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11:45 am

The End of Policing – Exploring Police Abolition with Alex Vitale

February 27 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Alex Vitale, Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Center at Brooklyn College, will discuss his book "The End of Policing." This discussion will explore the problems with policing and the unprecedented expansion of policing in the United States over the last forty years. Vitale will also discuss alternative solutions to […]

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12:00 pm

Negotiation and Feedback with Sheila Heen

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Join HMP and Sheila Heen for a discussion of negotiation skills and giving and receiving useful feedback, based on her book with Doug Stone, "Thanks for the Feedback: the Art and Science of Receiving Feedback Well."

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Pro Bono in Law Firms

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Interested in continuing public service but want to gain experience at a firm? Want to learn more about how pro bono works at a firm? Come learn more by hearing law firm attorneys' perspectives on working on pro bono matters at their firm. Attorneys from will discuss how their pro bono program is set up, […]

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Space Startups Panel

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

The Harvard Space Law Society, in partnership with the Harvard Association for Law and Business, is organizing a panel on Space Start Ups focused on the unique challenges associated with working for a space startup, focusing on company formation and financing, regulatory work and intellectual property. This panel is sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & […]

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Voter Manipulation through Mass Media

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

Professor Eric Beerbohm will deliver a talk on voter manipulation, the use of mass media to influence elections, and negotiation in democracy. Professor Beerbohm is the Co-Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellows in Residence Program and a Professor of Government at Harvard University. Thai food will be served.

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Critical Race Theory w/ Profe Margaret Montoya

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Professor Margaret Montoya (HLS '78), a renowned Critical Race Theory (CRT) scholar and the first Latina graduate of HLS, will present about the history of CRT with a particular focus on theory, praxis, student and scholar activism, and futures of CRT. This event is intended to introduce students to CRT as well as provide a […]

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Israeli-Palestinian Peace from Oslo to Trump: An Israeli Perspective with Brigadier General (Res.) Amir Avivi

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

General Avivi will give a brief overview of the recent history of Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations, and share his views on the newest peace plan proposed by the Trump administration. Hosted by the HLS Alliance for Israel with the support of the MirYam Institute.

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Animal Law Weeks – Astha Sharma Pokharel – “Defending Dissent: Challenging State and Private Tactics Aimed at Suppressing Movements for Social Change”

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound 102

The right to protest is crucial for transformative and lasting social change - which is why opponents of progressive movements have always used a range of tactics to attempt to silence protest. States have passed laws aimed at suppressing environmental justice, Black Lives Matter, Palestinian human rights, and animal rights movements, often with the help […]

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Practicing Environmental Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Trial Law in California with Arnold & Porter

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Please join Arnold & Porter attorneys Zack Fayne, Jeremy Kamras, and John Ulin for a discussion on practicing environmental litigation, intellectual property litigation, and trial law in California. Copious amounts of Sugar and Spice Thai food will be served!

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“From Then Till Now”- How Far have Equal Opportunities for Women in the Legal Profession Progressed? An English Perspective

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Hilary Heilbron QC, English Barrister and International Arbitrator, will talk about her biography, “Rose QC”, the story of her remarkable and inspirational mother, Rose Heilbron, a trailblazer and pioneer of the 20th century and famous advocate and judge, her fascinating cases as defence counsel and the prejudice she faced and will examine gender diversity issues […]

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12:05 pm

HALB Presents: Decoding ‘Corporate Law’ with Proskauer Rose LLP

February 27 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Please join the Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) for a lunch talk sponsored by Proskauer Rose LLP. Proskauer is a well-renowned international law firm, known for the excellence of their robust labor and employment, litigation, and corporate departments. The lunch talk will feature a panel of associates from across the firm's various corporate […]

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3:30 pm

The International Development of the Blockchain and Fintech Industry [HLSBFI Conference]

February 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
WCC 1010

What is the outlook of blockchain and Fintech overseas? What are the challenges to the cross-jurisdictional expansion of blockchain and fintech companies? What are innovative fintech and blockchain applications that are being experimented with in various countries and how are regulators responding to this? Panel participants include Chiming Kam from the AMF (regulator) in France, […]

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5:00 pm

Prof. Ada Kuskowski, “Vernacular Law and the Making of Custom in Medieval France”

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 3018

Please join us for the HLS Annual Lecture on Latin American and European Legal History. This year's speaker, Ada Kuskowski (UPenn), will lecture on the topic "Vernacular Law and the Making of Custom in Medieval France." The event is open to the public.

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5:15 pm

A Lecture on Human Rights from Ambassador Samantha Power

February 27 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

You're invited to join the Harvard Law School community in honoring Ambassador Samantha Power on the occasion of her appointment as William D. Zabel '61 Professor of Practice in Human Rights. A reception will immediately follow the talk. Harvard ID Required.

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6:30 pm

Arnold & Porter – 1L Reception

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 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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7:15 pm

Legal Priorities Research Seminar

February 27 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
WCC 3008 Room

Come and discuss what you think are the most pressing, neglected, and promising areas of legal research that you think should be prioritized.

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