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8:00 am

Lunch Talk The Revival of Shāfiʿism in Damascus, 11th-13th century

February 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Austin 102

PIL is pleased to welcome Mariam Sheibani, Research Fellow, Program In Islamic Law, Harvard Law School, as part of its Islamic Law Series. Details forthcoming. Subscribe to our lists below to stay up-to-date on PIL events.

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Lunch Talk :: An Islamic Legal Geography Of Crime And The Sanctuary In Nineteenth-Century Iran

February 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location TBD

PIL is pleased to welcome Farzin Vejdani, Associate Professor, Ryerson University, as part of its Islamic Law Series. Details forthcoming. Subscribe to our lists below to stay up-to-date on PIL events.

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12:00 pm

Public Reading of Scripture

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

The Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies invites students, staff and faculty to a weekly Public Reading of Scripture (PRS). The PRS is the practice of reading and listening in community. Reading the Bible in community was foundational to the life of God's people in the Old and New Testaments. Passages in Psalms, […]

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Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review Student Writing Information Session

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Austin 100 North

The Harvard Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review (CR-CL) is now accepting student writing submissions on any topic related to civil rights or civil liberties! Whether you have a polished draft or just an idea, get all of your questions answered regarding the submissions process at this information session. For more information, visit Submissions must […]

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HLS February Green Team Meeting

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3008 Room

All HLS community members (staff, faculty, and student) are welcome to attend the HLS Green Team meeting and learn how to help promote Green initiatives on campus. Please register for the meeting via email to Thank you!

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Public Service Leaders Mentoring Circle: Government

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 3016 Room

The PSL practice area mentoring circles provide an opportunity for you to connect with other public interest minded 1L, 2L, and 3L students to discuss common public interest practice areas. Take the opportunity to connect with your peers and gain a better understanding of public interest work in different settings.

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Legal Standards and Moral Worth in Frontline Decision-Making: Evaluations of Victimization in US Asylum Determinations; Harvard Empirical Legal Studies Series

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3038

Please join us for Dr. Talia Shiff's talk, Legal Standards and Moral Worth in Frontline Decision-Making: Evaluations of Victimization in US Asylum Determinations (abstract below). Non-pizza lunch will be served. RSVP here. Abstract: What is the role of moral values in legal settings that rely on a routinized processing of cases? Ethnographers offer many examples of frontline agents […]

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The ‘Nudgability’ Model for More Ethical Clinical Research

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 4059 Room

Miriam Bentwich, 2019-2020 Visiting Scholar at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, will introduce an enhanced nudging model specifically oriented to the clinical research context, including (1) exploring and explaining why and how nudging may occur in the clinical research domain and in what respect(s) it may pose an ethical challenge […]

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Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Langdell Hall 272 Kirkland and Ellis Classroom – South

Join the Harvard Crimmigration Clinic for a Lunch Talk event featuring Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia Hernandez, a top scholar in the area of Crimmigration. Cuauhtemoc Garcia Hernandez will be discussing his new book, Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants. Migrating to Prison is an urgent call for the abolition of immigration prisons and […]

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White Collar Crimes: Prosecution and Litigation

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Come join Sullivan & Cromwell and Gibson Dunn attorneys talk about White Collar Defense at a BigLaw Firm, and the career steps you should take to achieve success in the field!

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Defending Israel in 2020: Trump, Bibi, the US Embassy, and the Battle Against BDS

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Rabbi and former congressional candidate Shmuley Boteach will speak on the importance of the State of Israel not only as the Jewish homeland, but as a beacon of multiculturalism, human rights, and freedom in the Middle East.

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Investment Funds: Attorney-Client Perspectives with Fried Frank and Bain Capital

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Please join us this Wednesday 02/19 in WCC 3018 for our lunchtime talk on Investment Funds: Attorney-Client Perspectives sponsored by Fried Frank. The panel will include the Head of Fried Frank’s Private Equity Practice, Ken Rosh and David Shapiro, the co-chair of Fried Frank’s Tax Department as they discuss some of the various transactions they […]

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Protecting Animals in an Era of Deregulation

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

The current federal administration, in the name of reducing regulatory burdens for industry, is scaling back animal protections. American citizens consistently support meaningful legal protections for animals. Despite significant strides in recent years, our laws provide far fewer protections than polling shows that the public supports and even believes to already exist. And the limited […]

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Lunch Talk :: Tribal Law as Islamic Law: The Berber Example

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

PIL is pleased to welcome Lawrence Rosen, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, Princeton University, as part of its Islamic Law Series. Tribes are characterized less by their structural forms and purported evolutionary history than by their cultural orientations and shape-shifting capability. In many parts of MENA and Asia these qualities have also contributed […]

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12:10 pm

Westlaw Ames Brief classes

February 19 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

The lecture provides tips and shortcuts for researching your Ames Brief issue. Every student attending a session will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card.

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Diversity at a Big Law Firm

February 19 @ 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Join SALSA for a discussion of diversity at a big law firms with attorneys from firms including Cooley and Skadden.

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12:15 pm

1L Judicial Clerkship Q&A

February 19 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 3007 Room

The Judicial Clerkship Orientation introduced what 1Ls need to know for now about applying for 2022 clerkships in the future. If you have any remaining questions, bring them and your lunch to this interactive, purely Q&A session with HLS clerkship advisors.

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3:00 pm

ACS Coffee Chat with Attorneys from Gibson Dunn

February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WCC 3015

Join ACS for a coffee chat with Gibson Dunn partner Dan Chung. Conversation will include private practice and work as an AUSA in the Southern District of New York.

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3:30 pm

Milbank Coffee Chat

February 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
WCC 3012 Room

Join the Harvard Women's Law Association for a chat with Anya Andreeva (HLS ’17), who is a member of Milbank's Project Finance group. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Milbank and the world of project finance. Coffee and Georgetown Cupcakes will be provided.

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6:00 pm

Williams & Connolly – 1L Reception

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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7:00 pm

WLA Meeting

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Join the Women's Law Association for its February General Body Meeting. We will be discussing spring programming and new initiatives. Dinner will be served.

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DSLA General Meeting

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

DLSA General Meeting

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7:15 pm

Environmental Law Movie Night

February 19 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Join the Environmental Law Society and Professor Lazarus for a screening of an environmental film (TBD).

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