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 11 years of the Program, 99 Hauser Global Scholars have been selected from approximately 42 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.

 

2019-2020 Hauser Global Scholars

 

Global Scholar Victoria Adelmant

Victoria Adelmant
United Kingdom

Victoria graduated with the highest result in the year from an LLM in public international law at the London School of Economics, where she also received the Blackstone International Law Prize. Prior to this, she received First Class Honors and the Harris Scholarship for best academic performance from Keble College, University of Oxford, in Law with German Law. Victoria spent one year at the University of Bonn and the UN University where she studied constitutional and international law in German.

Her research focuses on the relation between the international human rights machinery and struggles for justice at the local level. She has worked with asylum-seekers and destitute families in the British Midlands as well as with Minority Rights Group International, the United Nations and the European Commission. Prior to joining NYU, Victoria was a Fellow at the Oak Foundation, a major funder of human rights organizations, where she explored the interplay between philanthropy, grassroots activism and international NGOs.

As a Hauser Global Scholar, Victoria is pursuing the LLM in International Legal Studies.

 

Global Scholar Geoffrey Adonu

Geoffrey Adonu
Nigeria

Geoffrey obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree with First Class Honours from Babcock University, Nigeria in 2015 and a B.L with First Class Honours from the Nigerian Law School, where he graduated as the proxime accessit out of 5,517 students in the 2016 Nigerian Bar Examinations. He is a recipient of several academic and leadership awards/prizes including the Honourable Justice Mohammed Bello (former Chief Justice of Nigeria) prize for the Overall Best Graduating Student at the Nigerian Law School (2nd Position), the Nigerian Bar Association prize for the Overall Best Male Student at the Nigerian Law School and the Babcock University Merit Award.  At Babcock University, Geoffrey served as the Class Representative for the LL.B Class of 2015 for five years and worked as a Research Assistant to Associate Prof. Yinka Olomojobi, the then Head of the Department of International Law and Jurisprudence at Babcock University.

After his admission to the Nigerian Bar in 2016, Geoffrey joined Probitas Partners LLP, Lagos as an associate in the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Law practice where he advised on many corporate and commercial transactions and represented clients in complex commercial disputes before superior courts of record in Nigeria. In December 2017, Geoffrey joined G. Elias & Co. (one of Nigeria’s leading business law firms and a member of the African Legal Network) as an Associate in the M&A, Finance and Capital Markets practice group.

At G. Elias & Co., Geoffrey advised clients including Export Credit Agencies, Development Finance Institutions and large corporations on several landmark local and cross-border M&A, foreign-currency denominated syndicated and non-syndicated corporate and project financings and both debt and equity securities offerings across the financial services, manufacturing, infrastructural and project development, consumer products, energy and telecommunication sectors of the Nigerian economy. Geoffrey was seconded to the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Lagos (October - December 2018) as an in-house legal counsel where he provided legal support to AFC’s project and investment teams and advised on some of AFC’s infrastructure and project financing deals across Africa.

As a Hauser Scholar, Geoffrey will complete an LL.M in Corporations Law with focus on M&A, Corporate Restructuring and Anti-trust.

 

Global Scholar Tyrone Bailey

Tyrone Bailey 
Jamaica

Tyrone Bailey obtained a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours in 2014 from the University of the West Indies, Mona (Jamaica) where he was ranked as the top student with a 4.01 GPA. He later obtained a Legal Education Certificate (a professional certificate) in 2016 from the Norman Manley Law School (Jamaica) where he was on the Principal’s Honour Roll and received numerous subject prizes. He was admitted to the Jamaican bar in December 2016.

While attending law school, Tyrone was appointed a Tutor at the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies, Mona and taught several courses to undergraduate students. Upon graduating from law school, Tyrone moved to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to take up the post of Judicial Counsel at the Caribbean Court of Justice. At the court, he assisted the judges with deciding final appeals in civil, criminal and constitutional law matters from four Caribbean states as well as international law matters regarding the interpretation and application of a regional economic treaty entered into among states of the Caribbean Community. Tyrone also continued teaching at the University of the West Indies at its campus in St. Augustine in Trinidad.

Tyrone has served as Liaison Officer to the European Commission for Democracy Through Law (The Venice Commission) in respect of developments in Constitutional Law in Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guyana. He also worked along with the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (a regional group of Heads of Judiciary, Judges, and other judicial officers) and the Caribbean Court of Justice Academy for Law in organizing major biennial Caribbean law conferences.

Tyrone has strong interest in both academia and practice and will be pursuing the LLM in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration at NYU.

