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November 2017

HIALSA Lunch Talk

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Please join HIALSA for a lunch talk with Mr. William K. Slate II and Ms. Debora Slate.

Mr. William K. Slate was a member of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Working Group, founded the Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Center for the Americas (CAMA), and is an elected member of the ICCA Governing Council. Ms. Debora Slate was a National VP for Online Dispute Resolution for the American Arbitration Association, and is a former board member for the organization Arbitral Women.

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Getting the facts on the Character and Fitness Requirement for the Bar

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Are you or your friends wondering what you might have to disclose about your mental health when completing the character and fitness portion of the bar application? Are you interested in learning about how to seek help when you need it?

Join the Student Mental Health Association for a discussion of the character and fitness questions that relate to mental health and substance abuse, with a focus on NY, MA, and CA. Marilyn Wellington from the MA Board of Bar…

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Misha Tseytlin: Gill v. Whitford

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Wisconsin Solicitor General Misha Tseytlin will speak on Gill v. Whitford, currently pending before the Supreme Court.

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HALB Presents: Mark Gidley, Chair of White & Case’s Global Antitrust/Competition Practice

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

Please join Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) in welcoming Mark Gidley, Chair of White & Case’s Global Antitrust/Competition Practice. Mr. Gidley is a Partner at White & Case’s D.C. Office and his practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, cartel cases, class actions, and pharmaceutical antitrust cases, with an emphasis on trying antitrust cases.

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ACLU Summer Lunch Panel

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Please join the HLS ACLU for a lunch panel featuring current students who have worked at ACLUs! Lunch will be provided!

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HALB 1L Job Panel

November 27 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

HALB will be hosting a job panel discussing various private sector paths that students may consider. The panel will comprise 3Ls who have spent their summers in management consulting, investment banking, and law firms.

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HALB 1L Job Panel

November 27 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

HALB will be hosting a job panel discussing various paths that students may be considering. The panel will comprise 2L/3Ls who have gone through the job search process and/or spent their summers in (1) law firms, (2) government, (3) management consulting, and (4) investment banking.

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HALB Women’s Leadership Speaker Series with Michelle Browdy, General Counsel, IBM

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Please join HALB for its inaugural Women’s Leadership Speaker Series event with Michelle Browdy, Senior Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, and General Counsel for IBM. Michelle will discuss her path to the C-suite at one of world’s largest employers, challenges she faced along the way, and her outlook on the rapidly changing legal and technology markets.

In her current role, Michelle reports to IBM’s Chairman, President and CEO, Ginni Rometty. Michelle is responsible for IBM’s global legal, security,…

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“Tight or Loose? The Key to Unlocking Our Cultural Divisions;” a book talk with Michele Gelfand

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Over the past century, we have explored the solar system, split the atom, and wired the earth, but somehow, despite all of our technical prowess, we have struggled to understand something far more important: our own cultural differences. Observing the wide variety of cultural permutations, people assumed for centuries that there were as many explanations for these permutations and rifts as there were examples of them. Michele Gelfand’s research shows that many cultural differences reflect a simple, but often invisible…

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Intisar Rabb Book Talk: “Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 214A Room

This book presents an in-depth exploration of the administration of justice during Islam’s founding period, 632–1250 CE. Inspired by the scholarship of Roy Parviz Mottahedeh and composed in his honor, this volume brings together ten leading scholars of Islamic law to examine the history of early Islamic courts. This approach draws attention to both how and why the courts and the people associated with them functioned in early Islamic societies: When a dispute occurred, what happened in the courts? How…

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Antibiotic Resistance: What Can We Do

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

This panel is bringing together a top restaurant chain company (Panera), doctors, and researchers to talk about the health impacts of misusing antibiotics in our food system and discuss best practices for phasing routine antibiotic use out of major meat supply chains. We want the discussion to then transition into if state policies and federal policy are plausible and the impacts of not instituting them sooner. The panel will be followed by an appetizer reception!

HLS Food Law Society is…

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Mississippi Delta Celebration Speaker

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom
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HIALSA Lunch Talk with Chris Boehning from Paul Weiss

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Please join HIALSA for a lunch talk with Mr. Chris Boehning, Partner at Paul Weiss in New York. Mr. Boehning has practiced arbitration in Paris, London and Tokyo.

A non-pizza lunch will be served.

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HIALSA Lunch Talk with Chris Boehning from Paul Weiss

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Please join HIALSA for a lunch talk with Mr. Chris Boehning, Partner at Paul Weiss in New York. Mr. Boehning has practiced arbitration in Paris, London and Tokyo.

A non-pizza lunch will be served.

