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November 2017

Mississippi Delta Celebration

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 205 Harkness South Dining Room

The Mississippi Delta Project is hosting its Ninth Annual Delta Celebration event in Harkness South Dining Room. Come learn more about HLS’ work in the Mississippi Delta over drinks and hors d’oeuvres!

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Screening of “The Final Year” and Q&A with Amb. Samantha Power

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Menschel Hall – Harvard Art Museums

During 2016, filmmaker Greg Barker gained behind-the-scenes access to President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team — Secretary of State John Kerry, Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, confidant and speech writer Ben Rhodes, and others — for an unprecedented look at the shaping of US foreign policy. “The Final Year,” to be released in 2018, shows us the humanity of these policymakers in times of breakthrough, setback, and tragedy.

There will be an exclusive advance screening of the film…

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WLA Interview/Resume Workshop

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B

Women’s Law Association: 1L Resume and Interview Workshop

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Behind Bars: Ethics and Human Rights in U.S. Prisons

November 30 - December 1
Harvard Medical School

The United States leads the world in incarceration. The “War on Drugs” and prioritizing punishment over rehabilitation has led to mass imprisonment, mainly of the nation’s most vulnerable populations: people of color, the economically disadvantaged and undereducated, and those suffering from mental illness. Although these social disparities are striking, the health discrepancies are even more pronounced. What can be done to address this health and human rights crisis?

This conference will examine various aspects of human rights and health issues…

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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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Winter Term Int’l Travel Pre-Departure Session

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

Mandatory for students traveling with HLS funding or for HLS credit. Open to other students traveling abroad.

HLS requires ALL students who are receiving funding and/or credit for winter term international travel to attend one of two information sessions held on November 29 and November 30. Information will be provided about health, safety, and other travel considerations.

Drinks and dessert will be provided; feel free to bring your lunch.

RSVP by emailing ils@law.harvard.edu and indicating which session you will…

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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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Info Session Conference Call with Brent Mitchell ‘98, Senior Counsel, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Enforcement Division

November 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Info Session Conference Call with Brent Mitchell ‘98, Senior Counsel, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Enforcement Division,
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Speak with Brent Mitchell ’98 about working with and applying to the summer internship program with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. You must register to receive the conference call details.

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HALS Asia Law Series

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Join partners and associates from Davis Polk, Simpson Thacher, and more who will discuss their exciting experiences practicing law in Asia and dealing with Asian clients in US offices. Non-pizza dinner will be served (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM (WCC 1010))

Come enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres with attorneys from Davis Polk, Paul, Weiss, Skadden, Simpson Thacher, and more to acquaint yourself better with their established Asia practices and offices in Asia. Business attire is highly recommended. (7:00 PM –…

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ILJ Galley Proofing

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Did you subcite for the International Law Journal? Come join the Galley Proofing to land on the Masthead of the journal. Dinner will be served!

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HALS Asia Law Series

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WCC 205 Harkness South Dining Room

Join partners and associates from Davis Polk, Simpson Thacher, and more who will discuss their exciting experiences practicing law in Asia and dealing with Asian clients in US offices. Non-pizza dinner will be served (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM (WCC 1010))

Come enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres with attorneys from Davis Polk, Paul, Weiss, Skadden, Simpson Thacher, and more to acquaint yourself better with their established Asia practices and offices in Asia. Business attire is highly recommended. (7:00 PM –…

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December 2017

Innovative Approaches to Migrant Worker Advocacy: A talk with Mervat 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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Coffee with Catherine

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WCC 3008 Room

Join the Harvard Environmental Law Society for a coffee chat with OPIA’s Catherine Pattanayak to discuss summer jobs or other career-related topics—or just to chat! Coffee and snacks provided.

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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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BLSA 1L Job Fair

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

1L job fair

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HLSCF Weekly Meeting

December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Join us for our weekly gathering where we eat some home-cooked food, discuss Biblical topics, share and discuss with each other, and pray together.

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BLSA 1L Job Fair

December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

1L job fair

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BLSA 1L Job Fair

December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

1L job fair

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BLSA 1L Job Fair

December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

1L job fair

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HIP Study Break Brunch

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Kick off finals period with breakfast food!

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HLS International Film Series Presents: Nueve Reinas

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2063 (Student Orgs Lounge)

A year-long series of films from around the world, featuring introductions from the students who selected them.

All students are welcome. Light snacks will be provided.

HLS Int Film Festival Schedule1

HLS Int Film Festival Schedule page 2

Sponsored by the Graduate Forum

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Yoga Study Break

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C

Join Stephanie from Hemenway as she leads a yoga study break for HLS students. Mats provided, or bring your own! All levels welcome! Light refreshments will be available.

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Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups

December 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

In his new book, Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups, long time food activist, Andy Fisher demonstrates the existence of a hunger industrial complex- the web of relationships between corporations and anti-hunger groups that perpetuate hunger rather than eliminate it. Big Hunger reveals the damage caused by this hunger-industrial complex to the wellbeing and dignity of the poor, and offers a new vision to eliminate hunger through a focus on public health, economic justice and…

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Examination Information Session

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin East

Learn about the Exam4 software and policies concerning the exam period. Lunch will be provided.

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Compassion Meditation and Science of Compassion

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Join the HLS Mindfulness Society for a compassion meditation. Lunch provided.

Lunch provided.

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Fighting Anti-Muslim Discrimination

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Come hear from Jewish Voice for Peace, the Muslim Justice League, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, as they discuss various ways to challenge the rampant anti-Muslim policies and rhetoric we see today, encapsulated in the attempts at a “Muslim Ban”.

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Country Experts Coffee Hour

December 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Before you travel abroad during Winter Term, come meet HLS students who have lived and worked in your destination country.

Coffee, tea and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

RSVP to ils@law.harvard.edu

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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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6th Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

December 12 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East AB

The Sixth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review symposium will feature leading experts discussing major developments during 2017 and what to watch out for in 2018. The discussion at this day-long event will cover hot topics in such areas as health policy under the new administration, regulatory issues in clinical research, law at the end-of-life, patient rights and advocacy, pharmaceutical policy, reproductive health, and public health law.

The Sixth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review is sponsored by the…

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Zumba Study Break

December 12 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A

Join Alexa from Hemenway as she leads a Zumba study break for HLS students. All levels welcome! Light refreshments provided.

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January 2018

LL.M. Series: Final NY Job Fair Logistics

January 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
TBD

The NY Job Fair is coming soon on January 27, 2018. Join Marjorie Lichtenberger for this last logistics session before the fair. Some practical tips and information will be dispensed, but please come with all remaining questions as the majority of the session will be a Q&A. Lunch will be provided by OCS to wish you luck in NY!

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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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HALB Women’s Leadership Speaker Series with Firm Chairs Kim Koopersmith, Akin Gump, and Jami Wintz McKeon, Morgan Lewis

January 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East A

Please join HALB for the second event in this year’s Women’s Leadership Speaker Series. Kim Koopersmith, Chairperson of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, and Jami Wintz McKeon, Chair of Morgan Lewis will be joining us for a fireside chat where they will discuss their respective paths to managing these two global law firms, challenges they faced along the way, and their outlooks on the rapidly changing legal market.

Prior to their roles in management, both Kim and Jami…

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West Coast LSA Career Fair

January 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C

Come out to West Coast LSA’s official career fair to network with West Coast attorneys and line up some interviews and job opportunities!

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February 2018

APALSA Conference Mixer

February 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WCC Pub
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APALSA Conference 2018

February 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC
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