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November 2017

Byse Workshop – Law and Colonialism: Legal Debates in the British Empire

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 16, 2017
WCC 3015

The relationship between law and empire has been a fraught one and the subject of intense academic scrutiny. In this workshop, we will explore various strands in the literature by examining the role of law in the context of the British Empire. Was law “the state’s emissary,” a tool of resistance or something more complicated altogether? We will focus on the structure of legal systems in the British Empire, the role played by law in the construction of colonial societies,…

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Pan-Harvard LGBTQ Social

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WCC Pub

Join HLS Lambda, HKS LGBT Caucus, and HBS LGBT Student Association for the first pan-Harvard social event of the year! Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.

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Thanksgiving Dinner

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving Dinner

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

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Indian Nations, Natural Resources, and Sovereignty Conference

November 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Indian Nations, Natural Resources, and Sovereignty Conference,
Array

Please join NALSA for the annual Federal Indian Law Conference this Friday, November 17th! Our discussions will include natural resources, indigenous rights and tribal sovereignty. Check out the poster for a full schedule.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Indian Nations and the Law 2017 Conference — Natural Resources, Land Claims, and Sovereignty November 17th, 2017 8:30am – 4:30pm WCC 2019 Milstein West

Speakers include: Sally Jewel, Former Secretary of the Interior, Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the…

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Indian Nations and the Law: Natural Resources, Land Claims, and Sovereignty

November 17 @ 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

Stop by to hear and see leading scholars and practitioners discuss current indigenous law issues.

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Max Weber Workshop

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
WCC 3007 Room

This workshop will reflect on the status, form, and social meaning of disenchantment a century after Weber introduced that word into the vocabulary of Western thought. The workshop will focus specifically on the status of science and technology in public life. It will attend to the relationship between disenchantment, secularization and the cultural authority of scientific knowledge.

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International Courts and Tribunals: Careers Tracks and Future Opportunities

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join us for a discussion with Wasserstein Fellow in Residence, Priyanka Chirimar.

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Lunch Talk with Professor Sarah Krakoff

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

Join CR-CL for a lunch talk with Professor Sarah Krakoff as part of our “The Political Role of Legal Scholarship” speaker series. Professor Krakoff will speak about the ways conservation policies have historically intersected with Indian appropriation and racialized inequality, then discuss how Bears Ears National Monument shows that public land conservation laws can be redeemed through indigenous agency and activism.

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McKinsey & Company Information Session

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Please join us for a McKinsey information session, tailored specifically to match your expertise and aspirations as HLS students. In the session, McKinsey consultants will present an overview of the firm, highlighting its global presence in over 60 countries. To help you explore the opportunities that exist for you at McKinsey, they will also talk about the type of industries and functions in which the firm serves its clients today.

As part of this, there will be a deep-dive…

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Cover Letter & Resume Workshop w/OCS for 1Ls

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
OCS Suite (WCC 4020),
WCC 4020

In OCS’ workshop, our 3L Peer Advisors will walk you through how to put together an excellent resume and draft a persuasive cover letter for your 1L private sector job search. You can work on your application materials during the workshop or simply take notes for later. There will also be ample time for Q&A. There is no need to RSVP, just grab some lunch beforehand and then join us.

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Mindfulness and Relaxation

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3036 Room

Join the HLS Mindfulness Society as they offer a meditation focused on mindfulness and relaxation. Lunch provided.

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Max Weber Workshop

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC 3009 Room

This workshop will reflect on the status, form, and social meaning of disenchantment a century after Weber introduced that word into the vocabulary of Western thought. The workshop will focus specifically on the status of science and technology in public life. It will attend to the relationship between disenchantment, secularization and the cultural authority of scientific knowledge.

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HIALSA Lunch Talk: Shearman & Sterling DC Managing Partner Jonathan Greenblatt

November 17 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

TBD.

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Alumni Panel on LIPP and Student Debt

November 17 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

At an informal survey at 1L Orientation, students listed student loan debt as their #1 concern about law school.

Harvard’s Low-Income Protection Plan (LIPP) makes it possible for HLS grads to work in legal aid, policy advocacy, academia, government, and other public interest fields by providing assistance in paying off debt.

Yet alumni have raised numerous concerns about LIPP, pointing out that LIPP support is often inadequate and leaves graduates — particularly those who are trying to support…

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McKinsey & Co. Case Interview Workshop

November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Griswold Hall 110 Classroom

Please join us for a McKinsey & Co. Case Interview Workshop.

Interviewing helps McKinsey to learn about you as a person and a potential colleague, and it helps you to learn more about the firm, its people and what you could do there. Your potential interviewers want you to be excited, not anxious, about your interviews. That said, we hope you will join McKinsey representatives for an opportunity to focus on elements of a case interview, how to prepare, and…

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Fridays at Four: November 17

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Langdell Hall 425 Caspersen Room

The Law Library is hosting Fridays @ Four on Friday, November 17 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the Caspersen Room. We look forward to seeing you there!

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WLA LLM & SJD Social Hour

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC Pub

The Women’s Law Association is hosting a social hour for LLM, SJD, and JD students. Come join us for drinks and snacks at the Pub–meet new people, share great conversations, and make new friends!

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HLSCF Weekly Meeting

November 17 @ 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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JOL Galleys

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Austin Hall 111 Classroom – West
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Boston Trans Day of Remembrance

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cathedral Church of St. Paul,
138 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02111 United States

Please join HLS Lambda in participating in Boston’s Transgender Day of Remembrance. Lambda will leave from the HLS COOP at 5:10pm on November 19th. We will walk down to Harvard Square and take the T to Park Street, where the vigil will be held a few blocks away, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111 from 6pm-8pm.

