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11:00 am

Open Office Hours with Harvard International Office (HIO)

October 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WCC 3012 Room

Peter O’Meara, HIO Advisor for HLS, holds walk-in office hours for HLS students and scholars in WCC 3012 every other Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates during the 2019-2020 academic year. Please feel free to drop by to see Peter with immigration-related questions. No appointment is needed.

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11:45 am

Reading Strategies

October 22, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Do you have questions about how to manage your time, energy and attention in law school, how to read efficiently, take notes, outline, or study for exams? Come ask them while enjoying a free lunch! In these Tuesday discussions, BSAs will share the strategies that have worked for them. Facilitated by Harvard Graduate Student Learning […]

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12:00 pm

LL.M. Series: Interview Workshop

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser 102

An interview is your chance to showcase your qualifications, enthusiasm and preparation for a law firm position. Attend this session to learn how to prepare for and succeed in your US-style interviews. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact Student Support Services in the Dean of Students Office at, or (617) […]

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Lou Cooperhouse, Blue Nalu CEO Lecture

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

Lou Cooperhouse is the CEO of Blue Nalu, a company founded to provide consumers with healthy and safe cultivated seafood products that support the sustainability and diversity of our oceans.

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A Critical Win: The Fight to Reinstate Care for Critically Ill Immigrants

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join us for a discussion with Tony Marino, the Director of Legal Services at the Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC), and Dr. Fiona Danaher, a pediatrician with Mass General Hospital and Co-chair of the MGH Immigrant Health Coalition about the fight to reinstate the Medical Deferred Action program which let immigrants remain in the country while they or their relatives receive life-saving medical care.

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Children Off the Radar: A Lunch Talk with Visiting Professor James Dwyer

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3036 Room

James Dwyer, Visting Professor and Arthur B. Hanson chair at the William & Mary School of Law, discusses the ways in which current law throughout the U.S. makes it possible for parents to ensure that no other human being lays eyes on their offspring throughout childhood.

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Berkman Klein Luncheon Series: Conversion Via Twitter featuring Megan Phelps-Roper

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA, MA 02138 United States

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series (RSVP Required) Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall Milstein East C (Room 2036, Second Floor) Cambridge, MA 02138 This talk features Megan Phelps-Roper and Brittan Heller in discussion about Phelps-Roper's new book Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church. Megan Phelps-Roper was raised in the Westboro Baptist Church, the […]

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Job Hunting as a Canadian

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

A panel discussion on spending your 1L or 2L summer in Canada

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HLS Palestine Spring Break Trek Info Session

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West B

Come to WCC 2019 / Milstein West B to hear about plans for HLS’s Spring Break Trek to Palestine. Students will learn about Palestinian history and culture, the realities of life under military occupation, speak to Israeli and Palestinian officials, human rights advocates, and enjoy the lively nightlife and delicious food of the region. Cities […]

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The Changing Landscape of the Emerging Companies Ecosystem. *Sushi Lunch*

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Sushi and food from Mix It will be served! Join the West Coast Club for a lunch talk with Ellen Ehrenpreis (‘93) and John Bautista (‘91), both members of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. They will draw on their expertise in advising companies and founders in Silicon Valley in a discussion on the changing landscape of […]

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Semester Abroad and the HLS-University of Cambridge J.D./LL.M. Joint Degree Program

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Harvard Law School’s Semester Abroad Program offers HLS J.D. students the opportunity to study law and live in a foreign country while receiving a semester of ungraded credit towards their degree, and the HLS-University of Cambridge J.D./LL.M. Joint Degree Program allows students to spend their 3L year in the UK while earning both a Harvard […]

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Litigation vs. Transactional Practice: How to Decide?

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Please join Harvard's APALSA for an exploration into the differences between litigation vs. transactional practices at a law firm, featuring representatives from Choate, Paul, Weiss, and Simpson Thacher! During this lunch event, practicing attorneys will discuss the day-to-day differences between these two types of legal work, the factors that they considered when deciding between the […]

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Equity and Equality: The Economics Behind Women’s Property Rights in Islamic Law

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin 102

Program in Islamic Law Lunch Talk with Maya Shatzmiller, Professor of Islamic History, Western University Islamic law gives women and men identical property rights. With some modifications, these rights enable women to earn and acquire income and property, transact with it and consent to the practice of birth control. This paper argues and empirically demonstrates […]

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12:05 pm

Free-Them Week

October 22, 2019 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC B015 Classroom
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Lunch Talk with John Wood, GC of US Chamber of Commerce

October 22, 2019 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom
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Memo Prep: How to Find Cases from Other Cases

October 22, 2019 @ 12:05 pm - 12:30 pm
Austin Hall 101 Classroom – East

Training session for 1Ls will help you ace your open memo research assignment and show you how to use Lexis to find other relevant cases when starting with a case

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JOLT Lunch Talk: “Intellectual Property Litigation in Big Law” with Kirkland & Ellis LLP

October 22, 2019 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
Langdell Hall 272 Kirkland and Ellis Classroom – South

Come hear *real-life* attorneys talk about what it is like to practice Intellectual Property Litigation in Big Law. Attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis LLP's New York office will speak about the practice groups that sit under the IP umbrella and take questions from the audience. All curious students and aspiring IP litigators welcome. Come hungry; […]

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12:15 pm

Westlaw Research Series – KeyCite

October 22, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

We will review the concept of citators with a focus on cases. In particular, how to tell if your case is still good law.

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12:30 pm

Harvard AAU 2019 Student Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct Presentation

October 22, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC, Milstein East A

For those who were unable to attend last week’s University presentation on the Harvard AAU 2019 Student Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct, please join Professor Kathleen McGinn, co-chair of the Harvard AAU Survey Steering Committee, and Nicole Merhill, Harvard University Title IX Officer, today at 12:30PM in Milstein Hall, East A, for a presentation […]

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5:00 pm

Masterclass & The Art of Mingling

October 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

Networking is a fact of life in the legal profession and much of your career will rely on strong relationships. As early as 1L year, law firms will host receptions, which present an opportunity to develop new connections and learn more about the profession. Masterclass will provide you with a concrete, step-by-step approach to making […]

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Berkman Klein Panel Discussion: Contesting Algorithms featuring Niva Elkin-Koren

October 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wasserstein Hall 1010, 1585 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Berkman Klein Panel Discussion (RSVP Required) Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall Room 1010, First Floor Cambridge, MA 02138   Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we govern human behavior, undermining the checks and balances which were intended to safeguard fundamental freedoms in liberal democracies. Governance by AI is a dynamic, data driven framework of governance, where […]

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5:30 pm

Allen v. Cooper Moot Argument

October 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Austin Hall 111 Classroom – West

Moot argument for petitioner in Allen v. Cooper, No. 18-877, before a panel of faculty members. The question presented is whether Congress validly abrogated state sovereign immunity via the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act in providing remedies for authors of original expression whose federal copyrights are infringed by states. Arguing on behalf of petitioner is Derek […]

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6:30 pm

Faculty Panel on Divestment

October 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Come see various faculty members from around the school speak about divestment from the prison-industrial complex.

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PON Panel Discussion: Innovative Models for Resolving Disputes after Mass Disasters and Catastrophic Harms

October 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

A panel discussion with: Guhan Subramanian, Chair, Program on Negotiation Kenneth R. Feinberg, Attorney, Feinberg Rozen Eric D. Green, Principle, Resolutions, LLC, Boston Francis E. McGovern, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law Mass disasters and catastrophes injuring large numbers of individuals present serious operational, management and fairness problems for traditional compensation systems, including […]

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