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Mirjam Frey Haesler - LL.M., 2010

ll.m. alumni profiles

Mirjam Elisabeth Frey Haesler

Ph.D. candidate, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland.
Lecturer, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra, Ghana.
Lic. iur., University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland. 

“My year at Boston College was probably the best in my life so far.  The curriculum is excellent, and I was able to take amazing courses and seminars.  My best experience was a clinical program in which I worked for a judge of the Boston Municipal Court one day a week, learning a lot that is relevant to my Ph.D. in court organization.  BC Law is also known for its friendliness and great community spirit, and it’s true:  I met so many wonderful people from the U.S. and from all over the world, and the graduate program team took wonderful care of us.  I’m really happy that I could spend my LL.M. year at Boston College Law School and in Boston.”

Mirjam Frey Haesler earned her law degree magna cum laude from the University of Berne, where she is now pursuing a doctorate in public law. She has also worked as a Research and Teaching Fellow at the University’s Institute for Public Law, taught public law at the Berne Association of Public Employees, worked as a legal advisor at the District Court of Belp, and participated in local politics.  

Mirjam chose BC Law in part because of our many offerings on the U.S. court system, and her LL.M. coursework included our Judge and Community Courts clinic.  She also took a seminar in American legal theory, which included work in feminist jurisprudence.  She was so captivated by the subject that she and a colleague are now teaching the University of Berne's first-ever Gender Law Seminar. She also teaches a course in feminist jurisprudence in conflicted Africa for the Master of Arts in Gender, Peace and Security at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana.

Mirjam is a true citizen of the world, having lived in both Hong Kong and Canada as a child, and spent a semester of her lic. iur. studies at the University of Bologna, Italy.  She spent the 2011-12 academic year in Accra, Ghana, where she was teaching and continuing her doctoral work.