During the vigil, members of the Boston community will speak about the importance of the day, and…

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HLS International Film Series Presents: Boy

November 19 @ 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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Social Change and Human Rights

November 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Austin Hall 101 Classroom – East

A conversation with Meena Jagannath, co-founder of the Community Justice Project, and Harvard Law’s International Human Rights Clinic about the practical application of human rights values in the interest of social justice and social change in both the international and domestic context.

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1L Summer Diversity Positions at Law Firms

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

Learn about the process for applying to 1L summer diversity positions at major law firms from students who have been through the application process before and succeeded. Co-sponsored by OCS and BLSA. Boloco lunch provided.

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HIALSA Lunch Talk

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

Please join HIALSA for a lunch talk with Mr. William K. Slate II and Ms. Debora Slate.

Mr. William K. Slate was a member of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Working Group, founded the Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Center for the Americas (CAMA), and is an elected member of the ICCA Governing Council. Ms. Debora Slate was a National VP for Online Dispute Resolution for the American Arbitration Association, and is a former board member for the organization Arbitral Women.

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The Legal Architecture of Occupation: Israeli Law & Policies and the Palestinian Populations on Both Sides of the Green Line

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room

This event will be a conversation between Nadia Ben Youssef, Director of the Adalah Justice Project, and Fady Khoury, SJD Candidate at Harvard Law School. The event will focus specifically on the various legal regimes in place in Israel, East Jerusalem, the Occupied West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, with an emphasis on the ways in which Israeli laws and policies impact Palestinian lives. Lunch will be served.

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Reinventing the Public Defender in Israel: a Comparative Perspective

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

Join CJPP for a talk with Yoav Sapir, currently Israel’s Chief National Public Defender. He also teaches Criminal Procedure at Tel-Aviv University. Lunch will be served.

Sponsored by the Criminal Justice Policy Program.

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Gratitude Meditation and Science of Gratitude

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Join the HLS Mindfulness Society for a meditation session on gratitude and the science of gratitude. Lunch provided.

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ACS Internship Search Tips

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Come hear 2L and 3L ACS members discuss their past internship searches and experiences. We’ll go over some tips about the process — whether you’re interested in nonprofit, government, law firm, or other internships. Although internship spots for 1Ls open soon, we can help get you prepared.

Lunch with be provided.

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Getting the facts on the Character and Fitness Requirement for the Bar

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Are you or your friends wondering what you might have to disclose about your mental health when completing the character and fitness portion of the bar application? Are you interested in learning about how to seek help when you need it?

Join the Student Mental Health Association for a discussion of the character and fitness questions that relate to mental health and substance abuse, with a focus on NY, MA, and CA. Marilyn Wellington from the MA Board of Bar…

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1L Firm Diversity Applications Workshop

November 20 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
WCC 4059 Room

OCS Peer Advisors are hosting small group workshops throughout the fall. Today, they will go through general tips on how to draft a strong diversity statement for your 1L law firm job search.

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ILJ Vol. 60 Co-Editors-in-Chief Election

November 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

ILJ Vol. 60 Co-Editors-in-Chief Election Night Monday, November 20 at 3:30-4:30PM in WCC 3018 OR 6-7PM in WCC 1019 (Delicious pasta will be served in the 6-7PM session.) We want you to come vote for the next Co-Editors-in-Chief for the Harvard International Law Journal and help determine the future vision for ILJ! We have three fantastic pairs running, and the candidates’ platforms will be shared over the listserv. The election will include short remarks by the candidates, followed…

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JOL Wrap

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC Pub

Come attend our wrap party!

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Health Law Policy, Bioethics and Biotechnology Workshop: Thaddeus Pope

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Thaddeus Pope will present his paper, “From Informed Consent to Shared Decision Making: How Patient Decision Aids Can Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Medical Liability Risk.”

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ILJ Vol. 60 Co-Editors-in-Chief Election

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

ILJ Vol. 60 Co-Editors-in-Chief Election Night Monday, November 20 at 3:30-4:30PM in WCC 3018 OR 6-7PM in WCC 1019 (Delicious pasta will be served in the 6-7PM session.) We want you to come vote for the next Co-Editors-in-Chief for the Harvard International Law Journal and help determine the future vision for ILJ! We have three fantastic pairs running, and the candidates’ platforms will be shared over the listserv. The election will include short remarks by the candidates, followed…

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SALDF Thanksgiving Potluck

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WCC 4056 Champ Room

Join SALDF for a plant-based vegan thanksgiving feast! Open to all. Please sign up to reserve your spot and commit to a dish by emailing SALDF.HLS@gmail.com.

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SALDF Thanksgiving Potluck

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Join SALDF for a plant-based vegan thanksgiving feast! Open to all. Please sign up to reserve your spot and commit to a dish by emailing SALDF.HLS@gmail.com.

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CLA Movie Night

November 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

CLA will present the documentary The Trail from Xinjiang by director Dongnan Chen.

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Examination Information Session

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound 101

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

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Is She the local sovereign?

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room

How do you imagine a local sovereign, a ruler of a kingdom or a president/ prime minister to look like? Chances are they are distinctly on the male-leaning end of the gender spectrum. During this lunch conversation Harum Mukhayer points out the inherently sexist nature of territorial sovereignty and notions of statehood under international law. She raises the question: Did the colonial treaty making process set in motion the gradual isolation of women in political participation? In answering this question…

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