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September 2017

OPIA’s Fall Public Interest Potluck

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
OPIA Potluck Location,
20 Clark Road
West Newton, MA 02465 United States
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Enjoy the company of other public interest minded folks as well as some good food at the annual OPIA Fall Potluck! Please complete our Doodle poll to register, including what you will be bringing and whether you’ll be taking the bus.

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Fighting Debtors’ Prisons

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Join us for a discussion about fighting criminal justice debt, featuring 2017-2018 Wasserstein Fellows Sara Zampierin, Southern Poverty Law Center and Eric Balaban, ACLU National Prison Project.

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OPIA’s Rappaport Fellowship Info Session

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 4063 Room

Learn about the Rappaport Fellowship, a 10-week summer program that provides stipends for law students to work on public policy issues in local or state government offices.

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October 2017

Career Planning: An Introduction to OPIA & OCS

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East

Join the Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) and the Office of Career Services (OCS) for an introduction to our offices.

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OPIA 1L Domestic Job Search Strategy Session

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

This event is designed to help 1L students navigate domestic summer employment options in the public sector.

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LL.M. Series: Intro to the NY Job Fair

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

The NY Job Fair for LL.M.s (also known as the Overseas-Trained LL.M. Interview Program) will occur on January 27, 2018 in New York. Many employers come from all of the world with the sole purpose to our interview LL.M. students. Even if you are not sure whether you plan to participate, attend this information session to learn how the job fair works and the critical deadlines coming soon. Lunch will not be served, so please feel free to bring food.

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OPIA’s Immigration Justice Corps Info Session

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Come find out more about the Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship. The Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) annually awards two-year fellowships to recent law graduates to provide immigration legal services to low-income individuals and communities.

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OPIA 1L International Job Search Strategy Session

October 5 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

This event is designed to help 1L students navigate international summer employment options in the public sector.

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Careers in Investment Banking

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Learn more about what investment bankers and finance professionals do, the recruitment process and special concerns and issues for J.D. students seeking to break into i-banking and finance. Co-sponsored with HALB. Non-pizza lunch provided.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880 in advance of the event.  

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1L Private Sector Job Search

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 102

Join OCS for an overview of the 1L Job Search, including advice on what you should be doing now and what can wait.

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Navigating Capitol Hill: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Aisle

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Join us for a discussion with Democrat Donald Sherman, Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee (and 2017-2018 Wasserstein Fellow), and Republican Carter Burwell, Senate Judiciary Committee, about working across the aisle and preparing for a career on Capitol Hill.

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Movement Lawyering 101 Training

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2019 Milstein West AB

This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the theory and practice of “movement lawyering,” and is designed to assist lawyers and law students in becoming better equipped to participate within mass movements and support grassroots organizing.

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Conversation with Priyanka Chirimar

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser 102

Join us for a conversation with Priyanka Chirimar, 2017-18 Wasserstein Fellow in Residence.

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OPIA’s Student-to-Student Job Fair

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

2Ls and 3Ls will be available to answer questions about their previous summer employers and internship experiences.

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A View from All Sides: Advocacy as a Non-Profit and Federal Government Lawyer

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Join us for a discussion about transitioning from working in non-profits and legal services to working for the federal government. This panel will feature 2017-2018 Wasserstein Fellows: Stephen Cha-Kim ‘11, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York; Alejandro Reyes, Director for Program Legal Group, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education.

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Masterclass: The Art of Mingling and Working a Room for 1Ls

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East

Networking is a fact of life in the legal field and much of your career will rely on strong relationships. Masterclass will provide you with a concrete, step-by-step approach to making a great impression at a professional cocktail reception. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be an open bar.

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Conservative/Libertarian Job Search Lunch

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

This lunch will explore career paths for students interested in working on behalf of conservative/libertarian causes.

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Careers in Management Consulting

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall HAU102

Does solving business problems interest you more than solving legal problems? If you want to become an expert in operations, marketing or the use of information technology across a wide variety of industries, management consulting might be for you. Come hear representatives from Bain, BCG and McKinsey as they talk about careers in management consulting and steps to getting a job in this industry. Co-sponsored with HALB. Non-pizza lunch will be provided.

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New Approaches to Youth Gang Involvement

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Join us for a discussion about various approaches to youth gang involvement from the perspective of a city attorney and non-profit advocates. This program will feature: Anne Tremlay, Director of Gang Reduction and Youth Development, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office and 2017-2018 Wasserstein Fellow; Mickey Belaineh ‘15, Innercity Weightlifting.

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MBTI Workshop

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

The MBTI is a widely used self-assessment tool that will help you learn more about your preferences and can provide insight into the types of careers and practice settings that you might enjoy.

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Acing 1L Interviews

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Milstein East B

Attorney advisors from OCS and OPIA will provide you with guidance about how to ace your interviews and land your 1L summer job.

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OPIA’s Public Service Venture Fund, Organization-Based Information Session

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Harvard Law School’s Public Service Venture Fund (PSVF) awards $1 million in grants every year to support graduating students pursuing public service careers. The PSVF awards 15 – 20 fully-funded ($45K) fellowships to fund 3Ls, LLMs and judicial law clerks to work at existing nonprofits or government agencies that do not otherwise have entry-level positions.

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LL.M. Series: Interview Workshop

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

An interview is your chance to show your enthusiasm, preparation and engagement; it’s where you make your case to a potential employer and bring your resume to life. Learn how to prepare for and succeed in your US-style interviews from OCS’s Marjorie Lanier Lichtenberger. Lunch will not be provided, so please feel free to bring food.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu, or…

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November 2017

OPIA’s Applying to Volunteer at the Department of Justice

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Students interested in summer volunteer internship opportunities with the US Department of Justice (either at Main Justice or with United States Attorneys’ Offices) are encouraged to join OPIA advisors for an overview of the application process.

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1L Mock Interview Workshop

November 6 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East

Be prepared for your 1L summer internship interviews and ensure success by practicing your skills in a mock interview. 1Ls will have the opportunity to participate in thirty-minute interviews with HLS alumni and other attorneys representing both the public and private sectors. The first twenty minutes will be spent participating in the mock interview; during the last ten minutes the interviewer will provide feedback and pointers to enhance your interview skills. Note that this will be a low-pressure practice session. Please bring your resume. Professional attire required. RSVP required. Co-sponsored by OCS and OPIA.

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Careers in Private Equity

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

Join HALB and OCS for a conversation with experienced practitioners at the intersection of law and business.  If you are interested in entrepreneurship, representing emerging companies or venture capital, this program will provide you with insight on related careers. Non-pizza lunch will be provided.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880 in advance of the event.  

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Women in M&A

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

This event, presented by the ABA’s Women in M&A Taskforce, will feature a panel of distinguished speakers who will discuss their careers and why they chose M&A law as their profession, what is truth versus myth regarding opportunities and challenges and what law students can do to learn more and ready themselves for a career in M&A.

Lunch from Chik Chak food truck will be served.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services…

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A Clash of Good Intentions: NGOs versus the UN

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Beatrice Lindstrom, Staff Attorney with the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (2017-2018 Wasserstein Fellow), will discuss her lawsuit against the U.N. for bringing cholera to Haiti through untreated wastes discharged from a peacekeeping base.

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Practicing Law at the UN Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials with Priyanka Chirimar

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join us for a discussion with Wasserstein Fellow in Residence, Priyanka Chirimar.

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December 2017

BLSA 1L Job Fair

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

1L job fair

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January 2018

West Coast LSA Career Fair

January 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C

Come out to West Coast LSA’s official career fair to network with West Coast attorneys and line up some interviews and job opportunities!

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