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February 2018

HALB & Davis Polk Presents: FinTech and Virtual Currency Regulation

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

Please join HALB and Davis Polk for a discussion on FinTech and Virtual Currency. Blockchain technology and virtual currencies are all the rage—from bitcoin, to ICOs, to utility tokens. The quickly developing technologies and markets give rise to a wide range of legal and regulatory questions, on which U.S. and non-U.S. regulators are increasingly focused. Jai Massari, a partner in Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group, will discuss recent developments in virtual currency and blockchain regulation, key issues being faced by…

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“It’s a Girl!” The (Debatable) Constitutionality of Banning Sex-Selection Abortions

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Does the U.S. Constitution create a right to abortion, even when the reason for abortion is the sex of the unborn child? Professor Michael Stokes Paulsen joins the Federalist Society and Harvard Law Students for Life to discuss whether bans on sex-selective abortions are constitutionally permissible. Potbelly’s sandwiches will be served.

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Westlaw 1L Ames Moot Court class for Sections 4 & 6

February 14 @ 12:05 pm - 12:40 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

The lecture will use the fact pattern assigned to Sections 4 & 6 and will provide tips on researching your issue. At the end of the lecture, we will hold a drawing for a $50 amazon.com gift card.

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Building a Table of Authorities with Lexis for Microsoft Office

February 14 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 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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Law Teaching Colloquium: Clinical Law Teaching

February 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
WCC 2009

a yearlong series of information sessions highlighting various aspects of law teaching

Clinical Law teaching

Speakers:

Christopher T. Bavitz, WilmerHale Clinical Professor of Law, Managing Director of Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society Esme Caramello, Clinical Professor of Law, Faculty Director of Harvard Legal Aid Bureau

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

3:30-5:00pm

WCC 2009, Harvard Law School

Co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate Program.

For more information, contact xhu@sjd.law.harvard.edu

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Harvard International Office (HIO) Open Office Hours

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
WCC 5046 Room

Peter O’Meara, HIO Advisor for HLS, holds walk-in office hours for HLS students and scholars in WCC 5046 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates: Thursdays, 2/1/18, 2/15, 3/1, 3/29, and 4/12. Please feel free to drop by to see Peter with immigration-related questions. No appointment is needed.

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Westlaw 1L Ames Moot Court class for Sections 3 & 7

February 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:05 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

The lecture will use the fact pattern assigned to Sections 3 & 7 and will provide tips on researching your issue. At the end of the lecture, we will hold a drawing for a $50 amazon.com gift card.

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OPIA’s Is the Early Interview Program Right for Me?

February 15 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Join us for a panel discussion with current HLS students and OPIA staff who can help answer your questions regarding the EIP process and how to weigh the pros and cons of participating in the EIP program.

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Building a Table of Authorities with Lexis for Microsoft Office

February 15 @ 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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JLPP Issue 3 Kickoff

February 15 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

Join the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy for the final kickoff event of the year. Come hear about the articles we’re publishing in Issue #3 and get info about the upcoming editing competition and editor-in-chief election.

Lunch will be served.

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ClinicTalks: Cyberlaw Clinic

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016

Are you interested in issues relating to the internet, new technology, and intellectual property? Do you want to prepare yourself for high-tech practice and earn course credit by working on real-world litigation, client counseling, advocacy, and transactional & licensing projects and cases? Join us to learn more about these opportunities.

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International Tax Reform – Is This Really Where We Want To Go?

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

David Rosenbloom will give a talk on “International Tax Reform – Is This Really Where We Want To Go?”

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Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review Student Writing Information Session

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review is now accepting student writing submissions on any topic related to civil rights or civil liberties! Whether you have a polished draft or just an idea, get all of your questions answered regarding the submissions process at this information session. For more information, visit www.harvardcrcl.org/student-writing. Submissions must be sent to eics.crcl.vol.54@gmail.com by March 23.

