Chris Green and Kate Barnekow at an outdoor welcome back for HLS staff
Martha Stewart

September 28, 2021, ‘It’s good to be back’

Our Executive Director Chris Green pictured with our Clinical Fellow Kate Barnekow was among those who shared what they are excited about for the coming year at a recent staff appreciation event

From faculty and student support, to clinical staff, to those who help keep the lights on and computers running, HLS employees are as diverse as the students they serve. While one is advising third-year students on public interest careers, another is helping demystify LexisNexis. Some enjoy curling up with a good book in their spare time, while others are leading students in a Japanese martial art.

Yet, at a recent staff appreciation event, everyone could agree on one thing — they were excited to be back on campus to meet and connect with Harvard Law School students.

Chris Green ’04, who started working at the Animal Law & Policy Program at Harvard Law School as Executive Director seven years ago, said: “I love this school. I took six years off between my first and second year here to work in the music business. I was a tour manager for a lot of different rock bands. I tend to lean toward things music and film related.”

Asked what he was excited about, he replied: “We’ve got an amazing cohort of visiting fellows. Because so many of them last year deferred, we have a bumper crop this year, from all over the world, from all sorts of different disciplines, all working on different animal law and policy issues. It creates a really vibrant community within our program. We’re also working on a very large research project with 15 other institutions around the world, studying global policy responses to live animal markets and the role that they play in the transmission of zoonotic disease. A timely issue, as you can imagine.”

Read the full article in Harvard Law Today.