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September 2017

Fighting the War on Poverty: Systemic Change Through Direct Representation

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Join us for a discussion about creating systemic change through directly representing indigent clients. Hear from Emma Ketteringham, Bronx Defenders (Family Practice) and 2017-2018 Wasserstein Fellow, and Beth Harrison, Legal Aid of D.C. and 2017-2018 Wasserstein Fellow, about their work transforming legal systems through direct civil legal services.

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Life in Law – Lawyers Speak About Their Careers

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3036 Room

Each week, a new attorney, working on the front lines of key legal issues, will share personal perspectives on their work and how they have navigated their careers, thus far. An opportunity for a more personal look at choosing a career path and how others have shaped their careers. See bulletin board flyers for who is scheduled to speak.

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HLPR New Interest Meeting

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

HLPR New Interest Meeting: Come learn about the Harvard Law and Policy Review, the official journal of the American Constitution Society. New and returning members encouraged to attend. Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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CLP Speaker Series – After the JD: Research into the Careers of Minority Lawyers

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pound Hall 201

Wednesday, September 20 12:00-2:00pm Pound Hall 201 Lunch is Provided!

Justice Goodwin Liu will join Prof. David B. Wilkins in this interactive panel event discussing their research into the careers of minority lawyers. Justice Liu will be presenting findings from his report “A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law” and Prof. Wilkins will be presenting findings from the recently released “Report on the State of Black Alumni II” during the first part of the talk. We’ll…

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Information Session: Study Abroad in China

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Program Lounge WCC 5053

Join GUO Rui LL.M. ’06 S.J.D. ’13, Associate Professor, Renmin University Law School, and International Legal Studies staff to learn more about spending a semester abroad in China. Lunch will be served.

Questions? ils@law.harvard.edu.

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Speak Out! Join The Harvard Law Record

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

Interested in writing? Opinionated? Want to investigate situations on campus? Experience with design/illustration/photography? We’ll take it! We are looking for dynamic, creative, daring, and thoughtful students to join the larger conversation on campus, which often takes place through our little paper. This session will provide information on what we do and how to get involved.

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DACA Phone bank

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3009 Room

The Harvard Democrats are gathering to phonebank Mitch McConnell to support DACA.

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Vis Moot Team Info Session

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3011 Room

The VIS International Arbitration Moot Team is recruiting! Every year the team prepares memoranda and competes in oral argument competitions in Vienna, Hong Kong, and New York. Last year, the team won several awards, including one for Best Oralist at Hong Kong. For more information, please contact us at vismoot@mail.law.harvard.edu.

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Get to Know JSEL!

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

Join JSEL for its first general body meeting to get to know our journal and our team.

Thai food will be served.

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Harvard Business Law Review (HBLR) Information Session

September 20 @ 12:05 pm - 12:40 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Join HBLR for lunch, meet the board, and learn how to get involved with our journal!

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Steven Calabresi: Three Infirmities in the Administrative State

September 20 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Join Professor Steven Calabresi, co-founder of the Federalist Society, as he discusses three infirmities in the administrative state: 1) the rulemaking power; 2) the lack of life tenure for administrative law judges; and 3) the absence of a right to civil jury trial in administrative law cases. Professor Jack Beermann will respond. Chick-fil-a will be served.

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Journal on Legislation Social Hour

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WCC Pub

Join the Journal on Legislation for a welcome-back happy hour! Learn about our work over food, drinks, and conversation with existing members. Stay for as little or as long as you like.

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APALSA General Body Meeting

September 20 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our first general body meeting of the year! Dinner will be served

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Welcome to the Journal of Law & Gender

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Harvard Law School’s Journal of Law & Gender welcomes you! Enjoy thai dinner & sign up to work on our fall semester publication!

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HALA General Body Meeting

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 2063 (Student Orgs Lounge)

Please join the Harvard African Law Association for its first general body meeting of the year! Great food from different regions of Africa will be served.

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Mock Trial Tryouts

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hauser Hall 101 Borenstein Meeting Room

Tryouts for the mock trial team

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New Frontiers: Business & Biotech in Space

September 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

The Space Exploration & Admiralty Law Society hosts Kris Kimel, founder of Space Tango and the Exomedicine Institute, to discuss running startups in space and emerging opportunities for microgravity research. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Non-pizza lunch served.

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LL.M. Series: Public Interest Job Search

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join OPIA for a discussion of the LL.M. postgraduate public sector job search.

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Women’s Law Association Information Session

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Join us for lunch and an opportunity to learn about the Women’s Law Association.

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Staying Fit in the Legal World

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hemenway Gymnasium,
1515 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Please join the Student Government Health & Wellness Committee and Harvard Recreation for a panel on fitness in the legal profession. We often hear that lawyers work such long hours that they cannot maintain lives outside of the office.

Lawyers from Ropes & Gray, Proskauer Rose, and Cooley will be at Hemenway Gymnasium to dispel that myth. They will answer questions about how they have integrated physical fitness into their professional lives.

Chik-fil-a will be served! Law firm swag will…

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Harvard Association for Law & Business (HALB) Information Session

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 102 Classroom

Please join the Harvard Association for Law and Business to learn more about our organization, meet current members, and hear how you can get involved! Lunch will be provided!