 

Global Scholar Henry Benson-Pope

Henry Benson-Pope 
New Zealand

Henry graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (Politics) in 2014. He was the top graduating student in his Law School class.

After Law School, Henry worked as a Judge's Clerk for Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias at the Supreme Court of New Zealand. Since the completion of his clerkship in early 2016, Henry has been a Crown prosecutor at the Office of the Crown Solicitor for Manukau, Auckland. In this role Henry has appeared as lead counsel in jury trials in the Manukau District Court and as junior counsel in trials in the Auckland High Court and in criminal appeals to the New Zealand Court of Appeal.

At NYU, Henry will pursue the traditional LLM with a focus on criminal law and criminal justice as a Hauser Global Scholar and Fulbright Scholar. He is particularly interested in the scope of prosecutorial discretion and in sentencing policy and practice.

 

Global Scholar Chao Huang

Chao Huang
China

Chao Huang has practiced as a transactional lawyer in China for more than six years.  Prior to commencing his LL.M. at NYU, Chao was a counsel at Fangda Partners, a recognized leading PRC law firm in the commercial field.  His main practice areas are capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and private equity.  In particular, his latest interests include, among others, advising clients on their initial public offerings and listings on the Sci-tech Innovation Board of Shanghai Stock Exchange which was newly launched in 2019.  Chao was admitted to PRC Bar in 2017.

Chao obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree and Bachelor of Economics degree in 2011 from Peking University, and his Master of Laws degree (International Economic Law) in 2013 from Peking University.  He was awarded a number of honors and scholarships at Peking University for distinguished academic performance, including Morrison & Foerster Scholarship and Leo Koguan Scholarship.  Alongside his studies, Chao was the co-chairperson of the Legal Aid Association of Peking University, providing legal assistance to disadvantaged groups.  Chao also served as a volunteer in many social events, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

As a Hauser Global Scholar, Chao will pursue an LL.M. degree in Corporation Law at NYU.

 

Global Scholar Imani Jaoko

Imani Jaoko
Kenya

Imani holds an LL.B (First Class Honours) degree from Strathmore University Law School in Nairobi, Kenya which she obtained in 2017. She graduated as the top student in her law class receiving the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.  She also received other merit awards as the top student in various law units including Commercial Law, Civil Litigation and Criminal Law & Procedure.

While at Strathmore Law School, Imani co-founded the Strathmore Law Review and served as the Managing Editor for 3 years where she led and oversaw the publication of 3 volumes of the Review.  She also worked as a Junior Fellow at the Strathmore Centre for Law and Policy where she conducted research and served as a rapporteur. For her student work experience, she was a Summer Legal Intern at Holland & Knight LLP in Washington D.C, in the International Trade & Cross-Border Practice group.

After graduation, she worked for a year as an Associate in the Management Consulting unit at KPMG East Africa and was involved in projects on organizational design and structure, as well as strategy formulation and review.

In January 2019, she joined Kaplan & Stratton, a leading tier-one law firm in Kenya, as a Trainee Advocate. She rotated in the firm’s major departments: Litigation, Commercial Practice, Intellectual Property and Real Estate, where she was involved in conducting research, preparing legal memos and regulatory notes, drafting court submissions and applications, incorporating companies and reviewing commercial and real estate agreements, among other tasks.

At NYU, Imani will pursue an LL.M in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration.

 

Global Scholar Patricio Enrique Kenny

Patricio Enrique Kenny
Argentina

Patricio Enrique obtained his law degree at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, with honors. He was placed in the top 0.4 % of a class of over 2300 students, and his final grade average was 9.17 (in a 1 to 10 grading system). As a consequence of ranking 1st among over 200 students who received their diplomas at the December 2016 graduation ceremony, Patricio Enrique was appointed as the Law School flag-bearer. During his years as a law student, he won various training and research scholarships from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and the Argentine Interuniversity Council (Consejo Interuniversitario Nacional). Also, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the student-run law review of the Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School (Revista Lecciones y Ensayos).

Before coming to NYU, Patricio Enrique was an Assistant Professor and Tutor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and the Universidad de San Andrés in Fundamental Rights, Introduction to Scientific Thought, and Jurisprudence. In the last years, he has published different academic articles in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico related to legal theory and legal education. For almost three years, he was a law clerk in the Court of Appeals on Administrative Litigation of the City of Buenos Aires (Argentina), which monitors the implementation of economic and social rights in the federal district of the country.

In parallel, for more than ten years Patricio Enrique has been involved in the work of different non-governmental organizations and, in particular, in various projects related to public interest law—mainly promoting the protection of the environment, the strengthening of public institutions, and the recognition of land rights—. In this context, between 2016 and 2018 he coordinated an interdisciplinary group in charge of designing legal strategies for securing land tenure in low-income neighborhoods in the Province of Buenos Aires (Argentina).

