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, 93 Hauser Global Scholars have been selected from approximately 41 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.

Curent Hauser Global Scholars

 

Hauser Scholar Marco Accorroni

Marco Accorroni LLM '21
Italy

Marco received his law degree summa cum laude from the University of Pisa in 2015. He also holds a Grand Ecole diploma in juridical science from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa.

Furthermore, he studied and conducted research in other European academic institutions such as the London School of Economics, École Normale Supérieure de Paris and Southampton Solent University, focusing on criminal justice and human rights law.

In 2016, Marco was intern at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, based in Geneva. In particular, he worked at the Committee Against Torture (CAT) and at the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT), where he was responsible for drafting the project of “Working Methods and Rules of Procedure” of the SPT.

Since 2017 he has been working as a trainee lawyer at the Rome office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he practiced criminal and civil litigation as well as internal investigations. He was admitted to the Italian Bar in November 2020. Prior to joining NYU, he also spent five months working at a boutique criminal law firm in Rome.

At NYU, Marco will pursue the traditional LLM with a particular focus on criminal justice, corporate criminal liability and corporate enforcement.

 

Hauser Scholar Uria Beeri

Uria Beeri LLM '22
Israel

Uria holds an LL.B., magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also a graduate of the Amirim Interdisciplinary Honors Program in the Humanities at the Hebrew University. During his studies, Uria received several awards for academic excellence, and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Hebrew University Law Review ('Mishpatim'), after a year as a member of its editorial board. He also worked as a teaching and research assistant, especially in the areas of Intellectual Property Law and Constitutional Law.

Upon graduation, Uria clerked for the Honorable Deputy Chief Justice Hanan Melcer of the Supreme Court of Israel. After being admitted to the Israeli Bar, he returned to work at the Israeli Supreme Court as a Senior Law Clerk for the Honorable Justice Alex Stein.

Uria is married to Avigail and is a proud father of the adorable Achinoam (8 months old).

As a Hauser Global Scholar, Uria will pursue an LLM in Legal Theory.

 

Hauser Scholar Sotonye Belonwu

Sotonye Belonwu LLM '21
Nigeria

Sotonye obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) with First Class Honours from the University of Nigeria in 2017 where she was a recipient of the Federal Government of Nigeria Merit Award and the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Merit Award. Graduating as the proxime accessit out of 200 students, she received the awards for the second best student in the Departments of Private & Public Law, Property Law, Jurisprudence and Company Law. She obtained a B.L. with First Class Honours from the Nigerian Law School in 2018, graduating as the best student in criminal litigation and bagging four other awards at the Nigerian Law School. Sotonye worked as a Research Assistant to Prof. George Nnonna, an Alumnus of the Harvard Law School and the then Head of Corporate Law at the University.

After her admission to the Nigerian Bar in 2018, Sotonye joined Kenna Partners, a leading corporate commercial law firm in Lagos, Nigeria as an associate where she advised on several corporate and commercial transactions, regulatory compliances and risk management. She has represented top clients in complex commercial trade disputes, employment disputes and oil litigation suits before superior courts of record in Nigeria. She has written several articles bordering on corporate governance and employment relations.

At NYU, Sotonye will complete a Traditional LLM as a Hauser Scholar focused on employment rights and the corporate sector.

 

Hauser Scholar Genesis Davila Vasquez

Genesis Davila Vasquez LLM '22
Venezuela

Genesis Davila received her law degree, summa cum laude, from Universidad de Los Andes, in Venezuela, in 2014. 

In 2015, she worked as an intern at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, reviewing cases of violations filed against Latin American countries. In 2017, she participated in the Global Competitiveness Leadership Program at Georgetown University, where she developed Defiende Venezuela, a pro-bono NGO she founded that same year, dedicated to representing victims of human rights internationally. This idea won her the Georgetown University Global Impact Award. 

Since then, through Defiende Venezuela, Genesis has represented more than 200 victims before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the International Criminal Court, and United Nations mechanisms. She has also trained more than 500 human rights defenders in documentation, activism, and international strategic litigation.

