Shiyu (Jenny) Liang
Shiyu (Jenny) Liang is a 3L from Shanghai, China. She graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 2018 where she focused on EU-China and transatlantic relations. 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. At HLS, she was part of the Harvard WTO Moot Court Team, which won second place in the global grand final in 2019, and was the president of the Harvard European Law Association from 2019-2020. In her free time, Jenny enjoys yoga, wine-tasting, and figure-skating.
Xiao (Rosalind) Liang
VP of Alumni Relations
Xiao (Rosalind) Liang is a 2L from Nanjing, China. In May 2019, she graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. She was a fellow at the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs. During her junior year, she studied abroad at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po). At HLS, in addition to her role in HIALSA, Rosalind serves as the Community Engagement Chair of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and the Symposium Co-Chair of the China Law Association. She is also involved in the Harvard International Law Journal. Rosalind spent her 1L summer interning for the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. In her free time, Rosalind enjoys learning and practicing foreign languages and musical instruments.
VP of Conference
Victor Ojeah is an LL.M Candidate at Harvard Law School. Prior to this, he was an Associate at Nigeria’s foremost commercial law firm – Banwo & Ighodalo. He is currently a Teaching and Research Assistant at Unveiling Africa Summer Institute, he is also the Founder of International Law Resource Africa, and the Deputy Project Lead and Curator of an environmental justice NGO; Earthplus Africa. As an undergraduate, he picked deep interest in international law, with a drive to specifically explore legal aspects of sovereign relations, international dispute resolution mechanisms and the international justice system. He was President of the International Law Students Association and a three-time Jessup competitor. He is a 2018 Scholar of the African Center of International Criminal Justice, the convener of the Victor Ojeah International Law Essay Competition and initiator of the Victor Ojeah Prize for Excellence in Public International Law, University of Benin. He holds memberships in the Young International Arbitration Group, International Law Association, and American Society on International Law, respectively. When Victor is not working, he is volunteering, learning a new language or playing table tennis.
VP of Conference
Shuhao is currently a 3L. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 2016, double majoring in Philosophy Politics and Economics as well as French Studies. Before coming to HLS, he worked as an analyst at a law firm in Hong Kong. On campus, he is a member of Board of Student Advisers. He was also part of the WTO Moot Court, which took him to Geneva for a week during the 1L summer. In his free time, he enjoys watching TV series and is constantly looking for good coffee shops.
VP of Workshop
Macarena Bahamonde is an LL.M Candidate at Harvard Law School. She attends HLS as a Fulbright Scholar and Gammon Fellow. In 2017, Macarena graduated as valedictorian from Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), after which she clerked at the National Court of Justice of Ecuador. Before attending HLS, she worked at the Department of International Affairs and Arbitration of the Office of the Attorney General where she acted as counsel for the Republic of Ecuador in investment and commercial arbitrations. Macarena was elected as the Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute (EAI) Young Members’ Representative and she is an Arbitrator Intelligence Ambassador for Latin America. In addition, she is Universidad San Francisco de Quito Moot Team Coach and she collaborated with USFQ and EAI in the development of a public database called “Arbitraje Ecuador”. Since April 2020, she is a founding member of the Ecuadorian Young Arbitration Practitioners – ECUVYAP. In her free time, she loves to hike with her dog and try new and healthy recipes.
VP of Sponsorship & Finance
Clara Silva is a second-year law student at Harvard Law School. She graduated with honors from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, with a bachelor’s degree in Law. Prior to HLS, Clara worked at Brazilian law firms Guimarães & Vieira de Mello and Vilas Boas, Lopes & Frattari, in addition to clerking for a Federal Judge. She spent her 1L summer at White & Case in São Paulo and New York.
VP of Media and Communications
Joseph Choe is a 3L from Colorado. He attended Harvard College where he was President of the Harvard Political Review and served on board at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School. After graduating in 2017 with a degree in economics, Joe moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked as a management consultant advising clients ranging from the U.S. Navy to global nonprofits. At HLS Joe is involved with HIALSA, APALSA, and the Harvard Business Law Review. He split his 1L summer in New York City between Skadden Arps and Blackstone. He returned to Skadden the following summer to pursue international litigation and arbitration. In his free time, Joe enjoys skiing, reading Politico, and watching Survivor.
VP of Events
Astrid is a qualified lawyer in Peru, where she specialized in Dispute Resolution and Complex Contracts. She has also experience working in France, where she was part of Dechert’s LLP International Arbitration Department. She also is a lecturer at Universidad del Pacifico (Peru) where she teaches “Negotiation & Debate” to undergraduate students. She has taken several specialization courses at different institutions such as the Arbitration Academy and The Hague Academy of International Law. She is now part of the LL.M. Class of 2021.
VP of Events
Yixian is a 2L from Beijing, China. Yixian spent her undergraduate years at Peking University, where she obtained her first law degree in 2018. Before coming to HLS, she interned with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the international arbitration team of a major Chinese law firm. At Harvard, Janet has been involved in the International Law Journal and Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.
VP of Events
Shengming is 29 years old and originally from China. He has been living and studying in Germany for the past 5 years, where he got his first LL.M and plans to finish his JD in international arbitration. Shengming studied and worked under renowned international arbitration scholar Stefan Kröll, as well as the arbitration team of Linklaters and the German firm Noerr. His interests include international commercial arbitration, international investment arbitration and sports arbitration. Shengming has been very actively involved with the VIS International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court, having coached a top 16 VIS Moot Team (Bucerius Law School) and regularly arbitrated in various premoots, general round and elimination round of the competition.
Assistant VP of Conference
Katherine Shen is a 2L from Sydney, Australia. Before law school, she completed a MPhil in Political Theory at Oxford University. At HLS, Katherine is also the President of the Coalition of International Students and Global Affairs (CISGA) and an articles editor for the International Law Journal.
Assistant VP of Workshop
Kyle Gaines is a rising 2L in the J.D. program at HLS. He grew up in Ormond Beach, Florida and attended Georgetown University for both undergraduate and graduate-level studies. Before law school, Kyle served on active duty for four years as an intelligence officer in the United States Army. He hopes to pursue a career in international disputes or criminal defense after his graduation in Spring of 2022.