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October 2019

Masterclass & The Art of Mingling

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC
Free

Networking is a fact of life in the legal profession and much of your career will rely on strong relationships. As early as 1L year, law firms will host receptions, which present an opportunity to develop new connections and learn more about the profession. Masterclass will provide you with a concrete, step-by-step approach to making a great impression at a professional cocktail reception. After the program, you will get the opportunity to put what you have learned into action by…

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OPIA’s Student-to-Student Job Fair

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

2Ls and 3Ls will be available to answer questions about their previous summer employers and internship experiences.

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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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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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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 are free. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact Student Support Services in the Dean of Students Office at studentsupport@law.harvard.edu, or (617)…

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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 June Casey, Librarian For Open Access Initiatives & Scholarly Communication Quinn Zhang, Articles Editor, Harvard Law Review Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.…

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OCS 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshops

October 25 @ 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 are free. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact Student Support Services in the Dean of Students Office at studentsupport@law.harvard.edu, or (617)…

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Stepping Stones: How to Make Your Summers Work for You

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join the BSA, OPIA and OCS for a student panel discussing how to structure your summers in order to make the most of your time here at HLS and set the stage for success in your career. Lunch will be provided.

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Law Teaching Colloquium: Developing a Research Agenda

October 28 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Griswold Hall 110 Classroom

a yearlong series of information sessions highlighting various aspects of law teaching If you go on the U.S. law teaching market, a hiring committee will likely ask you to talk about your plans for research. So, what is a research agenda? How does one develop it? What is the best way to convey this information to others? Beyond the law teaching market, developing a research agenda may also be useful for your future scholarly pursuits. Speakers: Joseph W. Singer, Bussey…

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The Institute for Justice and Other Opportunities to Litigate for Liberty

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Come learn from and network with one of our highly esteemed and deeply knowledgeable Wasserstein Fellows, Renée Flaherty, Attorney with The Institute for Justice, as she discusses her work at the Institute for Justice and similar opportunities to litigate for liberty.

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Info Session Video Conference Call with Brent Mitchell ’98, Senior Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Enforcement Division

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room
Free 49 spots left

Speak with Brent Mitchell ’98 about working with and applying to the summer internship program with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. You must register to receive the conference call details.

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November 2019

OPIA’s Applying to Volunteer at the Department of Justice

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Students interested in summer volunteer internship opportunities with the U.S. Department of Justice (either at Main Justice or with United States Attorneys’ Offices) are encouraged to join OPIA advisors for an overview of the application process.

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Women in M&A

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Hear panelists discuss their careers in M&A, what is truth versus myth regarding opportunities and challenges and what law students can do to learn more and ready themselves for a career in M&A. Lunch from B. Good.

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From the Ground Up – Growing Your Own Non-Profit

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Come hear the Deputy Director discuss her experience cultivating a nonprofit to address racial, economic and social inequities, and how the Root and Rebound team is re-imagining what lawyering looks like for communities most harmed by mass incarceration and the War on Drugs.

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Alumna-In-Residence: Lauren Estevez ’13, Cannabis & CBD Law

November 8 @ 12:00 pm
WCC B015
Free 60 spots left

Learn about the budding field of cannabis law with OCS Alumna-in-Residence, Lauren Estevez ’13. Ms. Estevez advises licensed cannabis and CBD brands, investors, and operators on legal strategy, regulatory compliance, and transactional matters

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WLA Public Interest 1L Summer Job Search Panel

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join the WLA for a panel on how to find a 1L summer public interest job! 2L and 3L women, as well as Catherine Pattanayak — Director and Interim Assistant Dean for Public Service — will speak about their 1L summer experiences with a focus on the application process.

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OCS 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshops

November 8 @ 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 are free. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact Student Support Services in the Dean of Students Office at studentsupport@law.harvard.edu, or (617)…

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OPIA’s Conservative/Libertarian Job Search Lunch

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Please join OPIA Attorney Advisor Ginny Greiman to learn about career paths for students interested in working on behalf of conservative/libertarian causes.

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OPIA’s Rappaport Fellows Program Information Session

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 4059 Room

Learn about the Rappaport Fellowship, a 10-week summer program that provides stipends for law students to work on public policy issues in local or state government offices.

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Animal Law Summer Job Peer Advice

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Come hear from fellow HLS students about how to get summer positions in animal law! Plant-based lunch will be provided.

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Variations on a Theme: Shifting Practices in Public Interest

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Come learn from and network with one of our highly esteemed and deeply knowledgeable Wasserstein Fellows, Sylvia Torres-Guillen, Director of Education Equity and Senior Legal Counsel with the ACLU of Southern California, as she discusses all she's learned through a career spanning public defense, labor rights, and educational equity.

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OCS 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshops

November 15 @ 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 are free. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact Student Support Services in the Dean of Students Office at studentsupport@law.harvard.edu, or (617)…

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1L Mock Interview Program

November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

Be prepared for your 1L summer internship interviews and ensure success by practicing your skills in a mock interview. 1Ls will have the opportunity to participate in thirty-minute interviews with HLS alumni and other attorneys representing both the public and private sectors. The first twenty minutes will be spent participating in the mock interview; during the last ten minutes the interviewer will provide feedback and pointers to enhance your interview skills. Note that this will be a low-pressure practice session.…

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Peggy Browning Fund’s Advocating For Workplace Justice Regional Workshop Program

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room

PBF’s Regional Workshops Program, entitled Advocating For Workplace Justice, is held at law schools across the country and consists of a one-hour panel discussion followed by a brief networking reception.

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Alumna-In-Residence: Marie-Louise Ramsdale ’93, Family Law

November 20 @ 12:00 pm
WCC 4056 Champ Room

Details and RSVP information forthcoming. 

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December 2019

Texas Club December Roundtable

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East BC

The Texas Club's annual December speed-dating style career fair. Wear your suit and bring lots of copies of your resume! Lunch will be served.

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February 2020

West Coast Career Fair

February 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

Come meet West Coast employers from Seattle all the way down to San Diego to learn more about the West Coast legal market, eat some great food, and network with recruiting attorneys! Students from all class years are welcome. Attire is business casual.

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JOLT Career Fair

February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A

JOLT’s Career Fair is the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology’s largest event of the year. Come and mingle with attorneys from top law firms, particularly focused on today's top technology and IP issues. Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. No RSVP needed!

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