Since 2019, Genesis has been participating in the Natalia Project, a special program for human rights defenders at risk of the Swedish organization Civil Rights Defenders and is a former guest of Shelter City in the Netherlands, a relocation program for human rights defenders at risk. 

In addition, Genesis has raised awareness about the critical human rights situation in Venezuela as a guest speaker at prestigious universities such as Harvard University, Leiden University, and Georgetown University.

At NYU, Genesis is a Fulbright and Hauser scholar, pursuing an LL.M. in International Legal Studies with a particular focus on human rights. 
 

 

Hauser Scholar Senait Desyebelew

Senait Desyebelew LLM '21
Ethiopia

Senait received her Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honors from Bahir Dar University School of Law in June 2017. During her undergraduate studies, she was a member of the free legal aid center of the school, providing legal services to low-income communities. She served as a member of the school’s student union and charity association, and the university’s blood bank. She also represented the school in the 14th All African International Human Rights Moot Court Competition in held in Arusha, Tanzania, in November 2014.

After graduation, Senait joined the University of Gondar Law School in Gondar, Ethiopia, as an assistant lecturer. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she served as an assistant researcher to professors in the school and engaged in legal aid services in the school’s legal clinic. Her interest in international relations guided her career to foreign service as she joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia as an international legal affairs attaché. As part of her preparation for the position, she took an extensive training on diplomacy and international relations that earned her a postgraduate diploma. While at the ministry, Senait served as vice-chairwoman of the Forum of Women Workers of the ministry.

At NYU, Senait will be pursuing the LLM Program in International Legal Studies.

 

Hauser Scholar Deekshitha Ganesan

Deekshitha Ganesan LLM '21
India

Deekshitha graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2016. She received various awards at University, including the N.R. Rayalu Medal for III Rank. She was part of the teams that were declared runners-up in the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Court Competition, Vienna in 2014 and adjudged winners of the Oxford Intellectual Property Moot in 2015. She also attended an exchange programme at the University of Groningen, Netherlands on an Erasmus Mundus scholarship in her final year of law school where she took courses on international criminal law and global criminal law.

After completing her studies, Deekshitha briefly worked with Khaitan & Co, a leading commercial law firm in India, with the litigation and dispute resolution team. Subsequently, she transitioned to a human rights practice and worked at the Centre for Law and Policy Research, focusing on bail reform and issues of equality and non-discrimination, particularly transgender rights and the rights of persons with disabilities. Her work primarily took the form of legal and policy research and litigation. Notably, she assisted with drafting the Equality Bill, 2020, a comprehensive anti-discrimination law for India, and with initiating public interest litigation seeking quotas for transgender persons in public employment in Tamil Nadu.

Deekshitha is also an editor and member of the core team of the Detention Solidarity Network, an online platform that seeks to critically engage with the carceral state in India and build public awareness on issues of detention, custodial violence, and prison reform.

At NYU, Deekshitha will pursue a Traditional LLM focusing on international human rights, criminal procedure, and criminal justice.

 

Hauser Scholar Federico Jorge Gaxiola Lappe

Federico Jorge Gaxiola Lappe LLM '22
Mexico

Jorge received his LL.B. degree from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in 2019, graduating with honorable mention and first in his class.

During his undergraduate studies, Jorge was research assistant to Dr. Alberto Puppo and Dr. Rodolfo Vázquez. He assisted the first in research projects regarding the applicability of the concept of rule of law to international law, and the second in drafting his book Contemporary Theories of Justice: Introduction and critical notes. He also assisted Dr. Juan F. González in the selection and translation to Spanish of papers by Dr. Jeremy Waldron that were included in the book Advantages and disadvantages in making decisions by majority voting in Congress and the courts. Furthermore, as a teaching assistant to Dr. Germán Sucar, he taught supplementary lessons in the course Jurisprudence I.

