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February 2018

New Deep South with HLS QTPOC and MDP

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

A short screening of “New Deep South,” a video series exploring the complex queer culture in Mississippi, with informal discussion. Hosted by HLS QTPOC and the Mississippi Delta Project.

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Russia’s “Gay Propaganda Law” and LGBTQ Human Rights

February 22 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Please join us for a talk with Melissa Hooper, Director of Human Rights and Civil Society at Human Rights First, on Russia’s global efforts to promote “traditional values” that curtail the rights of LGBTQ people. This agenda is demonstrated in the “gay propaganda law” which penalizes those who share ideas about the equal value of same-sex relationships to children. In addition, Russia has advocated for U.N. resolutions, and supported legislatures in other countries to pass laws that favor “family values”…

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HIALSA Lunch Talk with Jonathan Hamilton & Hansel Pham (White & Case)

February 22 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

White & Case and HIALSA invites you to join lawyers from White & Case for a lunch discussion on real-world practice examples from lawyers working on some of the most important complex international arbitration matters today. White & Case Partners, Jonathan Hamilton and Hansel Pham, will present.

Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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HNLR Technical Editor Training

February 22 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
WCC 3009 Room

Join the Harvard Negotiation Law Review as we prepare for the spring subcite over lunch. New Technical Editors and Subciters are required to attend this training session.

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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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Urban Farming & Food Justice: Karen Washington at the Harvard Law Forum

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Karen Washington is a New York City community activist, community gardener and board member of the New York Botanical Gardens. She has worked with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into community gardens, helped launched a City Farms Market, is a member of the La Familia Verde Garden Coalition, is a Just Food board member, is a board member and former president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition and is the co- founded Black Urban Growers (BUGS). She…

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Urban Farming & Food Justice: Karen Washington at the Harvard Law Forum

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Karen Washington is a New York City community activist, community gardener and board member of the New York Botanical Gardens. She has worked with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into community gardens, helped launched a City Farms Market, is a member of the La Familia Verde Garden Coalition, is a Just Food board member, is a board member and former president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition and is the co- founded Black Urban Growers (BUGS). She…

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

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin 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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ClinicTalks: Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic: Veterans Justice Project

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom
Student walking on campus

Do you want to help low-income veterans who need legal representation to access healthcare, disability benefits, and other critical supports?  Do you want to represent clients in appeal hearings, in state and federal court, and before armed services boards of review? Join us to learn more about these and other opportunities. 

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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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From the Bargaining Table to the Ballot Box: Political Effects of Right to Work Laws

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

“James Feigenbaum, an assistant professor of economics at Boston University, will be discussing his recent paper “From the Bargaining Table to the Ballot Box: Political Effects of Right to Work Laws” about the impact of right-to-work laws on Democratic voting patterns. This event is sponsored by the Harvard Law School Democrats and the Labor & Employment Action Project.

Non-pizza lunch will be provided.”

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Book Talk: Feminist Judgments – Rewritten Tax Opinions

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Professor Bridget Crawford (Pace University) will discuss her most recent book project, Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions (2017). This is the first in a series of subject-matter-specific books to be published by Cambridge University Press, following the success of Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (2016) (Stanchi, Berger & Crawford, eds.). Professor Crawford will locate the U.S. Feminist Judgments Project in the context of a global trend toward rewriting judicial opinions as a new form of…

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Corporate Turnaround

February 22 @ 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Please join Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) in welcoming Howard Brownstein (JD/MBA ’75), President of The Brownstein Corporation, a nationally-known turnaround management and restructuring firm. He has handled high-profile cases, including Montgomery Ward, the largest retail liquidation in history, and U.S. Mortgage, involving a $138Mil theft from Fannie Mae and financial institutions. Mr. Brownstein also has served for over 40 years as an independent corporate board member for publicly-held and privately-owned companies, and has dealt with shareholder activism,…

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Byse Workshop – Critical Legal Thought in Contexts

February 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
WCC 3008

Session 4: Legal Fictions

The critique of conceptualism gave rise to a theory of legal fictions. If one accepts, indeed, that property (for instance) is merely a “bundle of rights”, one might assert that the concept of property is no more than “shorthand” used to bring order into the complexity of property law. A moderate and radical…

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HALB Presents: Introductory Excel Modeling for Attorneys Workshop

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 3034 Room

Planning on a future in family law, solo practice, corporate law, poverty, business/non-profit administration, government administration, litigation, or IP law? A familiarity with excel model may very well play a part in your future.

Join HALB for an introduction to basic excel functions, formatting, model design, and data analysis. Targeted at students who were unable/uninterested in the multi-credit courses offered through the school, this workshop will move quickly through many aspects of excel modeling and involve working through examples.

Please…

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Lambda General Meeting

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Lambda General Meeting – come hear about upcoming events, learn about running for the Board, and join us for food and drinks!

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Journal of Law & Gender – Subcite Training

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Journal of Law & Gender – Subcite Training

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Class Marshals Present: Family Feud

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom
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Building a Table of Authorities with Lexis for Microsoft Office

February 23 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Langdell Hall LAN233

As if drafting an appellate brief wasn’t time consuming enough, making the Table of Authority can be tricky! Did you know that Lexis has a plug-in for Microsoft Office? Not only can it do things like check quotes (and for upperclassmen, check citations), it can also build a TOA in seconds! It’s available for both PC and Macs. All attendees enrolled in Rewards will earn $5 in Lexis Reward Points. Come check it out in the second floor library computer…

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A talk with Elliot Schrage, JD’ 86

February 23 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

The Human Rights Program invites you to a lunch talk with Elliot Schrage, JD’86, Vice President of Global Communications, Marketing, and Public Policy at Facebook. Schrage will discuss how corporations like Facebook take human rights into account in their business practices.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Human Rights and Business Law Students Association. Lunch will be served.

