New York City The New York University School of Law will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its Hauser Global Law School Program with a Reunion event to be attended by world leaders and legal experts. The event is scheduled to be held from Saturday, March 5 to Monday, March 7, 2005.
A key component of the Law School’s trailblazing Hauser Global Law School Program is the annual selection of Hauser Global Scholars. In an effort to identify the world’s emerging top legal thinkers and train them for the 21st century, NYU School of Law selects the most outstanding candidates from an international pool of applicants to attend the Master of Laws program as Hauser Scholars. They go on to work in almost every corner of the globe-including India, Japan, China, Israel, Poland, England, Albania, Australia, Pakistan, Argentina, Hong Kong, and South Africawhere they are making critical legal, economic, and humanitarian contributions. To celebrate the Reunion Weekend, Rita E. Hauser (J.D. 59) and New York University School of Law have invited all of its current and past Hauser Global Scholars to participate; of the more than 100 graduates, some 65 will attend. “[A]ll Hauser Scholars share one empowering feeling,” says Ma Wenyan Winston, (class of 97-98) “We see a universe of opportunity as a result of our Hauser experience.” Currently based at J. P. Morgan in China, she is helping develop her native country’s untapped resources.
Reunion attendees will include Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations; Theodor Meron, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; Georges Abi-Saab, Chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization; Dr. Leonel Fernendez, President, Dominican Republic; and Valery Giscard d’Estaing, Former President of France and President of the European Convention. They will, along with other experts, participate in a series of panels on international adjudication, the teaching of law, corporate professional responsibility, and international terrorism. Dinners following the panels allow a continuation of the conversation between Hauser Scholars and the current generation of leading global legal minds.
“At New York University School of Law, globalization is not a catchword limited to adding courses to cover “hot” international topics or to respond to passing demands for relevance,” says Dean Richard Revesz. “It is a fundamental organizing principle. Indeed, our global program reflects our conviction that the practice of law today exceeds the bounds of any particular jurisdiction. Since its inauguration in 1995, the global program, which, of course, includes the Hauser Scholars Program, has overseen a radical change in the structure of NYU Law School faculty and curriculum, the composition of the student body, and the range of extracurricular opportunities. The goal has been to transform legal education and, specifically, to create the world’s first truly global law school.” Each year, the Hauser Global Scholars mix with Global Faculty invited from institutions around the world, international fellows, scholars, and researchers, as well as the approximately 325 fellow international students pursuing the Master of Laws. From the time the Hauser Global Law School Program was founded by Rita E. and Gustave Hauser (LL.M 57) ten years ago, the NYU School of Law community has been invigorated by the energy, insights, and perspectives the Hauser Global Scholars bring to the campus.
Each year, the Hauser Global Scholars mix with Global Faculty invited from institutions around the world, international fellows, scholars, and researchers, as well as the approximately 325 fellow international students pursuing the Master of Laws. From the time the Hauser Global Law School Program was founded by Rita E. and Gustave Hauser (LL.M ‘57) ten years ago, the NYU School of Law community has been invigorated by the energy, insights, and perspectives the Hauser Global Scholars bring to the campus.
Rita E. Hauser, President of The Hauser Foundation, is an international lawyer and of counsel to the New York City law firm, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, where she was a senior partner for more than twenty years. Dr. Hauser was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and to the Intelligence Oversight Board. Known for her public service and philanthropic work, she is interested in international conflict resolution, security, and human rights.
Gustave M. Hauser (LL.M. 57), a pioneer of the modern cable television industry, has been responsible for developing the MTV Music Television and Nickelodeon (children’s) television networks. As Chairman and CEO of Warner Cable Communications, Inc., he has for over three decades played a major leadership role in communications services.