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September 16


  • Derecka Purnell, “A Conversation about Law, Law School, Organizing, and Becoming Abolitionists”

    12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

    Members of the Harvard Law School Community are invited to attend a conversation with Derecka Purnell — HLS grad, human rights lawyer, organizer, and author — about her journey about Law, Law School, Organizing, and Becoming Abolitionists.” Derecka Purnell received her JD from Harvard Law School, and works to end…
  • Labor, Government, and the Vaccine Mandate: A Conversation with Sharon Block

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    In a conversation moderated by Professor Benjamin Sachs, learn about Professor Block’s journey since law school: Senior Counsel to the Senate HELP Committee, member of the NLRB, executive director of the Labor and Worklife Program, and most recently, acting administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). Professor…
  • Project No One Leaves LUNCH & Orientation – Fighting Housing Displacement in Boston

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED! (Please RSVP to get food). Project No One Leaves is an SPO canvassing group that partners with local community organizers to connect low-income and oppressed communities to resources that build community power and provide opportunities to protect and assert residents’ rights.
  • Labor, Government, and the Vaccine Mandate: A Conversation with Sharon Block

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    In a conversation moderated by Professor Benjamin Sachs, learn about Professor Block’s journey since law school: Senior Counsel to the Senate HELP Committee, member of the NLRB, executive director of the Labor and Worklife Program, and most recently, acting administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). Professor…
  • HLSCF Friday Night Gathering

    5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

    Join us this Friday for a night of food, fellowship, and teaching as we hear from Professor Okediji about what it means to be salt and light in law school. We will begin with food at 5:45pm and programming at 6:15pm.

September 17


September 18


  • Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project: Post-Pitch Event

    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Celebrate the start of this semester’s HLEP project cycle with our wonderful entrepreneurs and prospective clients on Sunday, September 18th from 5:30-7:30 PM at Felipe’s. This is an excellent chance to meet with other HLEP members, network with clients, and learn more about the different projects that were pitched this…

September 19


September 20


  • The Future of Money and Payments with the Honorable Nellie Liang, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    The Treasury Department has just released the much-anticipated reports required by the White House Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets. The reports, prepared by the Treasury Department together with the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Commerce, the Attorney General and agencies across the government, address numerous…
  • Democracy in Crisis

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Please join the American Constitution Society for a speaker event with Former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick. Room is TBA. Lunch will be provided. Originally from the South Side of Chicago, Patrick attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School. After law school, he clerked for a federal appellate judge and…
  • Where We Go From Here: Voting Rights in the Current Political Moment

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join OPIA for a community discussion with Wasserstein Fellow and leading voting rights expert, Gerry Hebert, whose career includes nearly two decades in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and another two decades directing the Campaign Legal Center. Given the daunting challenges of the current political moment, students might rightfully question how to best use their law degree to effectively advance civil rights. Gerry will discuss pathways to impactful public service in government, nonprofit organizations, and private practice, as well as provide insights into how students can best position themselves to challenge regressive voting policies and preserve our democracy.
  • Possession in Copyright by Analogy

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    A talk by Dr. Poorna Mysoor, Fellow and Director of Studies in Law, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by International Legal Studies, the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and the Project on the Foundations of Private Law. If you or an…
  • Advocates for Education Welcome Lunch

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Students are invited to join Advocates for Education for our first Community Lunch event of the year! The meeting will be an informal opportunity to meet the board of A4E, learn about the projects we have planned for the upcoming year, and share your ideas! It will also be a…
  • WLA Welcome & Info Session

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Come learn about the Harvard Women’s Law Association, what we do, and how to join!…
  • FDA and Emergency Response

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Learn more about the FDA’s emergency response to issues such as COVID-19, monkeypox, and infant formula. Join us on September 20th for a discussion of these topics and more with FDA Principal Deputy Chief Counsel Mark Raza in conversation with PFC Faculty Director, I. Glenn Cohen. Panelists Introduction: 
  • Journal of Law and Public Policy Kickoff

