Hauser Global Law School Program

Hauser Global Scholars

As part of the Hauser Global Law School Program, the Hauser Global Scholarship was founded in 1995 at the initiative of alumna Rita Hauser and NYU School of Law. Since its inauguration, the Hauser Global Scholarship has become the leading initiative pursuing the adaptation of legal education in the United States towards an increasingly global perspective. It reflects the Law School's conviction that the practice of law and legal research has escaped the bounds of any particular jurisdiction and that legal education can no longer ignore the interpenetration of legal systems.

Each year, 10 of the finest students from countries across the world are selected as Hauser Global Scholars by the distinguished members of the Hauser Scholars Selection Committee.  These select individuals — all of whom are LLM students — share their perspectives and experiences from their own legal systems with the rest of the Law School academic community. The Hauser Global Scholars receive a full-tuition scholarship and a living stipend for the year of their studies at NYU and are integrated intellectually and socially in the events of the Hauser Global Law School Program and NYU School of Law.

The Hauser Global Scholars reflect the breadth and diversity of NYU School of Law’s Graduate Division. In the last 10 years of the Program, 95 Hauser Global Scholars have been selected from approximately 44 countries and all continents. After intensive screening of applications by NYU School of Law faculty and admissions officers, Hauser Global Scholars are selected by a committee of distinguished international leaders. They are chosen on the basis of their intellectual and leadership ability and their capacity to participate productively in a global community of scholars and practitioners.

For information on application to the Graduate Division and to the Hauser Global Scholarship, please see the Office of Graduate Admissions.


2023-2024 Hauser Global Scholars


Hauser Scholar Marco Mateo Guevara Ruales

Marco Mateo Guevara Ruales


Mateo earned his law degree with magna cum laude honors from Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Quito, Ecuador, in 2019, where he distinguished himself as one of the top students in his graduating class. Following his graduation, Mateo served as adjunct professor of taxation law at USFQ.

Mateo began working as a private law practitioner at Pérez, Bustamante & Ponce, Ecuador's preeminent legal firm, where he rendered guidance to diverse clientele encompassing companies, family groups, and individuals, crafting tax planning strategies to optimize their tax burdens. Mateo's expertise extends to navigating the complexities of international taxation, encompassing the application of agreements to mitigate instances of double taxation. Additionally, he offered strategic counsel concerning assessment and sanctioning procedures, both within the administrative and judicial realms.

Mateo had the honor of clerking under Ecuador's Constitutional Court Chief Justice, where he was entrusted with high-complexity cases that significantly contributed to the development of Ecuador's legal landscape.

He later pursued a master's in taxation law, with a minor in Tax Planning and International Taxation, at Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar, where he excelled among his peers and graduated among the top students in his class. 

As a Hauser Global Scholar, Mateo will pursue an LLM in International Taxation.


Hauser Scholar Boru Gollo

Boru Gollo Jattani


Boru Gollo Jattani was awarded the prestigious Katiba Scholarship, a full merit-based scholarship to study law at Riara University, Law School.  In 2018, he graduated from Riara University, Law School earning a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) with Second-Class Honours, Upper Division. While at Riara University, he participated in a number of moot court competitions including the African Human Right Moot Court Competition on Human Rights Law that was held at University of Pretoria, South Africa and the ELSA Law Moot Court Competition on WTO Law that was held in South Africa at Rhodes University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Additionally, Boru also holds a Diploma Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility in Legal, Economic and Moral Contex from the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest, Hungary.

Following his graduation, Boru furthered his legal education at the Kenya School of Law, where he obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Law and was subsequently admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in 2020. He began his professional career at TripleOKLaw Advocates, LLP, a prominent top-tier law firm in Kenya.

Currently, Boru's research interest centers around Artificial Intelligence governance. At NYU, Boru will pursue LLM in Competition Innovation and Information Law. 


Hauser Scholar Raissa Jonah

Raissa Jonah


Raissa Richka Jonah graduated top of her class in 2020 from the Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia, majoring in Private Law. She was named The Most Outstanding Student of the class.

During her years at Universitas Indonesia, she dedicated herself to social communities. She participated in various social activities, including in AIESEC of Universitas Indonesia and Universitas Indonesia Legal Clinic. She also collaborated with University of Malaya as a part of the Street Law program, where she reached out to communities with diverse background in various cities in Indonesia and Malaysia. Further, she has authored several articles on law and business which have been translated into multiple languages and published by international journals.