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JLPP Issue 1 Kickoff

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

Join the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy for our kickoff event! The roles of editors, senior editors, and executive editors will be explained. The articles to be published in Issue #1 will be presented and sign-ups will be finalized.

If you intend to join JLPP as an editor for Issue #1, you must attend this event.

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ILSP: Law and Social Change events  Cancelled

September 21 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom
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Harvard Business Law Review (HBLR) Information Session  Cancelled

September 21 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Join HBLR for lunch, meet the board, and learn how to get involved with our journal!

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Save the Legal Services Corporation: Information & Action Session

September 21 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

The Legal Services Corporation, the leading funder of civil legal aid for impoverished Americans, is under attack. Donald Trump has proposed eliminating all funding for the entity — a radical break from the decades-long bipartisan support the LSC has had since its founding in 1974. The American Bar Association is outraged and is calling on Congress to block this cut before it harms the 1.9 million people helped by the LSC lawyers annually.

We are coming together on Thursday, Sept.…

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JOLT Subciter Training

September 21 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Join the Journal of Law and Technology for our Fall 2017 Subciter Training!

Sign up to subcite at bit.ly/JOLTsignup-Fall17. Training will be offered 12:15PM – 1PM, Monday, Sept. 18 in WCC 2004 and 12:15PM – 1PM, Thursday, Sept. 21 in WCC 2009. Attendance at one of these two training sessions is required for all new subciters, and lunch will be provided. Please arrive at 12PM to get lunch, and training will start promptly at 12:15PM. Please contact the…

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Coffee Chat with Justice Goodwin Liu

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WCC 3009 Room

Join us for a small group chat with Justice Liu about his life, career, and research. Attendance is capped at 15 people, so please sign up ASAP (note: you must be logged into your HLS email to access the form): https://goo.gl/forms/adMvJUUAC1vUm8k32

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Coaching Seminar for Success in Law  Cancelled

September 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
WCC 3015 Room

Join us for weekly presentation and conversation on topics that will support your success as a law student and law professional (including: networking, advanced communications, mindfulness & time management etc.)

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Mock Trial Tryouts  Cancelled

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

Tryouts for the mock trial team

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HIALSA Kick-Off Reception: How to Break into International Arbitration  Cancelled

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC Pub

Please join the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) and two practitioners from Three Crowns at the WCC Pub on Thursday, Sept. 21 for an informal conversation about breaking into international arbitration!

Three Crowns’ Director of Practice and senior associate Hugh Carlson (https://www.threecrownsllp.com/team/hugh-carlson/) and senior associate Agustin Sanz (https://www.threecrownsllp.com/team/agustin-g-sanz/) will offer practical guidance on breaking into international arbitration, followed by Q&A. The event will be a great opportunity to socialize with others interested in international dispute resolution and international…

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Lambda General Meeting

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

HLS Lambda is hosting its kick-off meeting for all members, new and returning. Come join us for dinner and hear about upcoming events and how you can get involved.

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LIDS Informational Event

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

The Law and International Development Society (LIDS) invites you to join us for our fall kick-off and informational meeting. Come find out how you can be involved in projects, community events, and more!

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HALS General Body Meeting

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Please join us for the first HALS event of the year! We will introduce our organization and discuss all the fantastic events we have planned for the year. Membership sign-up sheets will be provided. Food will be served!

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La Alianza General Body Meeting

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

La Alianza’s First General Body Meeting. Dinner will be provided.

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Harvard Law ACLU 1L Info Session  Cancelled

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Come learn about how to get involved in the Harvard Law School Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Insomnia cookies will be served.

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Dinner with Justice Goodwin Liu

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Russel House Tavern

Join us for dinner with Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court. Justice Liu, a graduate of Yale Law School, is a prolific and influential scholar on constitutional law and education policy. His 2006 article, “Education, Equality, and National Citizenship,” won the Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law, conferred by the Education Law Association. Justice Liu is also a popular and acclaimed teacher. In 2009, he received UC Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award—the university’s most prestigious…

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LIDS Kickoff Social

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WCC Pub

Come hang out in the Pub and meet other students interested in international law and development on September 21, following our Kickoff Info Session in WCC 1015 at 7PM.

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Mock Trial Team Tryout’s

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

Tryouts for the HLS Mock Trial Team. Email hlsmocktrial@gmail.com for details

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HIALSA Workshop Kick-Off: Initial Steps in a Dispute: What Comes before the Briefs?

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) is pleased to announce its Workshop in International Arbitration. The Workshop will comprise nine individual sessions—beginning with the preliminary steps in a dispute and concluding with the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards—drawing upon the diverse experiences of leading practitioners and arbitrators. It will incorporate Harvard Law School’s course offerings in international investment and commercial arbitration, as well as the regular international arbitration lectures and seminars hosted by HIALSA. The Workshop is truly…

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Wedding Discrimination, Sexual-Orientation Discrimination, and Public Accommodations

September 22 @ 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

John Corvino will discuss some topics and themes from his book: Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination. This point-counterpoint book brings together leading voices in the culture wars to debate questions such as how do we handle the hard questions that arise when exercises of religious liberty seem to discriminate unjustly? John Corvino, a longtime LGBT-rights advocate, opposite Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis, prominent young social conservatives address such questions in his book.

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