In 2018 he was awarded a scholarship from the Fulbright Commission and the Argentine Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology to pursue a master's degree in the United States of America. As a Hauser Global Scholar, he will complete the LLM program in Legal Theory.

 

Global Scholar Sakeena Moeen

Sakeena Moeen
Pakistan

Sakeena Moeen holds an LLB (Hons.) from the University of London International Programmes with First Class Honours. She is also a recipient of the Academic Achievement Award from the University of London. In 2017 she represented Pakistan at the Jean Pictet International Humanitarian Law Moot Competition in Georgia.

Upon graduating, Sakeena was employed at Gilani & Co., during which time she attained Rights of Audience before the District Courts of Pakistan. Sakeena, in her capacity as a legal associate at the Firm, represented a wide variety of clients, such as, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, the Ministry of Water (Power Division), the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting & National Heritage, and the Nordic Embassies in Pakistan amongst others.

Sakeena also served as a lecturer at the School of International Law, teaching Contract Law and the International Protection of Human Rights; while also being a tutorial teacher for Criminal Law and the Law of Trusts. Afterwards, Sakeena worked on a project for UN Women which involved the submission of a Report on the women of Pakistan and their recourse to legal aid from informal justice systems.

Sakeena has spent the past year employed at the Research Society of International Law, wherein she tackled projects for the Ministry of Human Rights of Pakistan, International Committee of the Red Cross, the American Bar Association, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes etc. Sakeena recently joined as a research assistant at the Centre of Excellence for International Law, at the National Defence University, Pakistan. In her work here she was involved with the submission of Legal Advisory Opinions to the Armed Forces of Pakistan on matters of international law that are of a strategic importance to Pakistan’s position in the international community.

As a Hauser Global Scholar, Sakeena will pursue a L.L.M. in International Legal Studies tailoring her coursework in Human Rights, International Law and Constitutional law.

 

Global Scholar Victor Ricardo

Victor Ricardo
Indonesia

Victor Ricardo is a lawyer admitted in Indonesia. He previously worked at Hendra Soenardi, a boutique law firm in Jakarta, where he was engaged in both transactional matters and commercial disputes. On transactional matters, he was involved in M&A, assets acquisitions, and financing transactions. On dispute side, he was involved in various high-profile commercial disputes adjudicated before courts and arbitration forum in Indonesia and Singapore. He was part of the Indonesian counsels who assisted the winning the Republic of Indonesia in defense against an application for annulment of an award before ICSID forum. In addition, he has assisted the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia in, among others, evaluating Indonesia’s company data administration system.

Victor earned his law degree from the Faculty of Law of Universitas Indonesia in 2015. He graduated 7th with cum laude predicate. During his studies, he was the Executive Director of the faculty’s independent Student Research Body (Lembaga Kajian Keilmuan – LK2), where he and his team conducted several legal discussions and researches and published law journals as well as monthly legal bulletins. He led the organization in holding the largest series of national legal competitions and seminars in Indonesia on the topic of law and economics. Additionally, he won several national legal writing and debating competitions, among others, the National Constitutional Debate for Central Region held by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia. He was the coach for the faculty's teams in several national debating competitions.

Victor also worked as a researcher in several legal researches, among others, on the legality of high-school national examination in Indonesia under the supervision of Prof. Anna Erliyana as the legal expert staff to the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia.

At NYU, Victor is pursuing an LL.M. in Corporation Law. Outside his work, Victor has participated and completed a number of full marathons and half marathons.

 

Global Scholar Laura Snowdon

Laura Snowdon
Canada

Laura obtained her J.D. with Distinction from Western University, where she was a Blakes Scholar and the recipient of the Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Award for achieving the highest standing in the first year of the program.

During her law degree, Laura interned at the Center for Democratic Development in Accra, Ghana and in the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch of the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Laura also worked as a legal research assistant to Professor Melanie Randall, specializing in Canadian human rights law and gendered violence. In that role, Laura assisted with a publication on the legal treatment of intimate partner sexual violence and law reform on an international scale. In her final year of law school, Laura participated in an exchange program at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, where she studied international human rights law.

Laura completed her articles as a judicial law clerk to Chief Justice George Strathy, Justice Eileen Gillese and Justice David Watt at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. The following year, she clerked for Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella at the Supreme Court of Canada. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2018.

As a Hauser Global Scholar, Laura will pursue an LL.M. in International Legal Studies, with a particular focus on reproductive rights. Laura is also the recipient of the Ruth Binnie Fellowship for 2019-2020.