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HALB Presents: Danforth Townley, General Counsel of Bracebridge Capital LLC

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 102 Classroom

Please join HALB for a fireside chat with Danforth Townley, the General Counsel at Bracebridge Capital LLC, a registered investment adviser with over $10 billion of assets under management. Prior to joining Bracebridge, Mr. Townley was an Attorney Fellow in the SEC Division of Investment Management and a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

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HALB Presents: Danforth Townley, General Counsel of Bracebridge Capital LLC

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 102 Classroom

Please join HALB for a fireside chat with Danforth Townley, the General Counsel at Bracebridge Capital LLC, a registered investment adviser with over $10 billion of assets under management. Prior to joining Bracebridge, Mr. Townley was an Attorney Fellow in the SEC Division of Investment Management and a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

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HALB Presents: Tom Hardin, White Collar Felon and FBI Operation Perfect Hedge Informant

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Please join HALB for a cautionary conversation with Tom Hardin, the seminal informant of the FBI’s Operation Perfect Hedge, the largest insider trading case in our generation. Tom will discuss the 4 insider trades he made, how he justified each, and life as a convicted white collar felon. He will also discuss his role as an FBI informant and his current work with compliance officers to prevent such crimes in their own organizations.

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Crowdfunding in Brazil

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3009 Room

Join the Brazilian Studies Association for a talk on the new crowdfunding legislation in Brazil and its impacts in startups and capital markets. Our guest speaker will be Mr. Leonardo Pereira, the former Chairman of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Asma Uddin: Religious Freedom for All: Including Muslims

November 30 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Join the Federalist Society for a discussion with Asma Uddin, director of strategy for the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom.

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Meeting the needs of LGBTQ Veterans

November 30 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

John Campbell , Harvard University Advance Leadership Fellow, and Evan Seamone from the HLS Veteran’s Justice Project, will present on Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ Veterans.

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December 2017

Organizing for migrant workers’ rights: A talk with Mervat Al Jumhawee from the El Hassan Workers’ Center (Jordan)

December 1 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

The majority of garment workers in Jordan’s free trade zones are women who have temporary visas from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar and other countries. The El Hassan Workers’ Center connects these workers with crucial services and empowers them to advocate for their legal rights. Join us for a lunch talk with Ms. Mervat Al Jumhawee, the Advocacy Officer for the El Hassan Workers’ Center, who will discuss the Workers’ Center’s innovative approaches to organizing for improved labor…

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HALB and Akin Gump Present: “The Evolving Legal Landscape” with Kim Koopersmith, Chairperson, Akin Gump, and Prof. David Wilkins.

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Please join HALB and Akin Gump for a discussion of “The Evolving Legal Landscape” with Kim Koopersmith, Chairperson of Akin Gump, and Professor David Wilkins. Ms. Koopersmith and Prof. Wilkins will discuss how the practice of law has changed in recent years and their expectations for the future. Specifically, they will address how firms are adapting through the use of new delivery models, fee arrangements, and technology, and what young attorneys can do to better prepare themselves for future practice.

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Beyond Harvey Weinstein: Workplace Sexual Harassment in the U.S.

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join Harassment/Assault Law Student Team for “Beyond Harvey Weinstein: Workplace Sexual Harassment in the U.S.” This panel discussion featuring employment law academics and practitioners will focus on the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal as a lens through which to view the general issue of workplace sexual harassment in the U.S. Non-pizza lunch will be served.

Panelists: -Sharon Block, Lecturer at Law, Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School -Steve Churchill, Lecturer at Law,…

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HLEP Fall Office Visit at WilmerHale

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WilmerHale,
60 State St
Boston, MA United States

Come spend an afternoon at WilmerHale’s Boston Office meeting local entrepreneurs and the lawyers that represent them. The event will include a Start-Up Panel, where current WilmerHale clients at various stages discuss their companies, their challenges, and what it’s like to work with outside counsel. Following the panel, there will be an opportunity for Q&A with the entrepreneurs and a reception with both clients and WilmerHale attorneys. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the practice of start-up…

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Tanner Lecture by Bryan Stevenson: Social Justice Action: How We Change the World

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Parish in Cambridge,
1446 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA United States

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – 4:00pm First Parish in Cambridge, 1446 Massachusetts Ave

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values presents Bryan Stevenson Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, author of Just Mercy

“Social Justice Action: How We Change the World”

Admission is free. Tickets required. Limit of 2 tickets per person. Tickets valid until 3:45PM. Tickets available by phone, online (for a fee), and in person at the Harvard Box Office – Farkas Hall,…

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January 2018

The case for alternative meat

January 25, 2018 @ 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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March 2018

Harvard International Law Journal Symposium

March 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North
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Public Interest Careers in Health Law

March 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East A

Learn more about public interest careers in health law from three attorneys.

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April 2018

Anthea Roberts Book Talk: “Is International Law International?”

April 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B

Anthea Roberts is Associate Professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University. She specializes in public international law, investment treaty law and arbitration, and comparative international law. Anthea previously taught at the London School of Economics as well as Columbia and Harvard Law Schools.

Book talk panelists include Professor Naz Modirzadeh and Professor Mark Wu.

“This book takes the reader on a sweeping tour of the international legal field to reveal some…

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