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10:00 am

HLS Advocates: Breakfast with Sophie Richardson (HRW)

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
WCC 3016 Room

Join HLS Advocates for breakfast with Sophie Richardson of Human Rights Watch! Come chat with Sophie about her career over coffee and pastries from Flour Bakery. RSVP at: https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforms.gle%2FFzwaXCVHQPNrXHBy5&token=mNk9q1VdCm1gb%2BF2QnW9zEfwWj31cJxrowfDXjmKrvM%3D

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12:00 pm

Becoming a Judge through State AG Offices

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C
Free

Dan Schweitzer ’89, Supreme Court Counsel at the National Association of Attorneys General, will discuss how the road to becoming a judge is increasingly running through state attorneys general offices, using many examples of current judges on both federal and state courts (who now offer clerkships). Lunch provided; please RSVP below by Friday, March 6, […]

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Public Service Leaders Mentoring Circle: Criminal Prosecution

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3009 Room
Free

Open to current Public Service Leaders and PSL alumni only. 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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Diverse Leaders Speaker Series: Grace Speights, Partner at Morgan Lewis

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Please join Harvard Association for Law & Business for a conversation with Grace Speights, Partner at Morgan Lewis.

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Business & Human Rights and the NY Bar

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

In response to the growing debate on the role of businesses in respecting human rights, the New York City Bar Association has formed a Working Group on Business and Human Rights to define policies and programs in this increasingly important area. The Working Group will recommend whether the City Bar (1) should endorse the UN […]

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High Stakes Litigation in 2020: Navigating the Current Administration, Aviation Safety and the Coronavirus

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010

Join attorneys from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP for a discussion of High Stakes Litigation in 2020. Presenters will be Deborah Baum, Pillsbury's Firmwide Litigation Practice Section Leader based in Washington DC; and Brian Beckerman, a Litigation Associate based in New York. Debby Baum has been achieving winning results for more than 30 years, prosecuting […]

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PLAP Lunch Talk – Souza Incident

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Since an isolated incident at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center on January 10 involving several corrections officers and incarcerated people, there have been alarming reports about widespread retaliatory measures by officers against those incarcerated. This includes seizure of property, prohibition of all phone calls and visits—including from legal counsel—use of chemical agents, dogs, and tactical weapons, 24/7 […]

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Massachusetts Elections & You

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

Are you registered to vote in Massachusetts or interested in getting involved with campaigns here? This panel, hosted by Harvard Immigration Project and the Equal Democracy Project, will give you a chance to learn about upcoming local and state elections, and how you can get involved by voting, volunteering, and more! This event will discuss […]

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The 19th Amendment Centennial & The Equal Rights Amendment Conversation

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2019 Milstein West AB

Join panelists Vicki Jackson, Michael Klarman, and Julie Suk for a conversation moderated by Jill Lepore discussing the 19th Amendment and the Equal Rights Amendment. Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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The Role of Law in the Data Political Economy

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

A lunchtime lecture on “The Role of Law in the Data Political Economy.” Salomé Viljoen, joint fellow at NYU Law and Cornell Tech, will discuss critical approaches to digital privacy and data regulation, the legal foundations of informational capitalism, and the agenda for law in creating a more equitable society in the age of Big […]

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Surveilled, Detained, Disappeared: Repression in Xinjiang

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Please join HLS Advocates for Human Rights, East Asian Legal Studies at HLS, and the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World for a discussion with Sophie Richardson (Human Rights Watch) and Rayhan Asat (HLS LLM '16), moderated by Professor William Alford. Sophie Richardson is the China director at Human Rights Watch. A […]

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Flemming Rose: “Identity Politics and Hate Speech: Contemporary Challenges to Free Speech”

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Flemming Rose, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and past editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands‐​Posten (2004-2015) during the Muhammad cartoons controversy, will speak on current free speech issues. Sponsored by the Harvard Federalist Society. Lunch will be served.

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4:30 pm

Kelman Seminar: The Fog of Victory | Gabriella Blum

March 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pound 100, 1563 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Though much progress has been made in recent decades to flesh out the rules on how we fight, much less progress has been made in answering the question, what we fight for. Liberal democracies who wage war today often fail to articulate a coherent vision of what they aim to achieve or how their interests […]

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Kelman Series: The Fog of Victory

March 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pound 100, 1563 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Though much progress has been made in recent decades to flesh out the rules on how we fight, much less progress has been made in answering the question, what we fight for. Liberal democracies who wage war today often fail to articulate a coherent vision of what they aim to achieve or how their interests […]

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5:30 pm

PON Spring Seminar

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

PON - Mediation and Conflict Management Seminar

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6:00 pm

Ames Moot Court Semi-Final Round

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ames Courtroom

The semi-final round of Ames Moot Court. Come see two of the remaining four student teams argue in front of invited judges. Reception to immediately follow. Harvard ID required.

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6:30 pm

Is Intellectual Property Racist?: Live Taping of the Podcast Hate 2 See It with Anjali Vats, Author of the Color of Creatorship

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 2012

The evolution of copyright, trademark, and patent law in the U.S. is not racially neutral, but rather, as Anjali Vats contends, has been influenced by how we understand (white) American citizenship.  Today, IP law continues to employ racially exclusionary categories, as demonstrated by high profile controversies over rap and hip hop, life-saving pharmaceuticals, and traditional knowledge. In this live taping of […]

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7:00 pm

La Alianza General Body Meeting

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Come join La Alianza at our General Body Meeting. Latin dinner provided.

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HALA Movie Night

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

HALA Movie Night

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7:30 pm

Litigation Recruiting Roundtable

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East AB

Join twelve top litigation firms at HLS Mock Trial Association’s Litigation Recruiting Roundtable. Meet litigators from several firms for networking and informational interviews. You will get exposed to a wide range of litigation practices: from specialized litigation boutiques to global firms with strong trial teams. You’ll also speak to partners and associates from different practice […]

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