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Events for March 27, 2017

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12:00 pm

Central America’s latest challenge on the same-sex marriage ban: the case of El Salvador

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

When LGBT activists and advocates requested El Salvador's Supreme Court to determine same-sex marriages as legal, the country's Congress moved quickly to propose a constitutional amendment bill that bans LGBT marriages. For some years, El Salvador has been home to an important number of members of the LGBT community who are actively, and sometimes violently

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ClinicTalks: Housing Law Clinic

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3011,
1585 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA United States
Langdell Hall

Do you want to defend people facing foreclosures and eviction from their homes? Do you want to fight for better housing conditions for Boston families? Join us to learn more about these opportunities.

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OPIA’s Equal Justice Works (EJW) Info Session

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016

Explore the possibilities of gaining 2 years of support at the job of your dreams with an innovative project at a US-based organization by meeting alumna and director Pat Reilly from the Equal Justice Works Foundation.

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Alexandra Lahav Book Talk: In Praise of Litigation

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West B

Book talk and discussion in celebration of Alexandra Lahav's recently published book titled In Praise of Litigation. Professor Lahav is the Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Copies of In Praise of Litigation will be available for sale and Professor Lahav will be available for signing books at the end of the talk.

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CAP Working Paper Lunch Series: Keeping Roots, Without Losing Wings: Redesigning Adoption as an Interfamily Cooperative Solution for Neglected Children

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Child Advocacy Program,
23 Everett Street, Suite G24
Cambridge, 02138
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"Keeping Roots, Without Losing Wings: Redesigning Adoption as an Interfamily Cooperative Solution for Neglected Children," a discussion with Pedro Hartung, CAP-Affiliated Visiting Researcher and Ph.D. Candidate at University of São Paulo Law School.   This talk is part of the spring 2017 Child Advocacy Program (CAP) Working Paper Lunch Series featuring CAP Graduate Program Participants. If

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Q&A with California Firms

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Indian food will be served! We invited recruiters from Skadden Los Angeles, Kirkland & Ellis San Francisco, and Wilson Sonsini Palo Alto to answer your questions about recruiting in California, splitting between offices, the EIP, and more. Nothing is off the table – come and ask whatever you like. This is a perfect opportunity for

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Environmental Law and Policy Under the New Administration

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Heather Murray of Conservation Law Foundation, Ann Weeks of Clean Air Task Force, and Marilyn Levenson of MA Department of Environmental Protection will discuss their work in environmental law, including ways that both their strategies and policy are changing under the new administration. Moderated by Aladdine Joroff. Felipe's will be served.

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Community Advocacy – Q&A with Monica Vernon

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3034 Room

Join former Cedar Rapids City Councilor Monica Vernon for a discussion on community advocacy and what it means to get involved locally. This mother-daughter conversation will consist mostly of Q&A around how to build robust local governments and what really happens when you run for office. Sponsored by the Women's Law Association.

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HLPR Policy Forum  Cancelled

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

HLPR Policy Forum: The editors of the Harvard Law and Policy Review will be selecting the themes of next year's issues.

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SHARIAsource Fellow’s Lecture :: Trial of a Heretic

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 4059 Room

Dr. Fierro will discuss her current research on a significant Andalusian judicial figure from the 11th Century. Her research focuses on the political, religious, and intellectual history of al-Andalus and the Islamic West (eighth—fifteenth centuries), on Islamic law, and on violence and its representation in Medieval Arabic sources. Dr. Fierro is a Visiting Scholar at

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HALB Talk: Bill Reilly, GC of Ansell  Cancelled

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:10 pm
Pound Hall 102 Classroom

HALB presents a talk with William "Bill" Reilly, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Ansell. Bill has been with Ansell, a medical manufacturing company, since 2000 when he was appointed Senior Vice President and Corporate General Counsel. Prior to joining Ansell, Bill was Associate General Counsel of C. R. Bard, Inc. from 1990-2000. Prior

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“Idealism, Pragmatism, and Constraint in Chinese Legal Reform: Evaluating the Revision of China’s Administrative Litigation Law”

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Morgan Courtroom,
Austin Hall 308
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Neysun Mahboubi Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania Lecturer in Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School Discussant, Professor He Haibo, Tsinghua University School of Law, EALS Visiting Scholar

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New Clinic! ClinicTalks: Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3036 Dewey & LeBoeuf Room

Are you interested in safeguarding democratic institutions that allow for public participation in political debate, prohibiting official corruption, and challenging government if it targets certain people or groups in our society? Do you want to develop your legal advocacy and litigation skills by working on government transparency and oversight projects? Join us for an info session of the new Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic.

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12:05 pm

What Islam, Whose Islam? The Struggle for Women’s Right to Equality and Justice in Muslim Contexts

March 27 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Please join us for a talk by Zainah Anwar, of Musawah, who will speak on the challenges faced by women’s groups living in Muslim contexts and their struggle to reform laws and practices made in the name of Islam that discriminate against women. She will share the initiatives of activists and scholars who are engaged

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12:30 pm

Representing Terrorists

March 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3009 Room

Since 9/11, procedures for investigating and prosecuting terrorism as a criminal offence have come to be regarded as inadequate, or at least insufficient, in the UK. The UK has seen a proliferation of new “pre-emptive” civil terrorism regimes. What explains the new civil paradigm for anti-terrorism laws and how should we evaluate them? How do

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3:30 pm

Supreme Court Moot: Turner v. U.S.

March 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom

John Williams and Deanna Rice from Williams & Connolly will be mooting their upcoming argument to the Supreme Court in Turner v. U.S. They will argue that the petitioners' convictions should be overturned under Brady.

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4:15 pm

Progressive Federalism: How State Attorneys General Are Fighting Travel Bans, Protecting Rights and Defending Democratic Institutions

March 27 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, Taubman Building,
79 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Join George Jepsen, Connecticut Attorney General; James Tierney, Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School, Former Maine Attorney General, Founder, http://www.stateag.org; Sarah Wald, Moderator, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Former Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts; and Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, Academic Dean, HKS.

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5:00 pm

Private Equity Practice

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Beer, wine, and Otto's Pizza will be served! If you are considering a career in corporate law, you cannot miss this event. West Coast LSA invited a top corporate partner from Kirkland & Ellis to give you a breakdown of private equity and general corporate practice.

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Health Law Policy, Bioethics and Biotechnology Workshop: Kathryn Zeiler

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Kathryn Zeiler will discuss her paper, "Communication-And-Resolution Programs: The Numbers Don’t Add Up."

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6:00 pm

Life in Law: Discouragement and Resilience

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 4061 Room

This group is for law students of any year and program who might feel concerned or overwhelmed, at times, in the unfolding political climate. In this group, students will acknowledge their feelings, which might include hopelessness, despair and disillusionment. Together, students will explore a range of responses including processing reactions and considering what might support

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Is the Case for Central Bank Independence Dead? A discussion with Larry Summers, Alberto Alesina, Ed Balls and Anna Stansbury

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Langdell Hall 225 Vorenberg Classroom – North

The power and independence of central banks has been much criticized in the wake of the recent election in the US, and Brexit in the UK. So, should we be worried about the powers held by central bankers? Join two of the original proponents of central bank independence, and one of the architects of Bank

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7:00 pm

Lambda 1L Reception

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC Pub

1Ls and friends, join Lambda for a night of laid-back schmoozing brought to you by Butch, Fodski & Fabulous, LLP. Corporate, litigators, arbitrators, Lambdans, allies and friends all welcome.

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