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January 2018

New Forms to Settle Old Scores? Worker Centers and Their Recent Trajectories

January 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Austin Hall 111 Classroom – West

Part of the James Green Memorial Forum, in honor of the distinguished labor historian, this program features Janice Fine, professor at Rutgers University and author of the book Worker Centers: Organizing Communities at the Edge of the Dream. She will be joined by Natalicia Tracy, Executive Director of the Brazilian Worker Center.

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HIALSA Lunch Talk with Ms. Lucila Hemmingsen

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Please join HIALSA in welcoming Ms. Lucila Hemmingsen for a lunch talk.

Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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HALB and WLA Present: Women in Private Equity

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

If you’ve ruled out corporate or transactional law because (a) you don’t have a business degree, (b) you have no idea what “private equity” is, or (c) you’re afraid you’ll be required to read The Art of the Deal, then you could be making a big mistake! Please join HALB and WLA for a panel discussion with five prominent women partners from the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Sarah Stasny & Laura Sullivan, (Corp./M&A), Ashley Gregory &…

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HIALSA Lunch talk with Mr. Alexander Fessas

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 214A Room

Please join HIALSA in welcoming Mr. Alexander G. Fessas for a talk on the practice of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Court) headquartered in Paris. As Secretary General and Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Mr. Fessas is responsible for the operational management and coordination of the ICC Court’s Secretariat and other dispute resolution services in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Sao Paolo and Singapore.

Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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State Solicitor General, Law Firm Partner, Court of Appeals Judge: A Conversation with Judge Kevin Newsom

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Judge Kevin Newsom of the Eleventh Circuit joins the Federalist Society to give students practical advice based upon his career, which has included impressive positions in both the public and private sectors. An HLS graduate and former clerk to Justice David Souter, Judge Newsom has worked as a law firm partner, as Solicitor General for the state of Alabama, and now as a judge on the Eleventh Circuit.

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HIALSA Lunch Talk with Ms. Lucila Hemmingsen

January 25 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Please join HIALSA in welcoming Ms. Lucila Hemmingsen for a lunch talk. Lucila I. M. Hemmingsen is a partner in the international arbitration practice of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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The Case for Alternative Meat

January 25 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Have you heard of plant-based meat that bleeds? Current factory farming practices do not only raise health safety concerns but also many environmental concerns. Should the world population increase their meat consumption at current speed, we will deteriorate sustainability of our very own globe. Nicole Negowatti, a Food Law and Policy Clinic Instructor, who holds an expertise in alternative meat innovations, and Matt Hayek, a Farmed Law & Policy Fellow, who has an expertise in environmental effects of farming will…

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The case for alternative meat

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C

Have you heard of plant-based meat that bleeds? Clean meat? Current factory farming practices do not only create health safety concerns but also much environmental concerns. Should the world population increase their meat consumption at current speed, we will deteriorate sustainability of our very own globe. Nicole Negowatti, a Food Law and Policy Clinic Instructor, who holds an expertise in alternative meat innovations and Matt Hayek, a Farmed Law & Policy Fellow, who has an expertise in environmental effects of…

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US Foreign Policy from the Inside Out: A Lecture with Samantha Power

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center

In this talk, Power will provide a comprehensive picture of US foreign policy. Register online.

Samantha Power RI ’18 is a professor of practice at Harvard Law School and the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She is a former US representative to the United Nations and member of President Obama’s cabinet.

Prior to…

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Supreme Court Moot: Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

William Messenger, from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, will be mooting his upcoming Supreme Court argument for Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. The case involves an important First Amendment challenge to “agency shop” arrangements in public sector unions. This event is co-hosted by Federalist Society, American Constitution Society, and the Law Review. Dinner will be served.

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HIALSA Lunch Talk with Ms. Lucila Hemmingsen

January 26 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Please join HIALSA in welcoming Ms. Lucila Hemmingsen. Ms. Hemmingsen is a partner in the international arbitration practice of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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Challenges for European Banks of Doing Business in the US

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Markus Lammer (COO UHNW, Credit Suisse NYC) and Martin Boehringer (Managing Director, Credit Suisse London/Zurich) Talk on Challenges for European Banks of Doing Business in the US

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Book Talk: Law and the Wealth of Nations: Finance, Prosperity, and Democracy by Tamara Lothian

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West B

“Economic stagnation, financial crisis, and increasing inequality have provoked worldwide debate about the reshaping of the market economy. But few are willing to risk a reorientation of dominant ideas and a reform of entrenched structures. Right-wing populism has stepped into the void created by a failure to imagine structural alternatives. Tamara Lothian offers a deeper view showing the path to the reconstruction of the economy in the service of both growth and inclusion. She probes the institutional innovations that would…

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Prof. Cottier on International Trade Law (Brown Bag Lunch Talk)

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Prof. Cottier, Professor Emeritus of European and International Economic Law at the University of Bern, former Managing Director of the World Trade Institute, and distinguished scholar of international law, will give a talk on recent trends in international trade law. This is a brown bag talk.

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Monkey Selfie Panel

January 30 @ 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom
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HIALSA Lunch Talk with Ms. Elizabeth Oger-Gross

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Please join HIALSA in welcoming Ms. Elizabeth Oger-Gross, Partner in White & Case’s International Arbitration Group in Paris.

Ms. Oger-Gross advises clients in complex disputes, with broad experience across a number of sectors and a focus on the construction and energy industries. She has significant experience acting for and against States.

Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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Talk on Tax Reform

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Ameek Ponda, Partner at Sullivan & Worcester, will talk about the Tax Reform.

Lunch will be provided.