During and after his undergraduate studies, Jorge worked for 4 years at the National Supreme Court of Mexico. He was a judicial assistant to Justice Cossío Díaz and Justice Medina Mora I. Later, he became an auxiliary law clerk to Justice González Alcántara Carrancá. He had the opportunity to assist in the drafting of ruling projects and opinions regarding cases analyzed in the First Chamber (civil and criminal law), Second Chamber (administrative, labor, and tax law) and the Plenary Court of the National Supreme Court of Mexico.

At NYU, Jorge will pursue an LL.M. in Legal Theory.

 

Hauser Scholar Saideh Ghasemi Moghadam

Saideh Ghasemi Moghadam LLM '21
Iran

As an Elite Student, Saideh had the opportunity to study two undergraduate degrees simultaneously in Law and English Translation-Literature. She has continued her higher education in law and graduated as the first rank student from Allemeh Tabatabae’i University and Tehran University. As one of the designated theses, her thesis was published as a book by Tehran University Publication in 2019 under the title of “The Legal and Contractual Aspects of Local Content Policy.” She also was a lecturer at Azad Universit, Damavand Branch, teaching commercial law to LLB students.

While she was an LLM student, in 2012, she was admitted to the Iranian Central Bar Association as the top 1% of candidates in both the entrance and the final bar exam. She was honored to work as a trainee for the Head of the Iranian Central Bar Association for two years. Due to her interest in International Trade Law, in 2014, she joined Hatami and Associates, one of the leading and top-tier Law Firms in International Commercial Law in Iran, which represented numerous eminent foreign companies who are active in Iran’s market. During her practice, she focused on contract drafting and negotiation as well as dispute resolution, including arbitration. She was the lead assistant in a recent ICC arbitration case in which Hatami and Associates represented the respondent. She was one of the participating arbitrators in the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot 26 and 27. Amongst her practical experiences, she has also worked as counsel at Naseri Law Office advising clients on intellectual property rights, civil and criminal litigations since 2014.

As a Hauser Global Scholar, Saideh is pursuing the traditional LLM with a focus on contracts and commercial law.

 

Hauser Scholar Ayşegül Kula

Ayşegül Kula LLM '22
Turkey

Leaving her small hometown Edirne at the age of 13, Ayşegül studied at The Koc School, Istanbul, one of the most prestigious high schools in Turkey, with a full scholarship. Later, she studied law at Koc University, Istanbul, with a full scholarship. She graduated from Koc University with magna cum laude as a salutatorian in the Law Faculty in 2015. Ayşegül also obtained a minor degree in International Relations. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as an academic tutor and freshman mentor, and participated in various club activities and student symposiums. She also represented her university in the 55th Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. In 2019, she completed her first LL.M. at Istanbul University, Istanbul, with her dissertation “The Administrative Police Power of the Turkish Competition Authority over Mergers and Acquisitions.” She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in public law at Koc University.

After graduation from university, Ayşegül started working at the Istanbul Office of White & Case, LLP. While working as a lawyer in the Mergers and Acquisitions department, she obtained White & Case Pro-Bono Awards. Since May 2017, she has been working at Koc University as a research and teaching assistant on administrative law. As a research and teaching assistant, Ayşegül published several articles in law journals and participated in various projects, including Enhancing Women's Leadership Trajectories Through Female Role Models Project organized by Koc University in collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy. She also performs certain administrative duties such as advising Koc University Law Club and carrying out disciplinary investigations.

At NYU, Ayşegül will be pursuing the Traditional LLM with a focus on administrative, energy and environmental law.

 

Hauser Scholar Xiaoxu Liu

Xiaoxu Liu LLM '21
China

Xiaoxu Liu is a lawyer admitted in China. Prior to joining NYU, he worked as a sixth-year associate in Haiwen & Partners, a premier Chinese law firm recognized as the market leader in the commercial field. His practice focused on China-related corporate transactions, particularly venture capital investments, private equity investments and mergers and acquisitions. Xiaoxu served domestic and international clients and has led a variety of high-profile deals covering both the traditional fields (manufacturing, real estate and cosmetic) and the emerging industries (cloud computing, fin-tech, software, e-commerce, on-line education and entertainment agency). 

