part of the Harvard WTO Moot Court Team, which won second place in the global grand final.
Vice President – Mattias Rättzén
Mattias pursues an LL.M. degree at Harvard Law School as a Fulbright Scholar. He has a particular interest in the intersection of law and technology, and holds a PGDip in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Oxford and an LL.M. from Lund University. Prior to coming to Harvard, he worked in private practice for several years in Stockholm as an intellectual property litigator.
Conference Chair – Aislinn Kelly-Lyth
Aislinn is an LL.M. Candidate at Harvard Law School. She graduated from the University of Cambridge and subsequently spent time working in Cambodia on a livelihoods project funded by the UK Department for International Development. Upon completion of the project she moved to London to work for JUSTICE, an all-party law reform and human rights organisation which seeks to strengthen the justice system in the UK. She also has experience interning with two Dublin-based commercial firms, in the fields of taxation and technology. Her interests are in employment law, equality law, and technology law.
Conference Vice Chair – Raffaele Felicitti
Raffaele pursues an LL.M. at Harvard both as a Fulbright fellow and as an Ermenegildo-Zegna Founder’s scholar. Born in Catanzaro (Italy) in 1993, he holds a Law degree (with specialization in Corporate and Banking Law) from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, where he is also completing a Ph.D. in Business Law and is also a Corporate Law and Advanced Corporate Law teaching assistant. He is an alumnus of the University of Copenhagen law school. He has published a variety of articles in the field of Corporate Law and Banking supervision and resolution. Prior to Harvard, he has first served the former President of the European Parliament, working in the legal team of his Cabinet, and then the European Central Bank, where he dealt mainly with banking supervision. Passionate about European institutional dynamics and extreme sports, in his free time he is also a DJ.
Academic Events Chair – Daiva Sindaravičiūtė
Daiva is an LL.M. Candidate at Harvard Law School. She obtained her first law degree at Vilnius University (Lithuania). Also, Daiva holds a Master of Economics from ISM University of Management and Economics (Lithuania). Prior to coming to Harvard, Daiva practiced Banking and Finance Law at leading Lithuanian law firms with a particular focus on investment funds, management companies, capital markets, payment services providers and FinTech. In addition, in Lithuania Daiva initiated a social project called “My First School Bag” the aim of which is to provide all the school supplies for first graders, who live in families with poor living conditions. The project has already been successfully conducted for three years.
Internal Communications Chair – Christoph Resch
Christoph Resch is an LL.M. Candidate at Havard Law School. He read law and mathematics at the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, the Freie Universität Berlin and the Université Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). During his studies, he was fellow of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung). He was a legal clerk at the Kammergericht (Court of Appeal of Berlin) and held traineeships at the Federal Chancellery of Germany and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. He is currently also a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt.
Conference vice-chair – Marie Beudels
Marie is an LL.M Candidate at Harvard Law School as a Belgian American Education Foundation Fellow and Boas Scholar. She graduated from the University of Liège (Belgium) in 2019 after two exchanges at the University of Ghent and Leuven. She has experiences as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Liège and is currently research assistant at Harvard Law School. She has also interned in Belgian, British and American law firms and at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her interests are in technology and media law.
Conference vice-chair – Josiah Senu
Josiah pursues an LLM at Harvard Law School as a Kennedy Scholar. He graduated from the London School of Economics with a Double First in Law and is a published author in leading private law journals including the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal. He is the CEO & Co-Founder of two recent start-ups focused on educational consultancy in law and mobile apps and currently sits on the Alumni Leadership Board of the Sutton Trust, the UK’s leading social mobility charity. Josiah is interested in the intersections of law and business.
J.D. representative – Lukas Roth
Lukas Roth is a first-year JD student at Harvard Law School and is originally from Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany. He holds a BBA in Global Business from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and has worked five years as a management consultant in Singapore, working on projects all around the APAC region. Lukas is interested in corporate and international law.
International Communications Chair- Sebastian Grund
Sebastian Grund is a LLM candidate at Harvard Law School. Prior to joining HLS, Sebastian served as a legal counsel at the European Central Bank (2016-2019), focusing on banking supervision and resolution, central bank accountability and the legal aspects of monetary policy operations. He holds an undergraduate in law and a doctoral degree in international financial law, both from the University of Vienna. He was an exchange student at the University of Copenhagen (2014) and a visiting PhD researcher at the University of New South Wales, Sydney (2015). Sebastian’s research has been published in renowned academic journals, such as the Fordham International Law Journal, the Capital Markets Law Journal and the European Law Review.
Faculty Sponsor – David Kennedy
David Kennedy is Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School where he teaches international law, international economic policy, legal theory, law and development and European law. He joined the Harvard Law faculty in 1981 and holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard. He is the author of numerous articles on international law and global governance. His research uses interdisciplinary materials from sociology and social theory, economics and history to explore issues of global governance, development policy and the nature of professional expertise. He has been particularly committed to developing new voices from the third world and among women in international affairs.
Faculty Sponsor – Jose M. Martinez-Sierra
Jose M. Martinez-Sierra is Jean Monnet ad personam Professor for the Study of European Union Law and Government. Since 2012, he develops a number of teaching, research and administrative roles at Harvard College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Law School. He is a Faculty Affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and Faculty Associate of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. He is an Advisory Council Faculty Member and EU Law Coordinator of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School, co-chair of the Internationalization and Innovation in Higher Education Study Group, co-chair of the European Union Law and Government Study Group and co-chair of the Southern Europe in the EU Study Group at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard. He is also the Faculty Sponsor of the Harvard European Law Association.