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March 2017

Catholic Student Mass  Cancelled

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On-campus mass takes place every other week. Please confirm there is on-campus mass this Sunday by checking mass dates at the URL below.

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International Film Series Presents: Farewell My Concubine

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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A year-long series of films from around the world, featuring introductions from the students who selected them.

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Central America’s latest challenge on the same-sex marriage ban: the case of El Salvador

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

When LGBT activists and advocates requested El Salvador’s Supreme Court to determine same-sex marriages as legal, the country’s Congress moved quickly to propose a constitutional amendment bill that bans LGBT marriages. For some years, El Salvador has been home to an important number of members of the LGBT community who are actively, and sometimes violently persecuted and harassed, and, in some cases, even have to leave the country as refugees. The Supreme Court resolution is paramount to defend LGBT rights.

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ClinicTalks: Housing Law Clinic

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3011,
1585 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA United States
Langdell Hall

Do you want to defend people facing foreclosures and eviction from their homes? Do you want to fight for better housing conditions for Boston families? Join us to learn more about these opportunities.

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OPIA’s Equal Justice Works (EJW) Info Session

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Explore the possibilities of gaining 2 years of support at the job of your dreams with an innovative project at a US-based organization by meeting alumna and director Pat Reilly from the Equal Justice Works Foundation.

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Alexandra Lahav Book Talk: In Praise of Litigation

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Book talk and discussion in celebration of Alexandra Lahav’s recently published book titled In Praise of Litigation. Professor Lahav is the Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Copies of In Praise of Litigation will be available for sale and Professor Lahav will be available for signing books at the end of the talk.

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Q&A with California Firms

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A Crash Course in Private Equity, presented by Kirkland & Ellis San Francisco M&A partner, Benjamin Clinger. Learn about private equity practice in the dynamic California transactional market. Beer, wine, and pizza will be served.

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Environmental Law and Policy Under the New Administration

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Heather Murray of Conservation Law Foundation, Ann Weeks of Clean Air Task Force, and Marilyn Levenson of MA Department of Environmental Protection will discuss their work in environmental law, including ways that both their strategies and policy are changing under the new administration. Moderated by Aladdine Joroff. Felipe’s will be served.

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Community Advocacy – Q&A with Monica Vernon

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join former Cedar Rapids City Councilor Monica Vernon for a discussion on community advocacy and what it means to get involved locally. This mother-daughter conversation will consist mostly of Q&A around how to build robust local governments and what really happens when you run for office.

Sponsored by the Women’s Law Association.

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HLPR Policy Forum  Cancelled

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

HLPR Policy Forum: The editors of the Harvard Law and Policy Review will be selecting the themes of next year’s issues.

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SHARIAsource Fellow’s Lecture :: Trial of a Heretic

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Fierro will discuss her current research on a significant Andalusian judicial figure from the 11th Century. Her research focuses on the political, religious, and intellectual history of al-Andalus and the Islamic West (eighth—fifteenth centuries), on Islamic law, and on violence and its representation in Medieval Arabic sources.

Dr. Fierro is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University and Director of El Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain.

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HALB Talk: Bill Reilly, GC of Ansell  Cancelled

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:10 pm

HALB presents a talk with William “Bill” Reilly, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Ansell.

Bill has been with Ansell, a medical manufacturing company, since 2000 when he was appointed Senior Vice President and Corporate General Counsel.

Prior to joining Ansell, Bill was Associate General Counsel of C. R. Bard, Inc. from 1990-2000.

Prior to Bard, Bill held increasingly responsible positions as senior counsel with The Hertz Corporation, McKesson Corporation, Dresser Industries and GAF Corporation.

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“Idealism, Pragmatism, and Constraint in Chinese Legal Reform: Evaluating the Revision of China’s Administrative Litigation Law”

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Morgan Courtroom,
Ames Hall 308
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Neysun Mahboubi Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania Lecturer in Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Discussant, Professor He Haibo, Tsinghua University School of Law, EALS Visiting Scholar

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New Clinic! ClinicTalks: Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Are you interested in safeguarding democratic institutions that allow for public participation in political debate, prohibiting official corruption, and challenging government if it targets certain people or groups in our society? Do you want to develop your legal advocacy and litigation skills by working on government transparency and oversight projects? Join us for an info session of the new Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic.

