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January 2018

OCS’s Career FRAME – ASSESSMENT: Learning What You Like & What You Don’t

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Are you unsure about your career path? Are you lost on what steps to take for your job search? OCS’s Career FRAME programming can help. Over the course of five lunchtime sessions, we will tell you what you need to accomplish to reach your career goals. Open to all students. Lunch provided.

OCS Career F R Ⓐ M E

ASSESSMENT: This third session covers the critical role that self-assessment plays both at the start of your job search and throughout…

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State Solicitor General, Law Firm Partner, Court of Appeals Judge: A Conversation with Judge Kevin Newsom

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Judge Kevin Newsom of the Eleventh Circuit joins the Federalist Society to give students practical advice based upon his career, which has included impressive positions in both the public and private sectors. An HLS graduate and former clerk to Justice David Souter, Judge Newsom has worked as a law firm partner, as Solicitor General for the state of Alabama, and now as a judge on the Eleventh Circuit.

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HIALSA Lunch talk with Mr. Alexander Fessas

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 214A Room

Please join HIALSA in welcoming Mr. Alexander G. Fessas for a talk on the practice of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Court) headquartered in Paris. As Secretary General and Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Mr. Fessas is responsible for the operational management and coordination of the ICC Court’s Secretariat and other dispute resolution services in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Sao Paolo and Singapore.

Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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WLA Networking and Finding Mentors/Sponsors Panel

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Join us on Wednesday, January 24th for a lunch discussion about networking and finding mentors and sponsors. Attorneys from Wachtell Lipton, Davis Polk, Goodwin Procter, and Simpson Thacher will be joining us to share their experiences. Non-pizza lunch will be served. We hope to see you there!

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Public Accommodations, Sexual Orientation, & Religious Liberty:Jewish Teaching about the Real Sin of Sodom

January 24 @ 12:00 pm
WCC 3034 Room

Professor Joseph Singer will discuss the issue of religious freedom and public accommodations, focusing on Masterpiece Cakeshop and similar cases. The discussion will explore how the Jewish tradition views the real sin of Sodom according to the prophet Ezekiel and the midrash. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 24th at 12pm in WCC 3034. The room seats 24. Lunch will be served.

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History Revisited: Memphis Sanitation Workers 1968 with William Lucy

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ames Courtroom

Part of the annual Jerry Wurf Memorial Forum, William Lucy’s presentation will explain the sanitation workers’ strike in 1968 that brought Martin Luther King to Memphis where he was assassinated. Lucy was a prominent labor organizer during the Memphis strike and soon became the founding president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. Mainstream media and commentators too often ignore the centrality of labor struggles and economic justice in MLK’s legacy.

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Cooley – 1L Reception

January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 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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The Case for Alternative Meat

January 25 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Have you heard of plant-based meat that bleeds? Current factory farming practices do not only raise health safety concerns but also many environmental concerns. Should the world population increase their meat consumption at current speed, we will deteriorate sustainability of our very own globe. Nicole Negowetti, 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 farming will…

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OCS’s Career FRAME – MATERIALS: Crafting The Best Job Application Materials

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Are you unsure about your career path? Are you lost on what steps to take for your job search? OCS’s Career FRAME programming can help. Over the course of five lunchtime sessions, we will tell you what you need to accomplish to reach your career goals. Open to all students. Lunch provided.

OCS Career F R A Ⓜ E

MATERIALS: This fourth session covers best practices for materials you use for a job application. In today’s job market, this means…

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Information Session on Post-Graduate Fellowships in Human Rights

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Please join the Human Rights Program for an informational session on post-graduate fellowships in human rights. We will discuss the application process for the Satter Human Rights Fellowship and the Henigson Human Rights Fellowship, both of which have deadlines in March. Faculty and staff from the Human Rights Program and OPIA will be present to discuss your fellowship project and placement ideas.

Pizza will be served.

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Carlos Speaker

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Carlos Pena Ortiz is a rising political star in Mexican politics. Currently, he is the President of the Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) in Reynosa, Mexico and was one of the youngest people to assume that office in decades. He will be speaking on the issue of unaccompanied minors immigrating through Mexico and into the US.

