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7:30 am

The Harvard Law School Conference: Intellectual Property Law

October 24 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Milstein East B

On October 24, Harvard Law School will host the Intellectual Property Law Conference, which will explore the latest trends and developments in intellectual property. Federal Circuit and US District Court judges, top legal scholars and experienced practitioners will discuss global legal and policy issues. Conference Agenda

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11:30 am

Ask the Registrar

October 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Thursday, repeating until November 7, 2019

Come visit the  Ask the Registrar informational table by the ramp leading up to the Harkness dining hall. Stop by to grab some candy and ask members of the Registrar’s Office your most pressing questions!

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11:45 am

OSAPR-HLS Support Group

October 24 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:45 am on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

A weekly confidential and privileged space for people who have experienced interpersonal harm. Light refreshments will be provided! Location is private. Location will be provided upon registration. To register, please visit TINYURL.COM/HLSSUPPORT2019

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12:00 pm

Federal Prosecution and Defense Panel

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

Come hear Wasserstein Fellows James Chavez, a Trial Attorney with the Federal Defenders of San Diego, and Sean Driscoll, an AUSA in the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of IL compare notes on their work in federal defense and federal prosecution.

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Free-Them Week

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom
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HLS TaxHelp and the Problem of Predatory Tax Preparation

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join HLS TaxHelp as we discuss the problem of predatory tax preparation in low-income communities and how volunteering with TaxHelp helps prevent this in Cambridge and surrounding communities. *Lunch provided.

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Fighting the Asylum Ban

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

A regulation went into effect on July 16, 2019 which states that people seeking asylum in the US who have traveled through a third country will be ineligible unless they have sought and been denied asylum in that third country. Angelo Guisado from Center for Constitutional Rights and Irene Freidel from PAIR will speak about […]

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The World Bank: Sanctions System & Anti-Corruption Enforcement

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Rayhan Asat, international specialist at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP's D.C. office will be at HLS to talk about her expertise in global anti-corruption law, with a special focus on the World Bank's efforts to deal with corruption.

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Alumna-In-Residence: Ruth O’Meara Costello ’06, Employment Law & Criminal Defense

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 4063 Room
Free 16 spots left

Learn what it's like to practice employment law and criminal defense at a small law firm from Ruth O'Meara Costello '06, Of Counsel at Zalkind, Duncan, and Bernstein LLP in Boston.

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Civil Rights Advocacy: Experiences from the Obama Administration translated to the Trump Administration

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

We are honored to have Mr. Mazen Basrawi attend Harvard Law School to speak on his experiences advocating for Civil Rights. Mr. Mazen Basrawi is currently a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) Civil Rights Division’s Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, where he enforces the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the Equal Credit Opportunity […]

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Fear and the Safety Net: Evidence from Secure Communities; Harvard Empirical Legal Studies Series

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3016

Please join us for Professor Crystal Yang's talk on Fear and the Safety Net: Evidence from Secure Communities (abstract below). Non-pizza lunch will be served. Please RSVP here. Abstract: This paper studies how changes in deportation fear induced by the roll-out of Secure Communities (SC), a far-reaching immigration enforcement program, affected the demand for safety […]

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1:00 pm

OCS 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshops

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 15, 2019

OCS Suite (WCC 4020), WCC 4020

In a small group setting, 1Ls will work with OCS’s Peer Advisors on how to draft a professional, impressive resume and a persuasive cover letter for the private sector. Students can either bring their application materials to the workshop or take notes for later. There is no need to RSVP —just drop by when you […]

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3:30 pm

Adams Pro Bono Publico Award Ceremony

October 24 @ 3:30 pm
John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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The Pro Bono Honor Roll honors those law firms, solo practitioners, in-house corporate counsel offices, government attorney offices, non-profit organizations, law school faculties, and law students that perform 50 hours of pro bono work during their law school career.

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5:00 pm

Law Teaching Colloquium: Getting Published

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Griswold Hall 110 Classroom

(in italics) A yearlong series of information sessions highlighting various aspects of law teaching What does a publishable paper look like? How do you choose a publishable paper topic? How and when to submit your paper to a law journal? Come hear answers to these questions and more! Speakers: Daphna Renan, Assistant Professor of Law […]

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6:00 pm

Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign Faculty Town Hall

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom
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Derecka’s Abolition Workshop

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Prison abolitionist and Harvard Law alum Derecka Purnell leads a workshop in prison abolition. She helps us to imagine a world without cages and a near future where Harvard can stop profiting off of Black and brown people in cages.

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