    12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

    The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy is hosting its Issue 1 Kickoff. Those interested in participating in Issue 1 should attend.
  • French Conversation Group

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join us for an evening of crepes and an opportunity to chat in French with
    fellow HLS francophiles. All language levels are encouraged to attend!…
  • French Conversation Groups

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Come meet the Francophone Society and practice your French. Open to all levels. Crêpes will be served!…
  • Partner Panel on Latham’s Africa Practice

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please join the Harvard African Law Student Association (HALA) for a Panel on Latham’s Africa Practice. This event will feature Associate Chidi Onyeche and Partner David J. Ziyambi from the Latham & Watkins London office. The panelists will speak about Latham’s Africa practice, affinity groups, and big law in general.
  • Lambda General Body Meeting

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Lambda is holding its first general body meeting. Come hear what we have in store for the upcoming school year and connect with fellow queer students! This meeting is open to all LGBTQ+ identifying students, and dinner will be provided.
  • Lambda General Body Meeting

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Lambda is holding its General Body Meeting. This event is open for all HLS students who identify as LGBTQ+. Dinner will be served…
  • Champagne Toast with Dean Manning

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Come celebrate with the WLA’s annual tradition of hosting a Champagne Toast with Dean Manning to kick off our year.

September 21


  • Meet the NSLA Board

    9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Stop by, grab some coffee & breakfast treats, and let us know what you want to see from NSLA this year! As we think about our vision for the year, we want to make sure we are serving the needs and interests of this community. So come by and say…
  • HLS Library Banned Books Read Out!

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Banned Books Week is September 18-24, 2022. Celebrate your freedom to read by joining the HLS Library and Harvard community members to read aloud selections from banned books we love: September 21, 2022, noon to 1 pm, Langdell Hall front steps. Bring your favorite banned book to share! And…
  • HREL and Kirkland & Ellis: An Introduction to Real Estate Private Equity Transactions

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join the Harvard Association for Real Estate and Law in hosting Kirkland & Ellis’s premier private equity real estate practice. The group specializes in unique and complex transactions across all asset classes and markets on behalf of many of the world’s largest private equity clients. Come learn more about their…
  • Constitution Day Lecture: The Honorable Janice Rogers Brown

    12:25 pm - 1:15 pm

    The Honorable Janice Rogers Brown, retired judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, will deliver a lecture in celebration of Constitution Day. All are welcome.
  • Lunch Discussion: What Do We Owe the Future?

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    It’s common to speak of duties to our children and grandchildren, but what might we owe to people living even further into the future? How might those duties shape our priorities today, given how vast the future could be? Please join HLS Effective Altruism for a lunch discussion of William…
  • Where can International Legal Studies take you? An introduction for 1Ls

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    In this special session for 1Ls, come learn about the wide range of opportunities to engage with international, foreign and comparative law available during your time at HLS.
  • Child Advocacy Writing Program Information Session

    12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

    The Child Advocacy Writing Program is a unique opportunity for all students (JDs, LLMs, and SJDs) who are completing writing projects on topics related to children and the law—such as abuse & neglect, foster care, adoption, education, and juvenile justice—to meet with other writers throughout the fall and spring to…
  • Love Your Library Fest

    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Love Your Library Fest: The HLS community is invited to stop by to learn all about the HLS Library, meet our librarians and vendors, and have a chance to win prizes.
  • Street Justice Coalition Info Session

    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Come join the Street Justice Coalition for an info session about HLS’s only organization dealing with homelessness policy and outreach, from 5:30-6:15 in WCC 3019! Snacks will be provided.
  • OPIA’s Public Service Leaders Welcome Meeting + Social Hour

    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join OPIA to learn more about the Public Service Leaders (PSL) Program and connect across sections with fellow public interest-minded 1Ls. The PSL program is designed to build supportive relationships and leadership skills among Harvard Law School’s public interest community. This welcome event will introduce interested students to the program and begin to co-create our community. Stick around after the program for a happy hour (location TBA)! RSVP to attend.

September 22