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Net Neutrality in the United States

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East A

A panel featuring Christopher S. Yoo (UPenn) and Matthew Wood (Free Press)

Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm Harvard Law School campus Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East A (Room 2036, Second Floor) RSVP required to attend in person Event will be live webcast at 12:00 pm

This event is being co-sponsored by the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and the Berkman Klein…

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The Great Net Neutrality Debate

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East A

The January 4 release of the Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order marked the most recent turn of events in the longstanding and ever-changing battle over net neutrality. Come hear a debate between Professor Christopher Yoo and Matt Wood who will explore the consequences of this action, including the implications of the Order, the outcome of the judicial challenge, and the possibility of legislative reform.

This debate will be built around YOUR pre-written questions on the FCC’s Order, which…

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US Foreign Policy from the Inside Out: A Lecture with Samantha Power

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center

In this talk, Power will provide a comprehensive picture of US foreign policy. Register online.

Samantha Power RI ’18 is a professor of practice at Harvard Law School and the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She is a former US representative to the United Nations and member of President Obama’s cabinet.

Prior to…

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Supreme Court Moot: Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

William Messenger, from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, will be mooting his upcoming Supreme Court argument for Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. The case involves an important First Amendment challenge to “agency shop” arrangements in public sector unions. This event is co-hosted by Federalist Society, American Constitution Society, and the Law Review. Dinner will be served.

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OPIA’s Public Interest Networking Reception

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

OPIA’s Public Interest Networking Reception is an opportunity to connect with attorneys from a wide range of public interest organizations, including federal and state government, legal services, public defenders, prosecutors, public interest law firms, and non-profit advocacy organizations.

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OCS’s Career FRAME – EXPLORATION: Figuring Out What Lawyers Do

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Are you unsure about your career path? Are you lost on what steps to take for your job search? OCS’s Career FRAME programming can help. Over the course of five lunchtime sessions, we will tell you what you need to accomplish to reach your career goals. Open to all students. Lunch provided.

OCS Career F R A M Ⓔ

EXPLORATION: This fifth and final session covers how to efficiently explore the career options that are out there in the private…

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Challenges for European Banks of Doing Business in the US

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Markus Lammer (COO UHNW, Credit Suisse NYC) and Martin Boehringer (Managing Director, Credit Suisse London/Zurich) Talk on Challenges for European Banks of Doing Business in the US

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Mississippi Delta Project Spring Information Session

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Interested in policy or legislative work? Want to help work on racial justice, environmental, or economic development issues in a region of significant need? Come to the Mississippi Delta Project Spring Information Session! Our SPO provides policy and legal services to our clients in the Mississippi Delta region in areas like police brutality, farm to school, and zero-waste policy. New members always welcome. Lunch will be served!

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Book Talk: Law and the Wealth of Nations: Finance, Prosperity, and Democracy by Tamara Lothian

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West B

The HLS Library staff invite you to attend a book talk in memory of author Tamara Lothian. In Law and the Wealth of Nations, Lothian offers a deeper view showing the path to the reconstruction of the economy in the service of both growth and inclusion. She probes the institutional innovations that would reignite economic growth by democratizing the market.

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HLS Christian Fellowship Weekly Gathering

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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!

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Human Rights Symposium [Human Rights: Adapting to the Challenges of Our Times]

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Starr Auditorim, Harvard Kennedy School

Join us for the first annual student-led Human Rights Symposium, entitled “Human Rights: Adapting to the Challenges of Our Times”, aiming to rethink the effective implementation of human rights in an age of increasing populism and nationalism.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required. Seating is limited.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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9:00 a.m. Welcome Address 9:15 a.m. Keynote Panel:…

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HLS TaxHelp General Training 1

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Advanced Certification training (required) for HLS TaxHelp volunteers.

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HBLR Winter/Spring Subcite

January 28 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Langdell Hall 225 Vorenberg Classroom – North

Join us for breakfast and lunch, as we edit articles for the HBLR’s spring edition. This editing session is where 1Ls and new members can make the biggest contributions!

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PLAP New Member Training

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Mandatory training for people who are interested in joining PLAP for the Spring semester

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HLS International Film Series Presents: Houses without Doors

January 28 @ 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.