Raissa has joined Walalangi & Partners (in association with Nishimura & Asahi), a leading corporate law firm since 2020. She has been involved in various multi jurisdiction Corporate/M&A and foreign direct investment transactions, representing notable clients from, among others, the United States, Europe, Japan, and Singapore. She has been a part of the team that provides strategic advice and legal solutions tailored to the specific needs and challenges faced by businesses operating in diverse sectors such as technology, media, and telecommunication, financial technology, food manufacturing and distribution, and beyond. In her role, she has been a counsel to Japanese leading company on the inauguration of the PoC of Indonesia’s first autonomous electric vehicle, a counsel to the most rapid growing technology and game companies based in the US on various legal matters in relation to its business operation, and a counsel to numerous investment funds on their aggressive business expansion in Asia. 

As a Hauser Global Scholar, Raissa pursues LLM in Corporation Law, and participates in the International Transaction Clinic to provide legal services to clients that are conducting cross-border transactions in emerging markets.


Hauser Scholar Neil Kranzhoefer

Neil Kranzhoefer


Neil studied law at Heidelberg University (Germany) and the University of Geneva (Switzerland). After graduating from Heidelberg University with the First State Exam in 2017, he went on to work as a research and teaching assistant to Professor Christoph A. Kern at the Chair of German Law of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) where he also conducted doctoral research on cross-border bankruptcy law. 

After returning to Germany for his judicial clerkship at the Regional Court of Freiburg im Breisgau, Neil passed the Second State Exam, ranking first in the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. In 2022, he started working as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in Frankfurt (Germany) where his practice focused on M&A transactions and corporate finance. Neil holds a PhD from Heidelberg University (summa cum laude).

At NYU, Neil will pursue a traditional Master of Laws with a particular focus on civil procedure.


Hauser Scholar Kornath Sai Roshan Menon

Kornath Sai Roshan Menon


Roshan is an India-qualified lawyer and policy researcher. He obtained his BA LLB (Hons) degree from the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, graduating as a double gold-medalist. During his studies, Roshan worked with the Office of a Member of Parliament, and as a Research Assistant to Dr. Stellina Jolly, a member of the IUCN World Commission of Environmental Law. He represented his university at multiple moot courts, winning individual and team-level accolades. Notably, his team won the World Rounds of the Leiden University-Sarin Foundation International Air Law Moot Court Competition. 

After graduating, Roshan joined the Policy Research Group at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., an IFLR 1000: Top Tier firm, as the group’s youngest member. As Research Fellow, Roshan undertook extensive legal research and advisory work at the firm. He specialized in law and technology, advising on themes such as privacy, online gaming, the regulation of digital markets, and artificial intelligence. Roshan’s advisory commitments include repeated engagements with the Government of India; he has also been involved in inter-ministerial consultations on issues of digital asset regulation. He was also responsible for developing learning modules for the firm’s nearly 800 member-strong lawyer network, teaching data protection, crypto-asset regulation, and non-personal data governance. 

Roshan’s academic writing has been published by, among others, Cambridge Core, Wiley-Blackwell and CyberBRICS. His work has been cited in India and overseas, including by the Indian government’s pre-eminent bureaucrat training institute. He contributes regularly to Indian pink papers; his pieces discuss technology, sustainability, and regulation. 

At NYU, Roshan shall pursue a traditional Master of Laws, with a focus on law and technology. 


Hauser Scholar Mauricio Mourglia Paysal

Mauricio Mourglia Paysal


Mauricio studied law at the University of Montevideo in Uruguay, where he received a scholarship for academic excellence and graduated among the top two in his class in 2018. During his studies, he represented the University of Montevideo at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court in Vienna for the 2015/16 and 2017/18 editions. He also participated in the 2015 Latin American International Commercial Arbitration Competition held in Santiago, Chile, where his team received the award for Best Memorandum for Respondent. In 2016, he studied Conflict of Laws and International Financial Law as an exchange student at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

