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September 2017

The Emoluments Clauses: A Discussion 200 Years in the Making

September 25 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

The Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society will host a discussion on the meaning and enforcement of the foreign and domestic emoluments clauses of the Constitution. The two speakers will be Deepak Gupta, a founding partner of Gupta Wessler PLLC, a private Supreme Court and appellate litigation boutique​ ​that focuses on the representation of plaintiffs and public interest clients​, and Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review.…

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A New Vision For the 21st Century Prosecutor: Reflections of Newly Elected Prosecutive Leaders

September 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

A New Vision for the 21st Century Prosecutor – Reflections of Newly Elected Prosecutive Leaders

Hear from elected leaders who will talk about new thinking among prosecutors committed to change and innovation.

Following the panel there will be a reception with Harvard faculty and students.

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Note Taking Panel

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Note Taking Panel Tuesday, September 26th, 12pm-12:45pm, WCC 1023

Do you have questions about how to take class notes, reading notes, or about outlining? Come ask your questions! A panel of Board of Student Advisers (BSAs) will share the strategies that have worked for them as law students. Graduate Student Learning Support (GSLS) Learning Specialist Dorothy Bisbee, JD will facilitate. Sponsored by the BSAs, GSLS, and the Dean of Students Office.

Lunch will be served.

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Supreme Court OT17 Preview

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

Join us for a panel discussion previewing the upcoming Supreme Court term. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Law Review, American Constitution Society, and Federalist Society.

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Book Talk: I. Glenn Cohen Law, Religion, and Health in the United States

September 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A

The Harvard Law School Library staff invite you to attend our first book talk and discussion of the new academic year in celebration of Law, Religion, and Health in the United States edited by Holly Fernandez Lynch, I. Glenn Cohen, and Elizabeth Sepper. Copies will be available for sale and Professors Cohen and Sepper will be available for signing books at the end of the talk.

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Optimal Outcomes: Solve the Unsolvable

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

A book talk with Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler, Ph.D., Founding Principal, Alignment Strategies Group

About the Book: This talk will bring to life the concepts in Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler’s forthcoming book, “Optimal Outcomes,” and will introduce a set of practices that allow you to free yourself from even the toughest situations and conflicts – at work, at home, and in public life – even without cooperation from the other side. Jennifer Goldman will discuss how to identify what undermines your ability…

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Masterpiece Cakeshop and the First Amendment

September 27 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Richard Katskee, legal director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, will discuss the First Amendment and the Masterpiece Cakeshop case currently before the Supreme Court. Lunch will be served.

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Con Law Syllabi in the Trump Era

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

Professor Levinson will discuss what progressives need to know about the Constitution and how his approach to teaching Con Law has changed since the presidential election. Lunch will be served.

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David Wilkins Book Talk: The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization: The Rise of the Corporate Legal Sector and its Impact on Lawyers and Society

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B

The Harvard Law School Library staff invite you to attend a book talk and discussion in celebration of The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization: The Rise of the Corporate Legal Sector and its Impact on Lawyers and Society edited by David B. Wilkins, Vikramaditya S. Khanna, and David M. Trubek. Copies will be available for sale and Professors Wilkins and Khanna will be available for signing books at the end of the talk.

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Careers in Tech Law Panel

September 28 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Practicing attorneys will discuss the different types of career paths in tech law including IP litigation, cybersecurity, tech transactions, etc.

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Sentience and the Law in New Zealand

September 28 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Please join HLS SALDF for an exploration of animal sentience, legislative symbolism and impact, and international law with M. B. Rodriguez Ferrere. Upon the enactment of the Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2015, New Zealand became the first common law jurisdiction to explicitly recognize through legislation that animals are sentient. This development continues New Zealand’s tradition of possessing one of the most comprehensive and progressive animal welfare legislative frameworks in the world, and a development that has been cited by some…

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October 2017

A celebratory symposium honoring Charles J. Ogletree

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East

The symposium will celebrate Professor Ogletree’s countless and important contributions to the pursuit of justice for all. Participants will include Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Anita Hill, Ken Frazier ’78, Randy Kennedy, Gay MacDougall, Ken Mack ’91, Deval Patrick ’82, Randall Robinson ’70, Carol Steiker ’86, and Ted Wells ’76. Immediately following the symposium, we will host a standing reception at which guests are invited to offer further reflections, stories, and toasts.

