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September 2017

CLP Speaker Series – After the JD: Research into the Careers of Minority Lawyers

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pound Hall 201

Wednesday, September 20 12:00-2:00pm Pound Hall 201 Lunch is Provided!

Justice Goodwin Liu will join Prof. David B. Wilkins in this interactive panel event discussing their research into the careers of minority lawyers. Justice Liu will be presenting findings from his report “A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law” and Prof. Wilkins will be presenting findings from the recently released “Report on the State of Black Alumni II” during the first part of the talk. We’ll…

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Information Session: Study Abroad in China

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Program Lounge WCC 5053

Join GUO Rui LL.M. ’06 S.J.D. ’13, Associate Professor, Renmin University Law School, and International Legal Studies staff to learn more about spending a semester abroad in China. Lunch will be served.

Questions? ils@law.harvard.edu.

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Staying Fit in the Legal World

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hemenway Gymnasium,
1515 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Please join the Student Government Health & Wellness Committee and Harvard Recreation for a panel on fitness in the legal profession. We often hear that lawyers work such long hours that they cannot maintain lives outside of the office.

Lawyers from Ropes & Gray, Proskauer Rose, and Cooley will be at Hemenway Gymnasium to dispel that myth. They will answer questions about how they have integrated physical fitness into their professional lives.

Chik-fil-a will be served! Law firm swag will…

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Coffee Chat with Justice Goodwin Liu

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WCC 3009 Room

Join us for a small group chat with Justice Liu about his life, career, and research. Attendance is capped at 15 people, so please sign up ASAP (note: you must be logged into your HLS email to access the form): https://goo.gl/forms/adMvJUUAC1vUm8k32

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Dinner with Justice Goodwin Liu

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Russel House Tavern

Join us for dinner with Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court. Justice Liu, a graduate of Yale Law School, is a prolific and influential scholar on constitutional law and education policy. His 2006 article, “Education, Equality, and National Citizenship,” won the Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law, conferred by the Education Law Association. Justice Liu is also a popular and acclaimed teacher. In 2009, he received UC Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award—the university’s most prestigious…

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HIALSA Workshop Kick-Off: Initial Steps in a Dispute: What Comes before the Briefs?

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) is pleased to announce its Workshop in International Arbitration. The Workshop will comprise nine individual sessions—beginning with the preliminary steps in a dispute and concluding with the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards—drawing upon the diverse experiences of leading practitioners and arbitrators. It will incorporate Harvard Law School’s course offerings in international investment and commercial arbitration, as well as the regular international arbitration lectures and seminars hosted by HIALSA. The Workshop is truly…

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New Hampshire District Court Judge Paul Barbodoro Judging Mock Argument and Speaking with Students

September 25 @ 8:30 am - 10:10 am
Ames Courtroom

The Honorable Paul Barbadoro of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire will hear mock claim construction arguments by students in the Harvard Law School Patent Trial Advocacy course in the Ames Courtroom. Following the arguments, Judge Barbadoro will speak about his career and offer advice for oral argument. All are welcome to watch the arguments and participate in the post-argument discussion with Judge Barbadoro.

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ACS Coffee Chat – Deepak Gupta, Gupta Wessler PLLC

September 25 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
WCC 3011 Room

ACS invites attorney Deepak Gupta of Gupta Wessler PLLC, a private Supreme Court and appellate litigation boutique, for a coffee chat with students.

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Federal Circuit Judge Linn Judging Mock Argument and Speaking with Students

September 26 @ 8:30 am - 10:10 am
Ames Courtroom

The Honorable Richard Linn of the United States District Court of appeals for the Federal Circuit will hear mock claim construction arguments by students in the Harvard Law School Patent Trial Advocacy course in the Ames Courtroom. Following the arguments, Judge Linn will speak about his career and offer advice for oral argument. All are welcome to watch the arguments and participate in the post-argument discussion with Judge Linn.

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Dean Manning’s Guide to Office Hours

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Join Dean Manning for tips on effectively approaching office hours with professors to build relationships with professors! Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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HIALSA Member Meeting: How to Get Involved

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Come learn how to get involved in HIALSA, including the possibility of inviting speakers.

Lunch will be served.

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October 2017

APALSA Reading Group

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Join APALSA in a discussion of Affirmative Action and the complicated relationship it has with minorities.

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HIALSA Coffee Chat: Making Arbitration More Appealing: An In-House Perspective

October 20 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
WCC 3038 V& E Room

Dispute resolution: do the neutrals, counsel and the actual parties share goals and priorities? Michael Lampert ’76, author of “Making Arbitration More Appealing” (May Docket of the Association of Corporate Counsel and October Journal NYS Bar Dispute Resolution Section), will deliver a talk both from personal experience and the analysis of the Global Pound Conference and share a proposal of one way to help achieve greater congruence of priorities. He will discuss dispute from the perspectives of outside counsel, inside…

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APALSA Reading Group

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Race, inequality, and literature in the Rural South. Join author Michelle Kuo as she discusses her new book “Reading with Patrick.” Dinner will be served.

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November 2017

Dementia and Democracy: America’s Aging Judges and Politicians

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pound Hall 102 Classroom

Our judiciary and our elected officials are getting old. Five of the nine Supreme Court Justices are 67 or older, with two over age 80. The President is 71, the Senate Majority Leader is 75, and the House Minority Leader is 77. Does the public have a right to know whether these officials have been screened for dementia? If the individuals don’t self-report their dementia status, should experts continue to adhere to the “Goldwater Rule” and refrain from offering an…

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