Xiaoxu obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree (2013) and Master of Laws degree specialized in Environmental Law (2015) from Renmin University of China. He ranked top 2% during the undergraduate study and ranked the first in his graduate program. For his distinguished academic performance, Xiaoxu was awarded a number of scholarships including, among others, the First-Class Scholarship by Renmin University of China (2012) and the Scholarship for Excellent Environmental Law Dissertation by Delta Environmental & Educational Foundation (2015). Alongside his studies, Xiaoxu won the runner-up prize as a team member representing Renmin Law School in LEE and LI Law Moot Court Competition (2011).

At NYU, Xiaoxu will pursue a traditional Master of Laws degree with an emphasis on Corporation Law, after which he will return to China to further advance his career as a corporate lawyer.

 

Hauser Scholar Joyce Muthoni Maina

Joyce Muthoni Maina LLM '22
Kenya

Joyce pursued a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) at Kenyatta University School of Law (KUSOL) and graduated in 2016 with First Class Honors. While at KUSOL, she helped coordinate the All-Kenyan Moot Court Competition, an annual Competition that brings together students pursuing law degrees in different universities in Kenya to moot on current legal issues. She also volunteered at the Kenyatta University Legal Aid Clinic where she undertook legal research. Further, as part of her Public Interest Class, she helped coordinate a Legal Aid Clinic at her rural home, a Clinic that saw members of the public receive free legal advice and helped resolve a dispute between members of a self-help group.

In 2017, Joyce joined the Kenya School of Law to pursue a Post Graduate Diploma in Law. She graduated in 2018 and was awarded for being the Best Student in Probate and Administration.

In 2018, she joined Kiptinness and Odhiambo Associates LLP, a leading African Law Firm providing highly specialized legal services. At the Firm, she worked in the Corporate and Finance Department and was a resource for national and international clients on matters and projects touching on inter alia, commercial law, data protection, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, legal and regulatory compliance, and corporate governance.

At NYU, Joyce will pursue an LLM in Corporation Law.

 

Hauser Scholar Rachael O'Byrne

Rachael O'Byrne LLM '21
Ireland

Rachael received her LL.B. degree from Trinity College Dublin, graduating with First Class Honours. During her studies, she was awarded the Entrance Exhibition Prize and was elected as a Foundation Scholar of the university. On the basis of this scholarship, she subsequently obtained an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Trinity College, with a particular focus on refugee and immigration law.

Alongside her studies, Rachael volunteered as a caseworker for the Irish Innocence Project and represented her university in numerous debating and mooting competitions. She also led an outreach programme which provided debating training in schools in under-resourced communities.

Upon graduating, Rachael worked as a clerk on the Supreme Court of Ireland for two years, for The Hon. Ms. Justice Finlay Geoghegan, and subsequently for The Hon. Mr. Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice of Ireland. Following this, she served as the Executive Legal Officer to the Chief Justice, acting as a liaison for the Irish Supreme Court with several international bodies such as the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe and ACA-Europe, the Association of Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Courts of the European Union.

As a Hauser Scholar, Rachael is pursuing the LL.M. in International Legal Studies, with a particular focus on asylum law and human rights. She intends to train for the Bar of Ireland in 2022.

 

Hauser Scholar Chinelo Ojike

Chinelo Ojike LLM '22
Nigeria

Chinelo obtained her LL.B degree with First Class Honours from the University of Nigeria. During her undergraduate studies, she was a Judge of the Law Students Association and served as the Secretary of the Judicial Council. Thereafter, she proceeded to the Nigerian Law School where she obtained her qualifying degree of legal practice in Nigeria (B.L).

After her admission to the Nigerian Bar, she joined Olaniwun Ajayi LP (OALP), Nigeria's leading law firm, where she was part of the Power and Infrastructure and Dispute Resolution Teams. Chinelo gained vast experience in the development and financing of infrastructure projects, company secretarial services, regulatory compliance and litigation. She also routinely advised government agencies. Notably, she was part of the Team that advised the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria and the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation on the bridge-bank resolution option for the defunct Skye Bank Plc. Due to her exceptional performance at OALP, she was posted on secondment to the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, Nigeria's premier Sovereign Wealth Fund Manager, where she spent two years working under the guidance of the General Counsel. She advised the Infrastructure Team on various infrastructure development projects across different sectors ranging from power, healthcare, motorway, and agriculture. Chinelo is also an avid reader and has been published in different domestic and international journals.