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So You Want To Practice International Law

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Come join partners from major global law firms to learn more about what international practices in law firms! OCS adviser Yih-Hsien Shen will moderate, and we will be joined by four panelists, each from different practice areas: Mr. Christopher Mann (SullCrom NY, Global Infrastructure Partner), Mr. Jonathan Zonis (Clifford Chance NY, Capital Markets Partner), Mr. Daniel Reich Shearman & Sterling NY, International Arbitration Partner), and more. We will discuss each practice area’s work, what international work looks like in that…

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The Rapid Rise of Kirkland & Ellis Houston

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

A litigation partner and a corporate associate will be discussing the incredible and successful growth of Kirkland & Ellis in Houston since entering the market in 2014. Lunch will be catered by Sugar and Spice.

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Day in the Life of a Sidley Lawyer

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Sidley invites you to a panel discussion moderated by La Alianza on a day in the life of a practicing attorney. Hear from partners and associates in different practice groups, joining us from offices such as Chicago, NY, LA, and DC, who will discuss their transition from law student to lawyer.

Peruvian food will be provided.

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International Tax Reform – Is This Really Where We Want To Go?

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

David Rosenblom ’66, James S. Eustice Visiting Professor of Practice and Taxation and Director of the International Tax Program at NYU School of Law, will provide an overview of the international provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act recently enacted into law. It will begin with general observations about the new law and will proceed to a comparison of its major provisions with the pre-existing rules. Most of the drafting and policy issues engendered by this legislation will be…

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Byse Workshop – Critical Legal Thought in Contexts

February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
WCC 3008

Session 3: Legal Conceptualism and its Critique

The third session focuses on the philosophical tension between conceptualism and nominalism, understood as the capacity and incapacity respectively of general legal concepts (such as “property”) to yield conclusive answers to particular legal questions. A fundamental ambiguity accompanies us throughout the session: what is the significance of the critique of conceptualism?

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CLA coffee chat with Clifford Chance

February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WCC 3034 Room

CLA will welcome Clifford Chance partner Jonathan Zonis and associates from the firm to share their experience of working at an international law firm in China over an informal coffee chat.

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Holland & Knight: Demystifying The Large Firm Practice

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Off Site

Holland & Knight cordially invites you to join us at an informational seminar for first-year students with diverse backgrounds to learn more about working at a large law firm. Among the topics to be discussed will be:

  • What qualities are firms looking for in prospective summer associates?
  • What can I do to strengthen my candidacy in this tough economic climate?
  • What differentiates one law firm from another?

A panel of Holland & Knight partners and associates will provide…

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Sidley Austin – 1L Reception

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
See CSM for more details. (link provided above)

For more details about this and other employer receptions, including how to RSVP, please check the CSM Events module.

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APALSA General Body Meeting

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Join APALSA for our first GBM of the Spring 2018 semester! Come learn about our upcoming programming and available board positions for next year! Dinner will be served.

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OPIA’s Ask the Faculty – the EIP Decision

February 16 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Join a discussion with Professors Andrew Crespo, Ben Sachs, and Jim Greiner about the EIP decision and factors to consider as you weigh the next steps in your career decisionmaking process. 

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Private Equity in Texas

February 16 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Attorneys from Sidley Austin will be discussing “Private Equity in Texas: High Stakes Transactions and Litigation.” BBQ will be served.

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ClinicTalks: Project on Predatory Student Lending of the Predatory Lending & Consumer Protection Clinic (LSC)

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom
HLS campus

Are you interested in fighting predatory for-profit colleges? Representing defrauded student loan borrowers in ground-breaking, complex litigation, in partnership with organizers and policy advocates? Join us to learn more about the work of the Project on Predatory Student Lending.

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Joint Info Session: HLAB, HLR, BSA

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

Interested in joining the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Harvard Law Review and/or the Board of Student Advisors? Come hear from members of all three organizations from 12-1pm in Austin North! Lunch provided.

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Sidley Austin Lunch Event with HLS Texas Club – BBQ & Conversation

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wasserstein Hall

Sidley Austin LLP invites you to join us for BBQ and conversation over Private Equity in Texas: High Stakes Transactions and Litigation on Friday, February 16 in Wasserstein Hall 2004 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. We will have a representative from both the Houston and Dallas offices leading this presentation. Please RSVP to adelagarza@sidley.com.