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February 2018

A Conversation with Professor Randy Barnett

February 1 @ 11:45 am - 12:50 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom
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HIALSA Lunch Talk with Ms. Julianne Hughes-Jennet

February 2 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Please join HIALSA in welcoming Ms. Julianne Hughes-Jennet for a lunch talk on ‘The use of International Arbitration to resolve Business & Human Rights disputes.’

Ms. Hughes-Jennet is a Partner in Hogan Lovells’ international arbitration and litigation practices and is the head of the firm’s Business and Human Rights Group.

Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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HALB Presents: “Philosophy of Taking Smart Risks” with Susanne Clark, GC of Centerbridge

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

**Vietnamese food will be served** HALB presents Susanne Clark, Senior Managing Director and the General Counsel of Centerbridge Partners, L.P., an investment management firm focused on private equity and distressed investing with offices in New York and London. Prior to joining Centerbridge, Susy was the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Basso Capital Management, L.P., and the Deputy General Counsel of Amaranth Group Inc. Prior to that, Susy served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Goldman, Sachs…

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Lunch Talk with Jeff Minear, Counselor to Chief Justice John Roberts & Executive Director of the Supreme Court Fellows Program

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Jeff Minear, Counselor to Chief Justice John Roberts, will discuss the Chief Justice’s role in managing the Supreme Court and overseeing the administration of the federal court system. He will also describe the Supreme Court Fellows Program. Lunch will be served.

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Why should US businesses care about EU data protection law?

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

Tim Hickman, Partner and Matthias Goetz, Associate from White & Case London offer their insights on why US businesses ought to care about EU data protection law, including:

How EU data protection differs from US privacy laws Some practical tips on navigating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25 May 2018

An introduction to the EU-US Privacy Shield and correcting some common misconceptions around this

An analysis of the risks of doing business in…

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Human Rights in an Age of Populism

February 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Pound Hall 102 Classroom

Professors Neuman and Stein will discuss the relationship between international human rights and populism.

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Robot Taxes

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Talk on Robot Taxes

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Big Deals in Silicon Valley

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Interested in practicing large-scale New York style deals in the beautiful California sunshine? Come join West Coast Law Students Association as we host two Simpson Thacher Palo Alto Corporate Attorneys to learn more about the spectrum of our practice from Private Equity to Venture Capital on the West Coast!

Chick-Fil-A will be served! Vegetarian and GF options will also be available.

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Latinx Law Conference Teach-in

February 8 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Professors Frank Valdes and Steven Bender will present an overview of LatCrit theory ahead of the Third Annual Latinx Law Conference, presented by La Alianza in partnership with the Harvard Native American Law Students Association.

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Due Process, Title IX, and Campus Sexual Assault

February 8 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Susan Kruth from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education joins the Federalist Society for a discussion on due process issues in Title IX Enforcement.

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Latinx Law Conference Teach-ins

February 9 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Professor Christine Zuni Cruz will provide background information on the dialogue circle methodology that will be taught during the Third Annual Latinx Law Conference.

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Supreme Court Moot – Hays v. Vogt

February 12 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom

ACS, Fed Soc, and the Harvard Law Review host Kelsi Corkran of Orrick to moot her upcoming Supreme Court oral argument in City of Hays v. Vogt. The case presents the question of whether the Fifth Amendment is violated when statements are used at a probable cause hearing but not at a criminal trial. Criminal Justice Policy Program Executive Director Brook Hopkins, Boston University School of Law Professor Tracey Maclin, and Peter Levitt of Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar will serve…

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A Conversation with Kirkland & Ellis

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Join Kirkland Hiring Partners and Associates for a casual conversation about the Kirkland Chicago office, its practices, and its culture. Chick-fil-A will be served.

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Robot Taxes

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Talk on Robot Taxes

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HIALSA Lunch Talk

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

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Crimes of Passion: New Neuroscience vs. Old Doctrine

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

On Valentine’s Day we celebrate love. But the criminal law often sees love and passion turned into violence. How does this happen? And how should law respond? Many doctrines, most notably the “heat of passion” defense – which historically has been used disproportionately to excuse the crimes of men against women – rely on a distinction between defendants who acted “emotionally” instead of “rationally.” But modern neuroscience has debunked the idea that reason and emotion are two entirely different mental…

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Gender Issues in Arbitration

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Discussion on Gender Issues in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Take it Like a Man

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Much research has been done to show the gender differences in negotiation. Advice up to this point has primarily focused on women—how to be more assertive or how to be more like men. On the other hand, more recent research shows that, in fact, men are punished even more severely for aggressive or bullying behavior in negotiation. In addition, while research often celebrates the perceived advantage that women have in terms of empathy or trustworthiness, the same research has not…

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HALB and S&C Present: M&A and Antitrust Panel

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Please join HALB for a panel discussion on M&A and Antitrust with Melissa Sawyer, Renata Hesse, and Samantha Hynes from Sullivan and Cromwell.

Melissa Sawyer is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group and is co-head of the Firm’s Consumer & Retail Group. Renata Hesse is a partner in the Litigation Group, and her practice focuses on antitrust counseling and merger clearance. Samantha Hynes is an associate in the litigation group. The panel discussion will…

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Racial Bias in America: How did we get here and why are we stuck?

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

A presentation about the true history of race in America, how it impacts the criminal justice system, and how we must recognize this and have it inform virtually everything we do in our work.

Many people believe they know all about the American history of racism. By the end of this lecture that assumption will be severely challenged. This lecture will explore the roots of white supremacy that trace back to the year 1619. You will be presented with facts…

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Animal Law Week  Cancelled

February 26 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom
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HIALSA Lunch Talk

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

TBD

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Animal Law Week  Cancelled

February 27 @ 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom
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