Starting in August 2016, Mauricio joined the dispute resolution practice of FERRERE, Uruguay’s largest and top-tier law firm. He began as a legal intern from 2016 to 2018 and progressed to become a junior associate from 2018 to 2021, and then a senior associate from 2021 to 2023. At FERRERE, he gained experience handling some of Uruguay’s and Latin America’s most complex international arbitrations, including commercial arbitration cases in the construction, oil & gas, and logistics sectors, as well as investment treaty arbitrations in the mining and aviation industries. He participated in proceedings conducted in both English and Spanish, under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the Conciliation and Arbitration Center of the Uruguay Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he has been involved in environmental litigation, high-stakes antitrust investigations, and large bankruptcy proceedings in the agribusiness and maritime transportation fields.

Since 2019, Mauricio has also served as an adjunct professor of Conflict of Laws at the University of Montevideo. In this role, he frequently provides advice on matters concerning applicable law and jurisdiction, particularly in relation to drafting choice of law, forum selection and arbitration clauses in international contracts, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards before Uruguay’s Supreme Court of Justice.

As a Hauser Global Scholar, Mauricio will pursue a traditional LLM with a particular focus on international investment law and international arbitration. Additionally, he aims to further explore his interest in international human rights, energy law, and corporate law.


Hauser Scholar Mohammad-Reza Narimani

Mohammad-Reza Narimani


Mohammad-Reza is a legal counsel and researcher, focusing mostly on financial and corporate law, capital market, securities and foreign investment and arbitration. He earned his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree in 2017 from Shahid Beheshti University (SBU) in Tehran, Iran. He graduated from Master of Laws Program in Private Law in the same university, and defended his dissertation with distinction (Honors) in 2020. He was awarded nationally recognized merit scholarships to enroll in both programs and graduated among top 5% of class. Mohammad-Reza is also a gold medalist in Iran’s National Olympiad of Literature, ranking 1st among more than 40,000 students in 2012.

During his LLB studies, Mohammad-Reza joined University of Tehran Institute for Public of Law Studies as a Research and Executive Assistant in 2015. He proceeded to join Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization as a Legal Intern in 2016 to work with an expert group to update Iran’s Memorandum of Foreign Trade Regime as part of Iran’s accession to the WTO. He was then recruited by Dentons Europe LLP in 2016 where he provided legal advice to international clients working in various market sectors, including automotive, infrastructure, telecommunication, pharmaceutical and retail industries. In 2019, a leading Iranian law firm, Elite Pars, hired him to conduct corporate acquisition processes and advise on business contracts and IP-related matters. He simultaneously worked with Iran-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce as a Legal Advisor and Director of Legal Commission. Mohammad-Reza subsequently joined Kian Financial Group in 2020 as a Legal Manager to further focus on financial, capital market, securities and corporate law matters. Leading a team of in-house lawyers and consultants responsible for contractual, corporate, claims and regulatory matters, he particularly advised on M&A, private equity, fund structuring and venture capital deals.

Mohammad-Reza was an LLM program teaching Assistant for EU Law and International Commercial Arbitration at University of Science and Culture (Tehran) in 2019. He has published several academic works, including translation of two books from English to Farsi, and an article in Journal of International Arbitration (Kluwer) on arbitrability of Iran BIT disputes. Mohammad-Reza has represented SBU School of Law Teams in several moot court competitions. He was the Lead Oralist of the SBU Team for the 2018 edition of the Willem C. Vis Moot as well as one for Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition held by ICRC in 2015. Mohammad-Reza also couched the SBU Team for Tehran Regional Arbitration Center Moot Court Competitions.

As a Hauser Global Scholar, Mohammad-Reza will pursue a Traditional LLM at NYU.


Hauser Scholar Dipti Sapkota

Dipti Sapkota


Dipti successfully completed her academic pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law (BA LLB) degree at Nepal Law Campus, Tribhuwan University. She graduated at the top of her class with a distinction division in 2019, earning her the gold medal. Throughout her tenure at Nepal Law Campus, she actively participated in several regional and international moot court competitions, being recognized and awarded for her accomplishments in a few of them. Dipti gained admission to the esteemed Nepal Bar Council in 2021.