All are welcome.

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Women Leaders in Government

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

The HLS Women’s Law Association is pleased to host Antonia M. Apps and Katherine R. Goldstein for a lunch talk on women leaders in government. Ms. Apps and Ms. Goldstein are both currently partners at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, and both women also previously served as Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Southern District of New York. Come listen to them discuss their own career paths, why female leadership in government is important, and how current students can take steps…

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Urban Governance with Former Mayor R.T. Rybak

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

Join the HLS Urbanists, the Midwest Club, and the HLS Democrats as we discuss urban governance with former Minneapolist Mayor R.T. Rybak.

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Historian Eli Cook discusses his book, The Pricing of Progress: Economic Indicators and the Capitalization of American Life

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
WCC 3007 Room

“Historian Eli Cook will discuss his book, The Pricing of Progress: Economic Indicators and the Capitalization of American Life, recently released by the Harvard University Press.”

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Social Media: Individual and Societal Impacts

October 2 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
William B. James Hall,
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

The proliferation of social media into our culture has had a profound impact on how we see ourselves and interact with one another. Come hear our panel of experts discuss and debate the impact of social media on our thoughts and behavior.

Free and open to the public.

Michael Rich, MD, MPH Director, Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) Director, Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment (VIA) Boston Children’s Hospital Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School…

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Jedidiah J. Kroncke Book Talk: “The Futility of Law and Development: China and the Dangers of Exporting American Law”

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West B

Jedidiah J. Kroncke Book Talk: “The Futility of Law and Development: China and the Dangers of Exporting American Law”

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Trump, Democracy, and the Constitution with Professor Klarman

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Professor Klarman will discuss Trump, democracy, and the Constitution. Time will be reserved for student participation. Students are welcome to leave at 12:50 if necessary but are encouraged to stay for a conversation with Professor Klarman. Lunch will be served.

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Justice Works

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C

This event will feature panelists with experience in crafting policies practices to reverse the effects of the wars on crime and drugs by giving voice to the people affected.

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HIALSA Lunch Talk – Mr. Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga and Mr. Ryan Reetz

October 4 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

Please join HIALSA for a lunch talk with Mr. Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga and Mr. Ryan Reetz, parters in Bryan Cave’s Miami office, who will discuss their new book “Public Purpose in International Law.”

Martinez-Fraga is the co-leader of Bryan Cave’s International Arbitration Team. He has represented eight countries as lead counsel and has served in ICSID (World Bank) proceedings. Mr. Reetz is the managing partner of the Miami office. In addition to serving as counsel and as arbitrator in a…

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Caroline Light Book Talk: “Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense”

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East A

“Beyond the White Man’s Castle: Geographies of Lethal Self-Defense”

Caroline Light Book Talk – “Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense”

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The Cost of Medications: Current Realities and the Future of Pharmaceutical Pricing Regulations in the United States

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B

From “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli to huge price jumps for the EpiPen to the Hepatitis C treatment that costs $1000 per pill, pharmaceutical pricing is a major issue in the news and in Washington. The regular introduction of new, often expensive therapeutics as well as controversial price increases for familiar drugs attract bipartisan attention and ensure that drug costs will remain an important topic of public policy debate.

This panel of experts will discuss current laws and regulations governing pharmaceutical…

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Josh Blackman and Gerald Neuman: The Constitutionality of President Trump’s Travel Ban

October 4 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Join the Federalist Society and ACS for a debate between Professor Josh Blackman and Professor Gerald Neuman on the travel ban and the upcoming oral arguments in Trump v. IRAP and Trump v. Hawaii.

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Why We are Pro-Life: Dignity, Equality, and Human Rights

October 5 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom
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Why We are Pro-Life: Dignity, Equality, and Human Rights

October 5 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom
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Book Talk with Andrew Ferguson, author of The Rise of Big Data Policing

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

A Talk with Andrew Ferguson, author of The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement

Presented by the Criminal Justice Policy Program. Lunch will be provided and books will be sold.

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Rick Garnett: Religious Freedom and the Pro-Life Movement

October 13 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Join the Federalist Society for a discussion with Professor Rick Garnett on the intersection of pro-life issues and religious freedom.

