New Zealand

Samuel Beswick

Samuel Beswick

B.Com., The University of Auckland
LL.B. (Hons), The University of Auckland
LL.M., Harvard Law School

New Zealand | 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. 

Juliet Bull

Juliet Bull

B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington
LL.B. (First Class Honours), Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand | Harvard Law School, LL.M.

In the Master of Laws program, Juliet will focus her studies on constitutional, criminal and human rights law.  She is particularly interested in comparative study of procedural safeguards in criminal prosecutions and developments in the rights of those suspected or accused of offences.  Juliet started her career as a Judge's Clerk at New Zealand's Supreme Court and practised in criminal prosecution and public law litigation.

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l gerdelan

Louis Gerdelan

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

New Zealand | 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 is early modern cultural and intellectual history.  In particular, he examines 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.... Read more about Louis Gerdelan


Chantel Slade

B.A. in Education and Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand | Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology

Chantel aims to strengthen her knowledge surrounding educational psychology, with particular interest in examining the similarities and differences between American and New Zealand education systems while enrolled at Harvard. She hopes to gain insight into how present education facilities can continue to better accommodate children from different spheres of life. With a New Zealand/Samoan background, Chantel is fascinated to discover how American institutions incorporate their vast range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds into the educational curriculum.