In 2019, Dipti joined Pioneer Law Associates, a prominent commercial law firm in Nepal, as a trainee. Following her admission to the Nepal Bar Council, she advanced to the position of associate within the firm. Her responsibilities encompassed providing comprehensive counsel and representation to clients on various matters, including the structuring of financial transactions, foreign investments, business registration, liquidation procedures, and dispute settlement. Dipti led a team of attorneys in producing due diligence reports and facilitating cross-border merger and acquisition transactions. Furthermore, she actively contributed to several policy reformation initiatives led by the World Bank, focusing specifically on areas such as securities law and cybersecurity law. She also played an integral role in conducting training sessions related to corporate law, covering topics such as employment law, corporate governance, start-ups, and the conversion of private companies to public entities. Collaborating with her colleagues, she co-authored and published a comprehensive handbook on Foreign Direct Investment in Nepal in 2021. Additionally, in 2022, Dipti undertook a similar endeavor, co-authoring a handbook specifically focused on Non-Residential Nepalese (NRN) individuals. These publications aimed to provide valuable insights and guidance to interested parties navigating the legal landscape of Nepal.

Expanding her professional repertoire, Dipti assumed a part-time teaching role in 2022 as a lecturer for the Corporate and Business Law course within the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants program.

As a distinguished Hauser Global Scholar, Dipti will pursue LLM in Corporation Law at NYU.


Hauser Scholar Maria Angelica Suarez 

Maria Angelica Suarez


Maria Angelica graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota) in 2017, receiving the Order of Academic Merit (Summa Cum Laude) due to exceptional academic achievement in Law School. During her time at Javeriana University, Maria Angelica was recognized as one of the top five students out of nearly a thousand in the Law program, and she received an award from the Colombian Ministry of Education for achieving one of the highest national scores on the standardized State examination for Law graduates. Her academic excellence granted her exemption from the Law faculty exams required for graduation. 

Maria Angelica's professional journey began as a research assistant for Colombia's leading international trade lawyer while she was still a student. This led her, after graduation, to work at Ibarra Rimôn, a top-tier boutique firm, advising clients in trade remedies investigations. She later joined Brigard Urrutia, Colombia's largest Law firm, where she actively contributed to six out of nine ongoing antidumping investigations in the country, playing a vital role in legal and economic analyses. Currently, as a Senior Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC Colombia), Maria Angelica assists multinational clients aiming to enter or succeed in the Colombian market, by optimizing their international trade operations and providing guidance on foreign exchange matters. Further, she has also served as author in several editions of the journal published by the Colombian Institute of Tax/Customs Law. 

Maria Angelica pursued two specializations, one in Customs Law and International Trade at Universidad Externado de Colombia and another in International Business Law at Universidad de los Andes, where she ranked first and second, respectively, among all graduates of these programs.

Now, as a Hauser Global Scholar, Maria Angelica will further expand her knowledge and expertise by pursuing an LLM in International Legal Studies, where she will combine her interests in International Law, trade, and foreign investment. 


Hauser Scholar Lena Werderitsch

Lena Werderitsch


Lena obtained her law degree from University of Vienna Law School, ranking among the top graduates in her class. She received multiple merit-based scholarships in recognition of her academic performance. In 2022, Lena completed her doctoral degree in law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, graduating with the highest distinction. Her doctoral thesis focused on interim measures as a procedural instrument in corporate law cases and was published as a book by one of Austria's most renowned publishers. For her thesis, she received numerous prestigious academic awards. 

Throughout her studies, Lena gained professional experience through internships at renowned law firms in Vienna and the Austrian Trade Commission in New York. While working on her doctoral thesis, she served as a Research and Teaching Associate at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and held a position as a Research Assistant at the Austrian Supreme Court. Following the completion of her doctoral degree, Lena was awarded a post-doctoral Teaching and Research position at the Institute for Civil Law and Civil Procedure at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. 

Currently, Lena is working on her “habilitation” thesis, which serves as the formal qualification to apply for a full professorship in both Austria and Germany. Her research encompasses various aspects of private law, with a particular focus on civil procedure, insolvency law, corporate law, and contract law. She has authored numerous articles in law journals, covering topics such as cross-border law enforcement, the admissibility of illegally obtained evidence, and data protection. Additionally, Lena has contributed to legal commentaries and textbooks within her field of expertise.

As a Hauser Global Scholar, Lena will pursue the traditional LL.M.