The student fellows are named in honor of Herbert J. Hansell, a graduate of Yale Law School, who served as Legal Adviser in the U.S. State Department from 1977 to 1979 and who was a leading international lawyer in private practice thereafter. During his time as Legal Adviser, he was closely involved in the negotiation of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty (the Camp David Accords), the Panama Canal Treaties, the Salt II Treaty, and agreements establishing diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.
Zoe Weinberg is a second-year student at Yale Law School. During summer 2017, she worked in Iraq on the emergency humanitarian response for Mosul during the counter-ISIL operation. Prior to graduate school, she worked on the Hillary for America campaign, serving as the assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer. Previously she worked at the International Finance Corporation at the World Bank, based in Washington, D.C. and Nairobi. She worked on projects in over a dozen countries, including Somalia, South Sudan, Rwanda, and Liberia. Prior to IFC, she worked in Goldman Sachs’s alternative investments group in New York. In May 2013, Zoe graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Social Studies. She is also pursuing an MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business.