B.Com., The University of Auckland LL.B., The University of Auckland LL.M., Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School, Doctor of Juridical Science
Sam is interested in the intersection of private and public law. His thesis explores recent developments in tort and restitution actions against the state for legislative error. Sam commenced his career as a Judges’ Clerk at the High Court of New Zealand, and practiced as a solicitor and Junior Crown Counsel at Meredith Connell, Auckland, and as a government litigation lawyer in London, U.K.
B.A. in Economics and Political Science, Victoria University of Wellington LL.B. (First Class Honours), Victoria University of Wellington
Harvard Law School, Master of Laws
After studying at Victoria University of Wellington, Lauren began her legal career working in commercial litigation at a major New Zealand law firm. At Harvard, she intends to focus on private law, having also been accepted as a student fellow with the Project on the Foundations of Private Law.
M.A. (First Class Honours) in History, The University of Auckland B.A. (First Class Honours) in History, The University of Auckland LL.B., The University of Auckland
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Early Modern European History
Louis has wide-ranging historical interests but his main focus at Harvard will be on early modern cultural and intellectual history. In particular, he hopes to examine the ways in which people in a number of European countries in this period attempted to understand and respond to large-scale calamities and disasters. His other research interests include Renaissance festivals and polemical pamphlet literature.
B.Com. (First Class Honours) in Finance and Economics, University of Auckland
Harvard Business School, Master of Business Administration
As part of her MBA, Meili will study a wide range of business leadership practices. One particular area of interest for Meili is international business. She hopes to use the skills and knowledge she develops at Harvard Business School to create a more interconnected global business environment.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health
Ngati Hine, Ngati Whatua, Waikato Iwi (tribes) of New Zealand
Mataroria is a physician from New Zealand where he worked as the Clinical Lead for Health Equity at Counties Manukau District Health Board. His research field is in performance measurement of healthcare systems, and has submitted his Ph.D. in medical education. He is passionate about improving the delivery of healthcare through public health and medical education, and will be joining the Masters of Public Health Class of 2017.
B.A. (First Class Honours) in History and Political Studies, The University of Auckland LL.B. (Honours), The University of Auckland
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies
While at Harvard, Andrew intends to study aspects of the modern Middle East from diverse disciplinary perspectives including history, political science, religious studies and law. In particular, he hopes to focus on the formation and development of the modern state and its institutions in Middle Eastern countries, and how historical forces have shaped the region's current politics.