0706-18/1802/01: GNLU Alumna wins the prestigious Hauser Global Scholarship (The Sixth ever Indian to receive the Scholarship)

Harshita Bhatnagar, a GNLU alumna of 2005-2010 batch, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Hauser Global Scholarship’ by the New York University (NYU).

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 the 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.

Harshita is only the 6th ever Indian (and the first student from GNLU) to receive this scholarship.

The past Hauser Global scholars' bios can be viewed at < http://www.law.nyu.edu/global/hauser/hauserglobalscholars/pasthauserscholars >.

In her current role, as a Corporate Counsel with Amazon, Harshita leads the legal operations team for their 'cloud-computing' business in India. Prior to working with Amazon, she worked in the Corporate and M&A team of Amarchand & Mangaldas (now Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas) for nearly six years.

As a Hauser Global Scholar, she will pursue LLM program at the New York University School of Law in the academic year 2018-19.

We wish her all the best.

Last Updated :07-12-2018