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Sponsored by the Graduate Forum

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HLS Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico – Spring Break Pro Bono Trips & Projects Info Session

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C

Join us to hear about the Law School’s Hurricane María relief for Puerto Rico initiative. We’ll discuss what the legal issues are and opportunities for student involvement including remote work and spring break trips.

Please sign up below to help us plan for lunch. 

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880 in advance of the event. 

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Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Please join us for a talk with Trevor Hoppe, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY, on his book, Punishing Disease: HIV and the criminalization of sickness. The book examines how and why U.S. policymakers and public health systems have adopted coercive and punitive responses to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. It also looks at how other diseases have been punished throughout history and cautions against the extension of criminalization to diseases such as hepatitis and meningitis.…

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PAF Information Session

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3012 Room

HUEA SG Philanthropy Advisory Fellowship is a program run by Harvard University Effective Altruism Student Group to provide free research and advice to philanthropists on how they can best improve the world with their charitable giving.

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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 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

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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Journal of Law & Gender – Welcome Event

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

Welcome Back! Join the Journal of Law & Gender to sign up for our spring article teams!

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Wingate Ames Brief Training with Lexis (one person will win a pair of Apple Airpods in each class!)

January 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:20 am
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

Join Lexis and learn how to approach appellate brief research using Lexis Advance. Like last semester, we’ll use your Ames brief topics as our hypo. As always, each attendee enrolled in rewards will earn $5 in Lexis Reward points. Also, for the week of January 30th, a pair of Apple Airpods (their wireless earbuds) will be given out to one lucky winner in EACH class! To get the most out of the training, please read the fact pattern BEFORE attending.…

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JOLT Spring Subciter Training

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Join the Journal of Law and Technology for our Spring 2018 Subciter Training!

Sign up to subcite at bit.ly/JOLTsignup-Spring18. Attendance at training is required for all new subciters, and lunch will be provided. Please contact the Technical Editor, Alex Noonan, at jolt.tech.editor@gmail.com with any questions.

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PLAP New Member Training

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Mandatory training for people who are interested in joining PLAP for the Spring semester

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Coaching for Success in Law

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3038 V& E Room

Coaching for Success in Law covers different topics each week. No pre-registration required. Please join us for lunch and conversation about the self-awareness and interpersonal skills which support excellent legal work such as: time management, managing anxiety, complex conversations and more. Individual topics listed on flyers and posters on WCC bulletin boards.

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Turkey and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Responses and Perspectives

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Since 2011, Turkey has received more than three million Syrian refugees, the largest community of Syrians displaced by the conflict. This has had significant economic, political, security, social, and foreign policy challenges for Turkey. This talk by Dr. Zulfukar Aytac Kisman (Firat University) will focus on the Syrian refugee crisis from Turkey’s perspective and analyze the Turkish response to the crisis, policies developed, and the need for more rigorous planning.

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Lambda ID Services Project 2018 Spring Training

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East A

Lambda’s ID Services Project works with the Y2Y Shelter in Harvard Square to obtain State IDs for homeless young people. No previous experience with ID services is required to join, and while the Project is run by Lambda, we welcome all members of the HLS community to participate.

Queer youth, especially queer youth of color, are more likely to experience homelessness or housing instability than their white, straight peers. The lack of a valid State ID can pose a…

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APALSA Putting Grades into Perspective

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Wondering about your grades? Confused about how they fit into the big picture of your goals? Come hear from representatives from Shearman & Sterling and OCS about the roles grades do (and don’t) play in the hiring processes, as well as tips for how to make yourself the most attractive candidate possible regardless of your grades. Many things matter besides grades – come hear the broader perspective! This panel has wisdom for everyone. Sponsored by Shearman & Sterling LLP.

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Monkey Selfie Panel

January 30 @ 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom
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Muckraker Ames Brief Training with Lexis (one person will win a pair of Apple Airpods in each class!)

January 30 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

Join Lexis and learn how to approach appellate brief research using Lexis Advance. Like last semester, we’ll use your Ames brief topics as our hypo. As always, each attendee enrolled in rewards will earn $5 in Lexis Reward points. Also, for the week of January 30th, a pair of Apple Airpods (their wireless earbuds) will be given out to one lucky winner in EACH class! To get the most out of the training, please read the fact pattern BEFORE attending.…

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