At NYU, Chinelo will be pursuing the Traditional LLM with a focus on infrastructure development and financing.

 

Hauser Scholar Hideyuki Otsuki

Hideyuki Otsuki LLM '22
Japan

Hideyuki Otsuki is a lawyer admitted in Japan. He is an attorney in the IP practice group and Corporate/M&A group of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, one of the largest full-service law firms in Tokyo, Japan. He has diverse experience in domestic and international dispute resolution and business transactions especially in the entertainment, IP, and IT fields. After joining Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in 2014, he has handled various high-profile legal matters including Japanese IP infringement litigations in the entertainment industry, U.S. patent infringement litigations, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions in the entertainment industry, venture capital investments in IT corporations, and cross-border IP related transactions such as IP licensing.

Before joining Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Hideyuki obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Keio University, Faculty of Law (2011) and his Juris Doctor from the University of Tokyo, School of Law (2013). He graduated from both Keio University and the University of Tokyo first in his classes. Having passed the Japanese national bar examination in the top 0.4% out of 7,563 examinees in 2013, he served as a legal apprentice in the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan for one year. During his legal apprentice training, he participated in a training program held at the IP Division of the Tokyo District Court.

At NYU, Hideyuki will pursue an LLM in Competition, Innovation and Information Law with focus on IP law and entertainment law.

 

Hauser Scholar Lauren Pavli

Lauren Pavli LLM '22
Australia

Lauren completed a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Melbourne in 2017, graduating with First Class Honours and first place awards for Property Law and Administrative Law. Lauren also received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature with First Class Honours from the University of Melbourne in 2013. At law school, Lauren was a member of the Melbourne University Law Review, worked as a research assistant to faculty members, and undertook internships through the Aurora Native Title internship program and in Victoria Legal Aid's criminal law and legal education teams. After graduating, Lauren worked as a lawyer in the Competition and Regulation team at Australian corporate law firm Gilbert+Tobin. In 2020-21, Lauren was an associate to the Honourable Justice Jayne Jagot, a judge of the Federal Court of Australia. 
 
Lauren has an academic interest in issues relating to the rights and resistance of First Nations under settler legal systems. She is particularly focused on how these issues arise in her home jurisdiction, Australia. More broadly, Lauren is interested in constitutional law and legal theory. As a Hauser Global Scholar, Lauren will focus on these interests in the Legal Theory LLM.
 

 

Hauser Scholar Silvia Retamales

Silvia Retamales LLM '21
Chile

Silvia Retamales holds an LL.B. (summa cum laude) from Universidad de Chile, where she graduated second in her class (2014). She was awarded with several merit scholarships due to her academic distinction during her undergrad studies as well as an award for being the best student in commercial law. She also completed a Diploma in “Law and Competition Policy” at Universidad de Chile Law School (2015).

As an undergraduate student, Silvia worked as a research paralegal in two law firms, focusing on issues related to commercial, procedural, and civil law. Moreover, she was a teaching assistant for professors in civil law and legal clinics. After her graduation, she joined a boutique law firm specialized in complex dispute resolutions and there, for almost three years, Silvia had been working as an associate in trials involving antitrust and civil law, markets regulations, and commercial matters. Prior to enrolling in NYU Law School, she has been a Court Clerk in the Competition Tribunal of Chile for four years. In that position, she was responsible for assisting the judges (lawyers and economists) in resolving antitrust trials and developed research about competition policy, and market and economic regulations. 

Silvia is also an Instructor at the Department of Law & Economics in Universidad de Chile Law School. She has published various academic articles on civil and antitrust law, and competition policy. Finally, her genuine interest in the interaction between law and society motivated her to engage in pro bono work in an NGO that supports immigrants in Chile. 