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Author Talk – Professor Martha Grace Duncan

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Author Talk

Professor Martha Grace Duncan discusses her upcoming journal article, entitled: “What Not to Do When Your Roommate is Murdered in Italy: Amanda Knox, Her “Strange” Behavior, and the Italian Legal System”

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Reforming Rape Law

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Professor Aya Gruber will discuss needed reforms to laws surrounding rape and sexual assault, as well as the controversies and dilemmas that arise in discussions about reform. Lunch will be served.

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Nancy MacLean Democracy in Chains Book talk

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010

Nancy MacLean will give a talk on her new book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, which has been longlisted for the National Book Award and focuses the Virginia School of economic thought and particularly on the Public Choice theory of James M. Buchanan. MacLean places Buchanan within the context of the right-wing backlash to both the New Deal and school desegregation and argues that the economic policy goals of the Virginia…

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The Cost of Medications: Current Realities and the Future of Pharmaceutical Pricing Regulations in the United States

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B

From “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli to huge price jumps for the EpiPen to the Hepatitis C treatment that costs $1000 per pill, pharmaceutical pricing is a major issue in the news and in Washington. The regular introduction of new, often expensive therapeutics as well as controversial price increases for familiar drugs attract bipartisan attention and ensure that drug costs will remain an important topic of public policy debate.

This panel of experts will discuss current laws and regulations governing pharmaceutical…

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Book Talk: Michael Ashley Stein Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology

October 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A
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A Conversation with Judge Amul Thapar on Criminal Justice

October 18 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

The Federalist Society and ACS welcome Judge Amul Thapar of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for a discussion on indigent criminal defense and the role of circuit courts in sentencing.

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Law Enforcement and Technology Panel

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

Join HLS grads Neema Guliani from the ACLU, Matt Perault from Facebook, Jen Daskal from American University, and Andrew Woods from the University of Kentucky, as they discuss their work on policy at the intersection of law enforcement and technology. Lunch will be provided.

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HALB Hosts Gabe Drapos, Director of Product Operations at Oscar Health

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Gabe Drapos is currently Director of Product Operations at Oscar Health, a technology-focused health insurance company founded by Joshua Kushner, Mario Schlosser, and Kevin Nazemi in 2012. In this role, he is responsible for managing the company’s product and member analytics, process engineering and quality assurance. He is also responsible for guiding the long-term product vision. Previously at Oscar, he was Chief of Staff to the CEO, Head of Marketing, and Special Projects on the Data team. Prior to Oscar,…

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HALB and WLA host Amanda Bradford, Founder/CEO of The League dating app

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Amanda Bradford is the Founder and CEO of The League, an exclusive dating app aimed toward ambitious young professionals. Since raising $2.1 million in seed round funding in 2015, The League has rapidly expanded into new markets and has a waitlist of over 100,000 people. Amanda has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a computer science degree from Carnegie Mellon. She worked for Sequoia Capital, Salesforce, and Google before launching The League.

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Can the Government Track Your Every Move? Carpenter v. United States, Riley v. California, and the Fourth Amendment

October 23 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Michael Huston, associate in the Appellate and Constitutional Law and Administrative Law and Regulatory practice groups of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, joins the Federalist Society to discuss whether the Fourth Amendment permits the search and seizure of historical cell phone records without a warrant.

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Open the Books – Government Transparency with Adam Andrzejewski and Matthew Tyrmand

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Adam Andrzejewski (publishing entrepreneur and former candidate for governor of Illinois) and Matthew Tyrmand (author and journalist at Breitbart News) will be discussing their work for the government transparency advocacy group Open the Books.

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Sanford Levinson Book Talk: Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today by Cynthia Levinson & Sanford Levinson

October 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C
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November 2017

Will Consovoy: Affirmative Action, Fisher v. Texas, and Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard

November 2 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

William Consovoy, former Justice Thomas clerk and current partner and Consovoy McCarthy, joins the Federalist Society for a discussion of affirmative action, Fisher v. Texas, and his lawsuit on behalf of Students for Fair Admissions against Harvard for its affirmative action policies. Professor Randall Kennedy will respond.

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