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Christian Fellowship Alumni Night

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join us for the HLS CF Alumni Night! Several alumni will visit us during our Friday Night Gathering this week (starting at 7 instead of 5:30) and share about their career and life as a Christian after law school. Do not miss this opportunity to listen to alumni working in various fields!

Dinner will be served!

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Progressive Formal

February 17 @ 8:30 pm - February 18 @ 12:30 am
Boston Museum of Science

The Harvard Law & Policy Review invites you to the Progressive Formal, Saturday, February 17, at the Museum of Science. The largest formal event open to all members of the HLS community and their guests, the formal will have a bumpin dance floor, photo booth, dessert, bar, and access to science exhibits. Buy your ticket at https://progressiveformal2018.eventbrite.com,

With thanks to our sponsors: Sullivan & Cromwell, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, and the American Constitution Society.

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Advancing Justice in Global Trade: Lori Wallach at the Harvard Law Forum

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Lori Wallach (HLS Class of 1990) is the founder of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. She is a 25-year veteran of congressional trade battles, from the 1990s NAFTA fight to the TPP fight this past year. Named a “Politico 50” thinker, doer and visionary, she is one of the nation’s leading advocates of the public interest within the global trade regime.

She is coming to Harvard Law to share with students how they can advance justice and the public…

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ClinicTalks: Criminal Prosecution Clinic

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018
Exterior of Caspersen Student Center

Are you interested in a clinical placement with a local district attorneys’ office, where you can represent the Commonwealth, prosecuting non-jury criminal cases in district court? Do you want to learn more about how you can prepare for arraignments, motion hearings, and trials? Join us to learn more about these opportunities.

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HALB Presents: Current Trends in Private Equity

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Please join HALB for a conversation with Amala Ejikeme, a partner with Kirland & Ellis LLP, about current trends in private equity. Amala is an English qualified lawyer currently on secondment in Kirkland’s New York office. His diverse investment funds practice encompasses both transatlantic and emerging markets private equity investments.

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Lunch Conversation with Senator Mo Cowan and Arthur Bernard

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

Join the HLS Democrats for a lunch conversation with former US Senator Mo Cowan and former Chief of Staff to Gov. Patrick, Arthur Bernard.

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Libby Adler Book Talk

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

Professor Libby Adler from Northeastern Law School will be speaking about her forthcoming book, Gay Priori, and ways in which LGBTQ activism can change in order to protect the most marginalized members of the community.

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Careers in National Security: Thinks Tanks

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Ms. Liza Goitein will discuss her career path and offer career insights to students. Ms. Goitein co-directs the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program. Before coming to the Brennan Center, Ms. Goitein served as counsel to U.S. Senator Russell Feingold, Chairman of the Constitution Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee. As counsel to Sen. Feingold, Ms. Goitein handled a variety of liberty and national security matters, with a particular focus on government secrecy and privacy rights. Previously,…

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Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West B

Please join us for a talk by Professor David Kinley, Chair in Human Rights Law at the University of Sydney and an Academic Expert Member of Doughty Street Chambers in London. He is a former Fulbright Senior Scholar at American University Washington College of Law, and has taught at Oxford and George Washington Universities, as well as the Sorbonne. He specializes in the area of the global economy and human rights and has worked for more than 25 years with…

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Report from the Hill: Immigration in the Age of Trump

February 20 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

The Federalist Society welcomes Tamar Jacoby of ImmigrationWorks USA for a discussion of DACA, changing immigration enforcement, proposals for “merit-based” immigration and the immigration debate in Congress. Shake Shack will be served.

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HLS Library Tour

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HLS Library – meet at Circulation Desk

HLS Library tours are offered to the Harvard community on the second Tuesday of every month at 2:00 p.m. during the academic year.

Tours last 30-40 minutes and provide an overview of the HLS Library spaces and services available to the Harvard Law School community.

Please sign up at the link in advance to help us plan for numbers. We’ll meet across from the Circulation Desk just inside the main entrance of Langdell Hall.

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Wilmerhale Coffee Chat

February 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
WCC 4063 Room

Come join the Women’s Law Association and WilmerHale attorneys for networking, coffee, and snacks!

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Baker Botts – 1L Receptions

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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