At NYU, Silvia will pursue the LLM in Competition, Innovation, and Information Law.

 

 

Hauser Scholar Marcos Sauquet Trías

Marcos Sauquet Trías LLM '22
Spain

Marcos holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business Administration from ESADE Business & Law School (Barcelona, Spain). He graduated in the top 2% of his class, obtaining highest honors in 22 different courses ranging from all disciplines of law and business. He was awarded a number of merit-based scholarships in recognition of his outstanding academic performance. Marcos was part of the team representing ESADE Business & Law School in the 2014-15 Moot Madrid, an international arbitration and commercial law moot court team competition. In 2017 he was selected among numerous candidates to study at Columbia Law School for a semester, where he focused on corporate law. Marcos wrote his thesis on a comparative analysis of takeover defense mechanisms between the USA and Spain from a corporate governance perspective.

After graduation, Marcos joined Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, one of the leading law firms in the Iberian peninsula, where he was selected to become part of the Pro International Advocacy Program (PPAI), an elite program for promising young lawyers who wish to develop an international multidisciplinary career. Around four people are selected each year out of hundreds of applicants. Within this program Marcos has worked at the London, Mexico, Madrid and Barcelona offices of Cuatrecasas, mainly focusing on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and international arbitration. 

While working full-time at Cuatrecasas, Marcos has been an adjunct faculty member of ESADE Business & Law School, teaching corporate and commercial law to undergraduate students. He was also a memorial judge at the 2019 Spanish national rounds of the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition.

As a Hauer Global Scholar, Marcos will pursue an LL.M. in Corporation Law with a focus on securities law and mergers and acquisitions.  

 

Hauser Scholar Onise Tsulaia

Onise Tsulaia LLM '22
Georgia

Onise obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree with Honors from Tbilisi State University, ranked in the best 0,86% among 581 graduates of 2018. He was awarded Gold Medal from the Ministry of Education of Georgia and acquired full funding for his LL.B. 

Specializing in private law, Onise completed numerous research papers in obligation, contract and company laws, continuously winning scholarship of President of Georgia each semester for further research. As an ERASMUS+ student, he deep dived into commercial and company law at the University of Limerick and boosted his knowledge in common law system. Due to his outstanding research paper on the Doctrine of Stare Decisis, the University of Limerick exclusively offered him full scholarship for another semester. Onise developed his research paper on contractual freedom and standardized contracts, studying legal environment of business in the U.S. while being a Global UGRAD exchange student at Nazareth College, New York.

As a senior lawyer at Georgian-American leading law firm, he has been involved in both transactional work and litigation. Onise’s professional experience encompasses commercial bank reorganization, restructuring internationally acknowledged Isotope Factory, drafting and supervising international loan/pledge agreements and transactions, consulting the United Nation projects etc. As a litigator, he represented companies before all instances of courts, winning complex cases on banking guarantee, confidential procurements, and corporate disputes.

As Hauser Global Scholar, Onise will pursue a Corporation Law LLM at New York University.

 

Hauser Scholar Ben Ye

Ben Ye LLM '21
Australia

Ben graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a Juris Doctor. He was a National University Scholar and, having achieved the highest result in his cohort, was awarded a University Medal. 

Ben has a strong academic interest in public and constitutional law. He has worked as a research assistant at the ANU’s Centre for Public and International Law and an editor for Federal Law Review, and has published peer-reviewed articles and commentaries on contemporary constitutional issues.

After law school, Ben worked as a Judge’s Clerk for Chief Justice Helen Murrell of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, a volunteer at the Legal Aid Commission, and a tutor in Australian Public Law at the ANU College of Law. Ben currently works as a solicitor at Ashurst Australia. In this role, Ben has worked on a diverse range of public law litigations before various State and Territory Supreme Courts, the Federal Court, and the High Court of Australia.

As a Hauser Global Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar, Ben will pursue the traditional LLM with a focus on constitutional law, human rights law and international law. Following his time at NYU, Ben will commence a judicial clerkship with Chief Justice Susan Kiefel of the High Court of Australia.