Professor Ruth L. Okediji

Professor Ruth Okediji, Founder and Faculty Director

Ruth L. Okediji is the Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center. A renowned scholar in international intellectual property (IP) law and a foremost authority on the role of intellectual property in social and economic development, Professor Okediji has advised inter-governmental organizations, regional economic communities, and national governments on a range of matters related to technology, innovation policy, and development. Professor Okediji is a graduate of the University of Jos and Harvard Law School.

Charlotte Greco

Charlotte Greco, Program/Office Manager

Charlotte Greco grew up in the Boston area and joined the Harvard Law School community in 2022 as the Program Manager for the Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies. Her prior experience includes roles in university admissions, event coordination, office management, staffing, and non-profit development. During her studies in the Torrey Honors College at Biola University, she explored the intersection of faith and reason, engaging with theological and classical works via inquiry and discussion in pursuit of the Good, the True and the Beautiful. Charlotte can be reached at [email protected].

Reverend John C. Lin, Theologian-in-Residence

Reverend Lin grew up in the Boston area and is a graduate of Brown University (ScB) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity and Theology (MDiv, ThM). For the past 18+ years, he has worked at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City in various capacities, and for the past 10 years, as the founding lead pastor and then senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church Downtown NYC. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister and member of the British-American Project. Through his work in New York City, he has developed an interest in the intersection of religious faith and work life, presenting the historic truth claims of orthodox Christianity in ways that are compelling in our modern secular age and supporting professionals at all stages of their professional lives.

Reverend Lin is Harvard Law School's first Theologian-in-Residence. He offers a wealth of experience and knowledge in theological thought and discourse, ministry to legal professionals in a global city, and an abiding interest in apologetics in urban professional and academic centers. In addition to working with the Law School community, Reverend Lin will engage with the broader Harvard University community to pursue dialogue and encourage critical questions at the intersection of law and faith. At the Program, he will lead the Law & Theology initiatives, including offering intellectual and research oversight for research questions and new areas of inquiry. Rev. Lin can be reached at [email protected].

Julie Hunt, Director of Administration

Previous to her role at Harvard Law School as founding Executive Director for the Program, Julie was the Program Manager for the Intellectual Property and Development Program at the University of Minnesota Law School. The Program worked on various IP projects as well as assisted emerging market countries in their pursuit to advance their competition and intellectual property laws and regulations through grants with the EU and the Commonwealth. Julie can be reached at [email protected].

Hannah Gyani

Hannah Gyani, Project Manager

Hannah Gyani is a Michigan native and joined the Harvard Law School community in 2023 as Project Manager & Event Coordinator for the Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies. Prior to her work at HLS, Hannah served in multiple capacities in the government and nonprofit space. She worked for two Members of Congress coordinating community engagement, outreach, and economic development activities. After her time as a congressional staffer, she worked for a Michigan-based nonprofit, teaching the grassroots organizations about best practices in advocacy and government engagement. She holds a master’s in social work from Wayne State University and is currently pursuing her J.D. at New England Law in Boston. Hannah can be reached at [email protected].

Beth Coleman O’Keefe, Office & Events Coordinator

Beth Coleman O’Keefe has been in professional service industries for more than four decades, along with a dual career in catering and management. Working in both the public and private arenas, her experience includes counseling, mentoring, professional training, teaching, and juvenile justice, including extensive work in special needs. A mother of five, and grandmother of nine, her heart is for the city of Boston. She is a diehard Red Sox fan. Beth’s education includes Elementary and Special Education, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts with a focus in Critical Writing, as well as multiple certifications related to childcare and the food service industry. Beth is a published author and is working on a collaborative project with a renowned Child and Family psychologist. Beth can be reached at [email protected].

Daniel Fellows

 The Daniel Fellows Program is a flagship initiative of the Harvard Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies. Named after Daniel in the Old Testament, it offers an unparalleled opportunity to join a dynamic and diverse group of students from the College and other Harvard Graduate Schools who desire to grow in biblical knowledge, gain practical wisdom, and deepen their commitment to serve this generation with God’s transformational love and grace. The fellowship fosters a community where “iron sharpens iron”—providing settings where honest conversations produce humble courage and graceful engagement with old, new and emerging ideas, whether from the classroom or beyond.

The Program accepts Fellowship applications in April for the following year.


View full the list of Daniel Fellows here.