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What Islam, Whose Islam? The Struggle for Women’s Right to Equality and Justice in Muslim Contexts

March 27 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm

Please join us for a talk by Zainah Anwar, of Musawah, who will speak on the challenges faced by women’s groups living in Muslim contexts and their struggle to reform laws and practices made in the name of Islam that discriminate against women. She will share the initiatives of activists and scholars who are engaged in the production of new feminist and rights-based knowledge in Islam, and their efforts at creating a public voice at the national and international levels,…

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Representing Terrorists

March 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Since 9/11, procedures for investigating and prosecuting terrorism as a criminal offence have come to be regarded as inadequate, or at least insufficient, in the UK. The UK has seen a proliferation of new “pre-emptive” civil terrorism regimes. What explains the new civil paradigm for anti-terrorism laws and how should we evaluate them? How do such legal orders represent and understand “terrorism” and “terrorists” and what do they say about society’s understanding of the nature of terrorism and the Government’s…

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OPIA Walk-Ins with Catherine Pattanayak

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 4, 2017
OPIA’s suite, WCC 4039,
Wasserstein 4039

Have a quick question about the public interest job search? Come by OPIA’s walk-in hours for assistance. Please note that walk-in hours are for quick questions only. If you need a full resume or cover letter review, please send your work as a word doc to opia@law.harvard.edu and it will be assigned to an advisor.

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Supreme Court Moot: Turner v. U.S.

March 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

John Williams and Deanna Rice from Williams & Connolly will be mooting their upcoming argument to the Supreme Court in Turner v. U.S. They will argue that the petitioners’ convictions should be overturned under Brady.

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Progressive Federalism: How State Attorneys General Are Fighting Travel Bans, Protecting Rights and Defending Democratic Institutions

March 27 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, Taubman Building,
79 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Join George Jepsen, Connecticut Attorney General; James Tierney, Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School, Former Maine Attorney General, Founder, http://www.stateag.org; Sarah Wald, Moderator, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Former Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts; and Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, Academic Dean, HKS.

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Health Law Policy, Bioethics and Biotechnology Workshop: Kathryn Zeiler

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Kathryn Zeiler will discuss her paper, “Communication-And-Resolution Programs: The Numbers Don’t Add Up.”

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Life in Law: Discouragement and Resilience

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This group is for law students of any year and program who might feel concerned or overwhelmed, at times, in the unfolding political climate. In this group, students will acknowledge their feelings, which might include hopelessness, despair and disillusionment. Together, students will explore a range of responses including processing reactions and considering what might support hope and determination. We will meet 6-7 pm, in WCC 5056, with food provided, on: Mondays except for Spring Break. No registration required. For…

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Is the Case for Central Bank Independence Dead? A discussion with Larry Summers, Alberto Alesina, Ed Balls and Anna Stansbury

The power and independence of central banks has been much criticized in the wake of the recent election in the US, and Brexit in the UK. So, should we be worried about the powers held by central bankers?

Join two of the original proponents of central bank independence, and one of the architects of Bank of England independence, to explore whether we still need independent central banks in an age of low inflation, rapidly rising central bank powers and intensifying…

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Lambda 1L Reception

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

1Ls and friends, join Lambda for a night of laid-back schmoozing brought to you by Butch, Fodski & Fabulous, LLP. Corporate, litigators, arbitrators, Lambdans, allies and friends all welcome.

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Expert-in-Residence One-on-One Meeting: Sridhar Prasad

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
i-Lab (HBS),
125 Western Ave.
Allston, MA
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If you are interested in entrepreneurship, we invite you to take this opportunity to meet with one of the law school’s Experts-in-Residence, Sridhar Prasad. With a background in consulting and international development, Mr. Prasad volunteers his time to help students succeed in entrepreneurial ventures with career and business advice drawn from his experiences.

