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, 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].
Lyndsy Weeks, Data Management Specialist and Event Coordinator
Lyndsy Weeks lives on Boston's North Shore with her husband and three young children. She studied Aerospace Engineering at MIT, and was an active member of Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) during her time there. Last year, Lyndsy was a member of the Boston Fellows program. Alongside a cohort of peers and mentors, the program enabled Lyndsy to explore how meaningful work can and should serve God and neighbor. Lyndsy can be reached at [email protected]
Deborah Gallagher, Event Coordinator and Special Projects
Debbie worked at HLS in several administrative roles for over 38 years, most recently as Director of Faculty Support Services from 2000-2018. She is happy to return to HLS to support the Program in Events and Special Projects. Debbie can be reached at [email protected]
2022-23 PROGRAM FELLOWS
Our fellows are current Harvard Law Students who demonstrate leadership qualities and a high level of academic excellence, and who are persons of proven integrity and biblical wisdom. Our Student Fellows assist the Program in engaging in research and community activities that focus on ethical and moral questions at the interface of law and faith. Fellows are expected to coordinate and provide feedback on Program initiatives, to undertake at least one major capstone activity that contributes to their development as lawyers for whom faith drives every aspect of professional life, assist with donor relations when needed, and help aid student engagement with guest speakers.
The Program accepts Fellowship applications in April for the following year.
Isabel Espinosa Moguel ‘23
Isabel Espinosa came to HLS after graduating from the University of Oxford with an MSc in Migration Studies. She received her bachelor's degree from Harvard College, where she met her husband, Christian, and concentrated in Social Anthropology. Isabel has served as Co-President for Christian Union and as Executive Editor for the Harvard Latin American Law Review while at HLS. During her summers, she has worked at ProDESC in Mexico City as a policy intern and at Centro Legal de la Raza in Oakland, representing asylum seekers and living out her passion for serving immigrants and other underrepresented minorities. After law school, Isabel looks forward to working as an immigration attorney and hopes to work in Boston, MA.
Margaret Cross ‘24
Margaret hails from New Hampshire and graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Government and English Literature. Before coming to HLS, she worked for two years as a strategy research associate at Harvard Business School. At HLS, Margaret serves as the co-president of the Catholic Law Students Association and an articles editor for the Per Curiam division of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. She is also a singer and musician and enjoys helping to lead musical worship with Christian Union and Christian Fellowship. During her 1L summer, Margaret worked as a Legal Intern at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C. After law school, Margaret aspires to serve as a judicial clerk and then join a law firm while maintaining a pro bono religious liberty practice.
Kathryn Li ‘24
Kathryn came to HLS after graduating from Georgetown University and working as a literacy teacher in California. Following her first year of law school, she interned at the Department of Justice (Criminal Division, Appellate Section). At HLS, Kathryn serves as President of the Christian Fellowship and a mediator in the Harvard Mediation Program. She is also a member of the HLS Mock Trial Team and participates in the Women's Law Association and the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Following law school, Kathryn intends to work in Washington, D.C.
Joel Malkin JD/MBA ‘24
Joel came to HLS after seven years serving as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Before entering active duty, Joel graduated from Dartmouth College with degrees in linguistics and classical languages. While at HLS, Joel has been a member of the Armed Forces Association and the HLS Federalist Society. He also serves as the incoming Co-President of the HLS Christian Union chapter, the Notes Chair for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and the Co-Director of the Harvard Veteran’s Organization. During his summers, he worked for Patomak Global Partners in Washington, D.C. and Axon Enterprise in Phoenix, AZ. Following graduation, Joel and his wife Julianna plan to live and work in the Phoenix area.