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November 2017

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 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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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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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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Misha Tseytlin: Gill v. Whitford

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Wisconsin Solicitor General Misha Tseytlin will speak on Gill v. Whitford, currently pending before the Supreme Court.

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West Coast 1L Jobs Panel

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

Hey 1Ls! Interested in working this summer on the West Coast? It might be a good time to start thinking about how you might want to spend your 1L summer. WCLSA 2Ls and 3Ls are here to help! Come out to hear about some of your many great options and to get a sense of upcoming application timelines. A panel of our members will be present to discuss and answer questions about their 1L summers working for West Coast government…

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HALB Presents: Mark Gidley, Chair of White & Case’s Global Antitrust/Competition Practice

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Please join Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) in welcoming Mark Gidley, Chair of White & Case’s Global Antitrust/Competition Practice. Mr. Gidley is a Partner at White & Case’s D.C. Office and his practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, cartel cases, class actions, and pharmaceutical antitrust cases, with an emphasis on trying antitrust cases.

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Advocates for Human Rights/LIDS Internship and Fellowship Chat

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Harvard Advocates for Human Rights and the Law and International Development Society (LIDS) will host a peer mentorship event focused on internship and post-graduate fellowship opportunities in the fields of human rights and international development.

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ACLU Summer Lunch Panel

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Please join the HLS ACLU for a lunch panel featuring current students who have worked at ACLUs! Lunch will be provided!

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Health Law Policy, Bioethics and Biotechnology Workshop: Vardit Ravitsky

November 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Vardit Ravitsky will present her paper, “The Shifting Landscape of Prenatal Testing: Between Reproductive Autonomy and Public Health.”

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HALB 1L Job Panel

November 27 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

HALB will be hosting a job panel discussing various private sector paths that students may consider. The panel will comprise 3Ls who have spent their summers in management consulting, investment banking, and law firms.

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HALB 1L Job Panel

November 27 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

HALB will be hosting a job panel discussing various paths that students may be considering. The panel will comprise 2L/3Ls who have gone through the job search process and/or spent their summers in (1) law firms, (2) government, (3) management consulting, and (4) investment banking.

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Examination Information Session

November 28 @ 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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HALB Women’s Leadership Speaker Series with Michelle Browdy, General Counsel, IBM

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Please join HALB for its inaugural Women’s Leadership Speaker Series event with Michelle Browdy, Senior Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, and General Counsel for IBM. Michelle will discuss her path to the C-suite at one of world’s largest employers, challenges she faced along the way, and her outlook on the rapidly changing legal and technology markets.

In her current role, Michelle reports to IBM’s Chairman, President and CEO, Ginni Rometty. Michelle is responsible for IBM’s global legal, security,…

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Open Office Hours with the HLS Curriculum Committee

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Open Office Hours with the HLS Curriculum Committee

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Palestinian Political Prisoners and International Law

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join us for a presentation by Sahar Francis, director of the Palestinian human rights organization Addameer! This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

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“Tight or Loose? The Key to Unlocking Our Cultural Divisions;” a book talk with Michele Gelfand

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Over the past century, we have explored the solar system, split the atom, and wired the earth, but somehow, despite all of our technical prowess, we have struggled to understand something far more important: our own cultural differences. Observing the wide variety of cultural permutations, people assumed for centuries that there were as many explanations for these permutations and rifts as there were examples of them. Michele Gelfand’s research shows that many cultural differences reflect a simple, but often invisible…

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Intisar Rabb Book Talk: “Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 214A Room

This book presents an in-depth exploration of the administration of justice during Islam’s founding period, 632–1250 CE. Inspired by the scholarship of Roy Parviz Mottahedeh and composed in his honor, this volume brings together ten leading scholars of Islamic law to examine the history of early Islamic courts. This approach draws attention to both how and why the courts and the people associated with them functioned in early Islamic societies: When a dispute occurred, what happened in the courts? How…

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1L Firm Diversity Applications Workshop

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 4063 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. There is no need to RSVP, just grab some lunch beforehand and then join us.

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ACS Exam Success Tips

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Finals are approaching, but don’t stress out! Join ACS for a panel of students as they discuss exam preparation and exam-taking strategies. Come pick up an exam resources packet as well.

Lunch will be provided.

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Career in International Development

November 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

The World Bank INT, PILPG, and ABA Rule of Law Initiatives join the panel on career in the international development field.

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Antibiotic Resistance: What Can We Do

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

This panel is bringing together a top restaurant chain company (Panera), doctors, and researchers to talk about the health impacts of misusing antibiotics in our food system and discuss best practices for phasing routine antibiotic use out of major meat supply chains. We want the discussion to then transition into if state policies and federal policy are plausible and the impacts of not instituting them sooner. The panel will be followed by an appetizer reception!

HLS Food Law Society is…

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La Alianza General Body Meeting

November 28 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Join La Alianza for our final general body meeting of the semester! We’ll be previewing upcoming events in the winter and spring, including our Ski Retreat and Spring Conference! Dinner will be provided.

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Mississippi Delta Celebration Speaker

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom
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JLG Galleys

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

JLG Galleys!

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HIALSA Lunch Talk with Chris Boehning from Paul Weiss

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Please join HIALSA for a lunch talk with Mr. Chris Boehning, Partner at Paul Weiss in New York. Mr. Boehning has practiced arbitration in Paris, London and Tokyo.

A non-pizza lunch will be served.

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