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CLA Small Group Lunch Chat: A Career Discussion with Paul, Weiss HK

March 28 @ 11:50 am - 1:10 pm

Please join the China Law Association for a small group lunch chat with Jeanette K. Chan (LLM ’86, Harvard Law School; LLB, UBC ’83), Managing Partner of the China Practice of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Jeanette, who splits her time between Hong Kong and Beijing, will be giving us an insight into her legal career in Hong Kong and mainland China, as well as discussing the current legal environment in Greater China. This is a wonderful opportunity for…

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Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series-Phillip Spector ’75, MPP ’76

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speakers Series invites noted Law School alumni back to campus to speak informally about their careers with students in small settings, usually over lunch. All events are free of charge, open to Law School students and generally run an hour.

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ClinicTalks: Clinical Registration / Externships 101

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join us to learn more about the clinical registration process.

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Introduction to the Patent Bar

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

If you are a student with an undergrad degree (or at least two years of coursework) in engineering, computer sciences or the hard sciences, and are interested in becoming a Patent Agent or Attorney, come hear a presentation by Mark Dighton from the Practising Law Institutes as he discusses: the Patent Office Exam and scholarships to PLI’s other IP programs. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.

 

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JLG Author Talk – Sofie Syed

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Sofie Syed will present her article on privacy doctrine and the ban on Muslim veils in France, forthcoming in the Summer 2017 issue of the Journal of Law and Gender.

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Education Law and Policy under the New Administration

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

This panel will discuss education law and policy under the new administration. The lawyers will discuss how their work and strategies have changed since January. Non pizza lunch will be provided!

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Gary Bellow Event

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Five exceptionally accomplished and inspiring students have been selected as finalists for the Gary Bellow Public Service Award. Come support them and hear each student finalist give a short talk about an interesting area of their work – from international human rights to public defense. Student voting will open immediately following this speaking event. Lunch will be provided.

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CLP Speaker Series – RSG’s Big Questions: Can and Do Lawyers Really Innovate?

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:00-1:00pm Pound 102 Lunch is Provided!

Join us for an engaging discussion about legal innovation and what role, if any, lawyers have in this space from an expert consultant and founder of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards.

About Reena Sen Gupta:

Reena founded RSG Consulting in 2001 to provide research and consultancy to law firms and in-house counsel. With over 20 years experience of business and the City, she is known as…

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HALB Symposium

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) is delighted to present its 2017 Symposium, featuring leaders in law and business. The Symposium will include discussions with: • 12-1: Adam Gerchen | President of litigation finance and litigation funding firm Burford Capital Limited • 1-2: Ko-Yung Tung | Former Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank and Secretary General of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) • 2-3: Dolores DiBella |…

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ABA Mental Health Panel Discusson  Cancelled

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Student Mental Health Association invites a panel from American Bar Association and will host a discussion regarding the importance of mental health for the legal profession and ways to manage the mental stress during and after the law school. Food will be served.

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JLG Article Selection Committee

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Journal of Law & Gender – Article Selection Committee

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Progressive Leadership Series: Michelle Wu  Cancelled

March 28 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
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HLPR Policy Forum  Cancelled

March 28 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

HLPR Policy Forum: The editors of the Harvard Law and Policy Review will be selecting the themes of next year’s issues.

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OPIA Walk-Ins with Alexa Shabecoff

March 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017
OPIA’s suite, WCC 4039,
Wasserstein 4039

Come by OPIA’s walk-in hours for quick public interest job search questions.

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Brown Rudnick Speed Networking Event

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Speed Networking at Brown Rudnick is an excellent opportunity for law student participants to meet our attorneys and ask them candid questions about their practices and what it is like to work at Brown Rudnick.

Participants will get to know what’s special about our firm by rotating through stations and meeting representatives from various practice groups. Cocktail Reception to follow.

Brown Rudnick LLP One Financial Center Boston, MA 02111

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CLSA Weekly Spirituality Meeting  Cancelled

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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