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Faculty Advisor – Mark Ramseyer
Mark Ramseyer spent most of his childhood in provincial towns and cities in southern Japan, attending Japanese schools for K-6. He returned to the U.S. for college. Before attending law school, he studied Japanese history in graduate school. Ramseyer graduated from HLS in 1982. He clerked for the Hon. Stephen Breyer (then on the First Circuit), worked for two years at Sidley & Austin (in corporate tax), and studied as a Fulbright student at the University of Tokyo. After teaching at UCLA and the University of Chicago, he came to Harvard in 1998. He has also taught or co-taught courses at several Japanese universities (in Japanese). In his research, Ramseyer primarily studies Japanese law, and primarily from a law & economics perspective. In addition to a variety of Japanese law courses, he teaches the basic Corporations course. With Professors Klein and Bainbridge, he co-edits a Foundation Press casebook in the field.
Harvard Chaplains / InterVarsity & Alumni Staff
Mickey is one of the Harvard Chaplains, representing InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries. Before working on campus, Mickey was on staff at Highrock Church in Arlington, MA. While at Highrock, he co-founded a spiritual formation ministry, called the Highrock Spiritual Guides, and lead an initiative, called Xplore, to create a space for guests to explore the Christian faith and for Christians to learn how to engage in faith conversations through listening, learning and dialogue. Mickey attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he earned the M.Div. and Th.M. degrees with a focus on comparative religious philosophy and spirituality. While in seminary, he interned at the Harvard Pluralism Project and loves to foster interfaith dialogue and social action. In a previous life, Mickey worked for the New York City Council. Mickey and his wife, Michelle, live in Arlington with their two young children and they continue to worship at Highrock Church.
Stephen Adams graduated from HLS in 2013 and is currently a bankruptcy fellow there. He loves ultimate frisbee, classic genre novels (scifi, noir crime, adventure), ancient history, and cooking. He has a weakness for bright bow ties and watch bands.Stephen graduated from Rice University and majored in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations and history. The highlight of his college experience was his semester in Rome (although the frisbee tournament in Las Vegas was pretty good). Stephen attends Park Street Church with his wife Eva, who was part of the Christian Fellowship at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education after they married.
Jeff Barneson has been following Jesus on a journey he could not have planned or imagined. Growing up in the suburbs of Los Angeles he has worked with widows and orphans in the highlands of Guatemala; doctors and pastors in Haiti; families and small business owners living in the garbage dumps of San Salvador and Tijuana; lawyers and inmates who work and live in prisons of Bolivia and Ecuador; academics and graduate students in Beijing – His work as a campus chaplain for graduate students and faculty at Harvard through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has brought him some amazing friendships! Along the way Jeff studied engineering at Stanford, theology at Denver Seminary and urban community development at the Kennedy School. He taught computer graphics modeling at the Design School and continues to advise and train with the Harvard Cycling team. He and his wife, Tara, live in Cambridge with their three kids and worship at Pentecostal Tabernacle.
Pete graduated from Harvard Divinity School in May 2014, and joined the team in time for the Fall. In his time at Harvard Divinity School, Pete focused on Biblical Studies and enjoys Greek and Hebrew. His undergraduate degree is in Physics with a minor in math. Pete is from New Zealand and runs marathons.Pete recently married Kelly in August 2014 and they now live in Jamaica Plain together. Pete & Kelly met at InterVarsity’s Boston Grad Student Getaway. Kelly also happens to be an attorney, so Pete is familiar with the world of law as well as being a lawyer’s spouse. Both Pete and Kelly are active at Church of the Cross in Boston.
Director, Institute for Christian Legal Studies and the Christian Legal Society’s Law Student Ministries.
Visiting Professor, Trinity Law School, Santa Ana, CA.
National Coordinator, IVCF Law School Ministry.Schutt taught on the law faculty of Regent University for 20 years and is the author of Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession (IVP 2007). He is an honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. Schutt edits the Journal of Christian Legal Thought.
Kathy leads the InterVarsity Graduate & Faculty Ministries staff team throughout Boston and coordinates the Boston Faculty Fellowship. She makes frequent trips to campus to offer her expertise in Bible teaching, multi-ethnicity and relationships. Prior to working with InterVarsity, Kathy finished her Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University.Kathy and her husband Scott have 3 kids – 2 girls in high school and one boy in middle school. They attend the Greater Boston Vineyard Christian Fellowship church on Sundays in Cambridge.Kathy returns from her Sabbatical at the Fall 2014 Boston Grad Student Getaway.