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The Job Guarantee: Fighting Poverty, Empowering Workers, and Advancing Public Purpose

February 23 @ 11:45 am - 2:15 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Despite the labor market recovery, millions remain unemployed, working part-time involuntarily, in precarious employment situations, or have dropped out of the workforce entirely. Now, as always, the economy fails to create enough jobs for all those who want to work. The costs of this failure – poverty, mental and physical illness, loss of social cohesion, lack of meaningful participation in community life – are enormous and disproportionately borne by vulnerable groups. For decades, advocates called for full employment in the…

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ClinicTalks: Federal Tax Clinic

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom
Austin Hall

Are you interested in representing low-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS, both before the IRS and in federal court? Join us to learn more about the Federal Tax Clinic.

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HLS Christian Fellowship Gathering

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until April 20, 2018

WCC 3019 Classroom

Join HLS Christian Fellowship every Friday at 5:30pm! Meet fellow believers on campus, have a chance to discuss what it means to follow Christ with fellow students, and come together in prayer as God’s church in the name of Jesus Christ. Dinner will be served!

Contact us at hlscf@mail.law.harvard.edu with further inquiries or questions.

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OPIA’s Spring Public Interest Potluck

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
OPIA Potluck Location

Join OPIA for our annual Spring Public Interest Potluck!

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HLS Parody 2018

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until February 27, 2018

Milstein East & West

The Harvard Law School Drama Society proudly presents the 2018 HLS Parody – Lord of the Deans: Return of the Rankings. Join Frodo and the rest of the fellowship as they journey to destroy the evil of the Ames plaque. But beware the prestige-hungry Dean Lord! She will stop at nothing to save Harvard from its third place squalor in the law school rankings.

This year’s show marks the 58th Annual Parody, an original comedy musical poking fun at HLS,…

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JLG Subcite

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Journal of Law & Gender – Spring Subcite

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JLG Subcite

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Journal of Law & Gender – Spring Subcite

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JLG Subcite

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Journal of Law & Gender – Spring Subcite

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JLG Subcite

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Journal of Law & Gender – Spring Subcite

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JLG Subcite

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Journal of Law & Gender – Spring Subcite

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JLG Subcite

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Journal of Law & Gender – Spring Subcite

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MIT European Career Fair

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
MIT European Career Fair

No matter what you are looking for – from summer internships to leading management positions – at the
European Career Fair 2018 you can find it all.

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

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 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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HLS Parody 2018

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until February 27, 2018

Milstein East & West

The Harvard Law School Drama Society proudly presents the 2018 HLS Parody – Lord of the Deans: Return of the Rankings. Join Frodo and the rest of the fellowship as they journey to destroy the evil of the Ames plaque. But beware the prestige-hungry Dean Lord! She will stop at nothing to save Harvard from its third place squalor in the law school rankings.

This year’s show marks the 58th Annual Parody, an original comedy musical poking fun at HLS,…

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HLS Parody 2018

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until February 27, 2018

Milstein East & West

The Harvard Law School Drama Society proudly presents the 2018 HLS Parody – Lord of the Deans: Return of the Rankings. Join Frodo and the rest of the fellowship as they journey to destroy the evil of the Ames plaque. But beware the prestige-hungry Dean Lord! She will stop at nothing to save Harvard from its third place squalor in the law school rankings.

This year’s show marks the 58th Annual Parody, an original comedy musical poking fun at HLS,…

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HLS International Film Series Presents: To Kill a Mockingbird

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2063 (Student Orgs Lounge)

All students are welcome. Light snacks will be provided.

Sponsored by the Graduate Forum

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2018 Sports Law Symposium

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Milstein West A

The Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law is pleased to present the 2018 Sports Law Symposium, sponsored by DLA Piper and Winston & Strawn. Featured panelists and speakers include Michele Roberts (NBAPA), Tim Leiweke (OVG), Jeffrey Kessler (Winston & Strawn) and Paul Kelly (former NHLPA director).

The program will begin at 11 AM in Milstein West A.

Lunch will be provided for attendees of the 11 AM or 1 PM panel.

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Putting New Wine in Old Bottles? The Role of China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) in Building Global Governance

February 26 @ 11:55 am - 12:55 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

In this talk, Prof. Hongliu Gong would share her view on the special “Chinese flavor” added by China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) into today’s global governance. Special attentions will be given to the unique status of the Communist Party, the leading role of Chinese judiciary, and the expansion of investment treaties and free trade agreements facilitated by BRI. Prof. Gong will also explore the possibility of utilizing BIR to ease the tension in US-China relation and enhance rule of…

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ClinicTalks: General Practice – Predatory Lending and Consumer Protection Clinic (LSC)

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom
Langdell Hall

Are you interested in consumer, bankruptcy, real estate, banking, and tort law? Do you want to learn about advocacy efforts on preserving and protecting equity for low- and moderate-income homeowners, combating abuses in the consumer financial services industry, and ensuring equal and fair access to credit markets? Join us to learn more about these opportunities.

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CAP Working Paper Lunch Series: Promising Child Protection Model of Friends-International in Cambodia

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Child Advocacy Program

“Promising Child Protection Model of Friends-International in Cambodia.” A Discussion with Discussion with Ha Ryong Jung (Michael), Harvard Law School J.D. Candidate, Class of 2018.

This talk is part of the spring 2018 Child Advocacy Program (CAP) Working Paper Lunch Series featuring CAP Graduate Program Participants. If you would like to attend one or more of our talks, please RSVP here.  Lunch will be served.

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